Chicken Bajji (Chicken Fritters)

Commonly known as Bhajjia in Pakistan and Northern India or just Bajji in Southern India, this is one the most favourite tea time snack. Quick to whip up for unexpected guests and served hot and crispy with tea, these fritters just fly off the serving platter.

Using sliced onions, sliced potatoes, sliced raw bananas, capsicum or even bread to dip into a thick batter made of up of chickpea powder and a few spices are the common fritters that people make. I wanted to go a notch higher and came up with chicken bajjis. All it needs is 15 minutes of prep time.

Ingredients

Boneless chicken ……………………….250 gms

Red Chilli powder ………………………..1/2 teaspoon

Garlic Paste ……………………………….1 teaspoon

Garam masala ……………………………1/4 teaspoon

Salt …………………………………………..seasoning

Water ……………………………………….3/4 cup

For the Bhajjia Mix:

Chick pea powder………………………..11/2 cup (channa powder / besan / bengal powder)

Rice powder ……………………………….1/2 cup

Red Chilli powder …………………………3/4 teaspoon

Cumin Powder (Zeera powder) ……….1 teaspoon

Turmeric Powder ………………………….3/4 teaspoon

Asafoetida powder ………………………..1/2 teaspoon

Bi Carbonate of soda ……………………1/4 teaspoon

Water ………………………………………….3/4 cup

Salt ……………………………………………..seasoning

Method

  1. Cut chicken into bite size pieces.
  2. Add water, red chilli powder, garlic paste, garam masala and chicken into a saucepan and cook till chicken cooks thoroughly. Add water if it runs dry before fully cooked.
  3. Meanwhile, mix all the ingredients for the bhajjia mix and let it rest for a few minutes.
  4. Heat oil in a wok.
  5. Once the chicken is cooked and cooled dip each piece into the bhajjia mix and fry till it turns golden brown.
  6. Serve hot with chutney of your choice. Image
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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Khalid says:

    Masha Allah hvn’t had those in a long time….. have really good memories of them.

  2. True! 🙂 This is one is for you bro!

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