Bhajia is one of the most delicious snacks in Kenya and East Africa. People love bhajia all over the world because they are finger licking good.
In Kenya you will always find this delicious meal prepared on the streets and served hot for a little price.
Bhajia Recipe Ingredients
3 Large potatoes
1 ½ cups gram flour (200 grams)
1 tea spoon red chili powder
1 tea spoon turmeric powder
1” ginger root
Handful of dhania (coriander leaves)
3 cloves garlic
Salt to taste
3 green chilies
Enough water to make a pancake like batter
Enough oil for deep frying
Method for preparing Bhajia
Slice your potatoes into thin slices using either a knife or a mandolin.
Crush the ginger, garlic and green chilies into a paste and add to the gram flour along with the rest of the ingredients apart from the oil for deep frying. Mix everything together to ensure that all the ingredients are evenly distributed in the flour.
Add water in small amounts while continuously stirring until all the gram flour is well incorporated. Once the batter is at a consistency of your liking stop adding any water.
Heat oil on medium heat until it comes to temperature.
Take the potato slices and dip them into the batter one by one making sure they are well coated before adding them to the hot oil.
Cook the bhajias for 1.5 minutes on each side or until the gram flour batter is golden brown and crispy on all sides.
Serve while still hot and enjoy your bhajia kenya style.