Good to have them Hot and Crunchy with a Steaming Cuppa Chai!
With the onset of the monsoon season across the country, it is that time of the year when cravings for bhajiyas and pakoras create a bigger appetite and keeps us wanting more. Though we are advised to have these foods in small quantities once in a while being loaded with calories, it is also better to make them in-house these days keeping in mind health and hygiene factors with the downpour.
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The aroma of the kadai frying the assorted varieties of bhajiyas has been very inviting for most of us and it just elevates the senses and activates the taste buds to bit into those tempting morsels and bites of Kanda bhajiya, Aloo pakora, Gobi bhajiya, Chicken pakora and more…
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“Bhajiyas and Pakoras have always been a very interesting concept for me to work on, it not only opens up doors to imagination and creativity but also gives me a reason to list down the varieties to be tried the next time, from the desi to the videshi andaz there is a lot more to explore! Although they are a little heavy to eat at times, a little binge with a balance is always welcome in our diets”- Chef Kaviraj Khialani.
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Accompanied with the popular green chutney, red chutney, imli ki chutney to the creative dips made with mayonnaise or hung curd, from tandoori mayonnaise to cucumber- mint dip, cocktail sauce, desi pesto chutney and more add a lot of value, taste, texture, and finesse to the bhajiya eating experience.
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Here are a few simple easy-to-make a bit innovative ways of doing Bhajiyas!
Recipe-1] CHATPATA BHARA HUA MIRCH BHAJIYA
[ SAVOURY STUFFED GREEN CHILI FRITTERS]
Recipe-2] INDO-CHINI PYAAZ AUR SUBZI KA BHAJIYA
[FUSION ONION & MIX VEG FRITTERS]
Recipe-3] MAKKAI AUR DHANIYE WALA BHAJIYA
[SWEET CORN AND CORIANDER FRITTERS]
Recipe-4] MASALEDAAR MURGH KA BHAJIYA
[SPICY CHICKEN FRITTERS]
Recipe-5] GOBHI AUR PALAK KA BHAJIIYA
[CAULIFLOWER AND SPINACH FRITTERS]
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About the author
Dr. Kaviraj Khialani – celebrity master chef - is a Mumbai-based author, writer, academician, food –health-lifestyle coach, mentor & consultant.
He is specialized in over 33 International Cuisines & has worked with brands like the Taj Group of Hotels, Kuwait Airways to name a few. Chef Kaviraj has been awarded several Global and National Awards for his outstanding performance and achievements in his chosen field. He has been featured on Star Plus and Colors Television on several food shows as well.