Vegetable Fritters

Bajji are delicious south Indian vegetable fritters prepared by deep frying vegetable slices after coating them in chickpea (Bengal gram) flour batter. People with sensitive stomach used to avoid taking these fritters as gram flour causes flatulence & indigestion. So here is the recipe to make easily digestible gut-friendly bajji.

IMG_1268.JPGI have added powdered ajwain or omam seeds that is used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat stomach ache, indigestion, gastritis & flatulence. You may replace ajwain seeds with oma water/ ajwain water (1 tbsp). Also I have used easily digestible fermented batter instead of baking soda to make them fluffy & used ghee for its aroma. You may use any of the following vegetables for making bajji.


Yields : 14 bajji & a bowl of of thool bajji


  1. Vegetables of your choice
  2. Gram flour (chickpea flour or kadalai maavu) – 1 cup
  3. Rice flour – ¼ cup
  4. Fermented idli/ dosa batter – ¼ cup
  5. Red chilli powder – 1 tbsp
  6. Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  7. Ajwain (carom seeds or omam) –  ½ tsp or oma water – 1 tbsp
  8. Ghee –  ½ tsp (optional)
  9. Salt – 1 tsp
  10. Water for making batter- 1 cup
  11. Oil for deep frying


Batter making : First we need to dry roast ajwain & powder them using mortar & pestle. Then we can mix all the ingredients as shown below:


Bajji making: You can check the photos below to find out how these fritters are made.

Milaga Bajji:

chilliBanana Bajji:

bananaCapsicum Bajji:

capsiEggplant Bajji:

brinjOnion Bajji:

oninPotato Bajji:

pttoCauliflower Bajji: Cauliflower florets should be cleaned well & blanched before frying them.

cflrThool Bajji: With left-over batter we used to make thool bajji with roughly chopped vegetable(s).


You can treat your family with these stomach-friendly bajji with coconut chutney.




71 Comments Add yours

  1. Eggplant is my favorite! A friend of mine makes amazing eggplant bajji, so I’ve gotten very lazy and rarely make them myself.

    1. Megala says:

      It is my favorite too ! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by !

  2. jkaybay says:

    Love the idea of using the mix of chickpea and rice flour to make it a more balanced meal. Also: Yummmmmm!

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you !

  3. I love vegetable fritters and these look and sound wonderful! Thank you for sharing them Megala :):)

    1. Megala says:

      Thanks, and thanks for stopping by !

      1. You are most welcome :):) It is my pleasure 🙂

  4. Sandhya says:

    Drooling here looking at the bajji ! I like the addition of fermenbted idli dosa batter in the besan mixture!

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you !

  5. kayscorah says:

    These photos are so helpful – and appetising! Thank you.

    1. Megala says:

      Thanks for stopping by !

  6. Lovely recipe, Megala! 🙂 I am enjoying your interesting recipes! Thank you! 🙂

    1. Megala says:

      Glad to hear that ! Thanks so much !

  7. Another different recipe, love this version. Thanks for sharing

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you !

  8. foodzesty says:

    Another very interesting and great recipe!! 🙂

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you !

      1. foodzesty says:

        🙂 Very welcome

  9. forevermyjoy says:

    great recipe!

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you !

  10. InspiresN says:

    wonderful ! adding idli dosa batter and rice flour must give it a different taste as I usually use gram flour by itself. They look delicious!

    1. Megala says:

      Yes, definitely ! Thank you !

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