How to make Maru na Bhajiya - SK Khazana -

Potato slices dipped in spicy gram flour batter and deep fried and served with a delicious tomato chutney

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Bhajiya, Medium potatoes

Cuisine : Gujarati

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Maru na Bhajiya - SK Khazana

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Gujarat has long stretches of unspoilt coastline and an endless supply of fish and shell fish. But strict Jainism in the past and orthodox Hinduism today has encouraged widespread vegetarianism.  The Gujarati cuisine is not heavily spiced but slightly sweeter than the cuisines of the neighbouring states.
Gujarati food is distinctively vegetarian with about 65% of its population shunning the meat.  The remaining 35% of the state’s population consists of Bohra Muslims and Parsis. Bohra Muslims are the followers of Abdullah who were Hindus who adopted Muslim religion.  The Parsi cuisine on the other hand is a blend of western influences.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Maru na Bhajiya - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Bhajiya

  • Medium potatoes peeled 4

  • Gram flour (besan) 200 grams

  • Cornflour 2 tablespoons

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Garlic paste 1/2 teaspoon

  • Ginger paste 1/2 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespo to garnish

  • Carom seeds (ajwain) 1 teaspoon

  • Green chilli chopped 1

  • Oil to deep fry

  • Tomato chutney

  • Medium tomatoes blanched, peeled and chopped 3-4

  • Olive oil 1 teaspoon

  • Garlic chopped 6-8 cloves

  • Salt to taste

  • Sugar 1/2 teaspoon

  • Green chilli chopped 1

  • Lemon juice 1 teaspoon

Method

Step 1

Take gram flour, cornflour, turmeric powder, salt, garlic paste, ginger paste, coriander leaves, carom seeds and green chilli in a bowl, add sufficient water and whisk well to make a thick and smooth batter.

Step 2

Slice the potatoes into not too thin slices.

Step 3

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Dip prepared potato slices in batter and set aside.

Step 4

To make chutney, heat olive oil in non-stick pan, add garlic and sauté on medium heat till fragrant.

Step 5

Add tomatoes, salt and sugar and mix well. Add green chilli, mix and cook for 2-3 minutes and set aside for cool down.

Step 6

Slide in the potato slices into hot oil and deep-fry till golden. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 7

Transfer half the tomato mixture into a blender jar and blend. Add lemon juice and mix. Transfer into a serving bowl. Transfer the remaining half of the tomato mixture into another serving bowl.

Step 8

Arrange the potato fritters on a serving platter, garnish with a tomato rose and sprinkle some coriander leaves on top of the fritters. Serve hot with the tomato chutney.

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