Here's an easy after-school snack using potatoes

Potato bajji

At-home-always-moms need to don their thinking caps well before their kids head home from school with a ravenous appetite. What snacks for the evening? Since a well-fed kid is a happy kid, here’s a recipe for moms in a tizzy. It’s one yummilicious bajji.


2 big potatoes

2 medium-sized onions

2 tbsp gram flour (kadala mavu)

1 tbsp garam masala

4 green chillies, chopped finely

Red chilli powder as required

Curry leaves


Oil for frying


Scrape the potatoes, wash and squeeze out the water and set aside

Chop the onions finely, rub in the salt and mix well

Add chopped potatoes, green chillies, curry leaves, red chilli powder, garam masala and gram flour to the onions

Mix well and make balls out of the mix

Avoid excess use of gram flour

Pat into desired shapes

Deep fry till they turn golden brown

Click here to read this recipe in Malayalam


Potatoes can be scraped and put in water to keep them from losing color. Once they are scraped, add the mixes immediately. Too much of gram flour kills the taste of the bajjis. When one side turns almost brown, turn over till both the sides are well fried.

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