Plantain Fritters Mixture

28 Sep

Aratikaya Bajji Mixture/ Plantain Fritters Chat


Plantains 1
Besan 1 cup
Red Chilli Powder 1/2 tsp
Soda-bi-carb a small pinch
Salt to taste

Raw Peanuts 1/2 cup
Onions 1
Green Chillies 1
Red Chilli Powder 1/2 tsp
Lemon 1
Coriander Leaves 10-15
Salt to taste

Method of preparation:

Remove ends, peel and chop plantain into thin circles.
Soak the chopped plantain cirlces in cold water.

Heat oil in wok until smoky hot and then reduce to medium high.

In a bowl, add besan, red chilli powder, salt and soda-bi-carb.
Add little by little water to make batter having honey like consistency.
Dip each plantain circle in besan batter coating both the sides and leave each slowly in hot oil.
Turn on both sides until golden brown and remove on kitchen napkin.

Heat a tbsp of oil in small pan, roast the peanuts until crisp and brown.
Wash and finely chop coriander leaves.
Wash, remove stem and finely chop green chilli.
Remove ends, peel and finely chop onion.
Chop the fried plantain circles into small pieces.

In a deep bowl, add chopped plantain pieces, roasted peanuts, chopped coriander leaves, green chilli, onion, red chilli powder and salt.
Mix thoroughly by giving a good pressure.
Squeeze a lemon on top and serve.

Notes: Make sure you fry the plantain circles right.


12 Responses to “Plantain Fritters Mixture”

  1. Rajani September 28, 2007 at 10:32 am #

    Raji, Simply superb you making me hungry with mouth watering picture, I do the same with mirchi bajji, and you always present them very simple and elegant recipes. Thanks for sharing and given me new ideas.

  2. Suganya September 28, 2007 at 10:53 am #

    Frying plantains is by itself a rare task, I wouldnt care chopping it. It will go straight to my tummy πŸ™‚

  3. Asha September 28, 2007 at 11:29 am #

    What a beautiful recipe Anusha. Looks yum. Chaat is a great idea with Plantains!:)

  4. madhavi September 28, 2007 at 2:26 pm #

    Wow! I love it. Very unusual. Definitely going to try it.

  5. Suryamani September 28, 2007 at 6:17 pm #

    Great recipe Raji, I make aratikaya bajjilu quite often, kaani never tried as a chaat. I think it will be wonderful on Sat. afternoon w/ tea!

  6. Linda September 28, 2007 at 7:30 pm #

    I love the last instruction! I hope I can get it right when I try. This is a really unusual and great looking dish!

  7. roopa September 28, 2007 at 8:56 pm #

    looks unique πŸ™‚ great idea

  8. Timepass September 29, 2007 at 7:11 am #

    Different recipe but delicious for sure!!

  9. mandira September 30, 2007 at 6:52 pm #

    wow, great idea. The chaat looks delicious. πŸ™‚ thanks for your JFI entry πŸ™‚

  10. ksivani October 3, 2007 at 3:49 pm #

    Made it, loved it, blogged it!

    Thanks as usual for great ideas that really work πŸ™‚

  11. cc.johnson:mumbai January 11, 2008 at 9:17 pm #

    when soaking SLICED plaintains in cold water always add a little tumeric powder…this will remove away the stickiness of the plantain…..


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