Friday, 25 April 2014

Prawn bajji - it may sound new, but the taste is incredible. There are lots of vegetarian variety bajjies made with plantain,potatoes. However, in the non vegetarian there are just few varieties reason being the meats may not taste good if its fully fried. Even when you make fish, you can make out the difference if its made as a full fried or as a shallow fry, as shallow fries are more better than the full fried version. Hence the best choice for making a non-veg bajji would be with prawns.The best combo for the prawn bajji is the tamarind chutney, its spicy and best when served with bajjies.

Tamarind chutney is the best dip for the prawn bajjies. When you are bored in the evenings and thinking for the best snack, prawn bajjies will be a best choice for you, as its very simple to make and your family will love it, i bet even the kids, as its not spicy. Lets move on to the making. My amma makes it at the nights of every new year and we really enjoy having it with lot of fun. She has two versions with the onion and the other one without onions. The one here i gave is without the onions.

For Bajji:

  • Prawns- 1/2 Lb or 200 grams
  • Besan - 1/4 Cup
  • Rice Flour- 2 Tspn
  • Cornflour- 1 Tsp
  • Kashmiri chili Powder- 1 Tspn
  • Turmeric Powder- 1/4 Tspn
  • Ginger garlic paste-1 Tspn
  • Salt- To Taste.
  • Oil- To Deep fry


  • Mix all the ingredients with water to make as a thick paste and keep it for at least 1 hour.
  • Drop it in the hot oil and deep fry until it turns brown.
  • Transfer to the paper towel and set dry to remove excess oil.
For Tamarind Chutney:
  • Tamarind- half lemon size
  • Red Chilies- 4 Nos
  • Asafoetida-1/4 Tspn
  • Ginger- a Small piece
  • Turmeric Powder- 1/4 Tspn
  • Salt- To Taste


  • Grind all the ingredients adding little water.
  • Serve with bajjies.

"You can also add some chopped onions to the batter.

I added the kashmiri chili powder for the spice and color but if you don't want to use it, you can add some chili powder and a little of red color to the batter."

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