Plantain Bhajji/Plantain Fritters/Valakkai Bhajji

Plantain Bhajji/Plantain Fritters/Valakkai Bhajji

        Plantain bhajji is one of the most important snack made in all South Indian houses. That too when it’s made in rainy day and served with coconut chutney and tea, it takes you to heaven. Bhajji’s are also made with brinjal, cauliflower, onion, potato, egg and chicken. But compared with all these plantain bhaji is the most common and the tasty one.

Bhajji ready to serve.

Bhajji ready to serve.


  • Plantain – 2 nos
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Besan – ¼ kg
  • Chilli powder – ¼ tsp
  • Pepper powder – ½ tsp
  • Asafoetida – ¼ tsp
  • Baking soda – a pinch
  • Red clolour powder – ¼ tsp
  • Salt to taste


  • For batter: Mix besan, chilli powder, pepper powder, asafoetida, baking soda, salt, colour powder. Pour water and mix it well, be sure no lumps are formed.  The consistency should be up to coat the spoon. Do not disturb for 5 minutes.
  • Slice plantain lengthwise. Put them in water, so that the colour doesn’t changes.
  • Heat oil in a kadai.
  • Dip the plantain in the batter and drop them in oil.
  • Fry them one by one.

Serve hot with chutney.

Note: The batter should be in right consistency. If it’s too liquid, it would not coat the plantain. If it’s too thick, it would be hard instead of being fluffy. If too much of baking soda is added, it would absorb too much oil while frying.


6 Responses »

  1. You are tempting me Deepa , its mouth watering 🙂 the sad part is we don’t get plantains here, I have to use other vegetables. But the taste of valaikkai bajji is awesome 🙂

    • 🙂 It happens when we are onsite, even i have faced this for Drumstick, dry fish, when i was in Malaysia and U.K. Since Iam native of Tuticorin neighbour to your native place – iam fond of dry fish. Even we don’t get good ones here in Bangalore. Will parcel PLANTAIN 😛

      • So sweet of you Deepa 🙂 I know you guys from Tuticorin are such big fan of fish and specially dry fish 🙂 . I had a friend from your place who studied with me used to just talk about fishes all day 😛

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