The Bajji is an all time favorite tea time snack all over India. The Bajji is usually called 'Chai Time Snack' which simply means 'Tea Time Snack'. There are may varieties of this tasty snack depending on what the filling is inside the batter.
In this Instructable, I'll show you the recipe for an unusual type of bajjis, that is, the Bread Bajji. Yeah you read it right. This might sound weird, but it's the best way to reuse left over bread.
Let's see how it's done.
Step 1: Ingredients
For this unconventional recipe, you'll need the following ingredients:
- Gram Flour
- Corn Flour
- Red Chili Powder
- Cumin Seeds
- Baking Soda (Optional)
That's all you need. So let's get started.
Step 2: The Batter
The batter is a key part of the bajji, as this gives the taste and crispiness to the snack. The flavor and the color of the bajji is totally dependent on the way the batter is prepared.
First, take in a bowl, 1/4 Cup Gram Flour, 2 Tablespoons of Corn Flour, 1 Tablespoons of red chili powder and the necessary quantity of salt. Now add water into it and mix it well. To make the bajji more crispy, you can optionally add a pinch of baking soda to it.
Mix it well so that no lumps are formed in the batter and place it aside. Use your hands for mixing it better because using a spoon or something will sometimes leave behind lumps.
Step 3: Prep the Bread
Once the batter is prepared, it's time to prepare the bread. The bread is gonna be dipped into the batter, so the choice of bread does matter here. If you're using soft bread, it might get soggy and break easily. So sandwich bread is preferred for the job.
If you're using soft bread, then just microwave them for about 30 seconds so that they're hard enough.
Now cut the bread slices into cubes or any shapes of your choice and keep them ready.
Step 4: Deep Fry Time
Now that the bread and batter are ready, it's time to deep fry them.
Heat some oil in a deep frying pan and while it's getting heated, coat the bread with the batter. Now carefully drop the pieces of bread into the heated oil. Fry it till it turns golden brown in color and remove it from the oil.
Place it on some paper napkins to drain out all the excess oil from it.
Step 5: Serve Hot !!
Now all you have to do is to transfer a few bajjis on to the serving plate and treat yourself with some tasty and crunchy bread bajjis.
Serve it with some tomato ketchup as you can never go wrong with it.
You can see that the crust is nice and crispy but the core is pretty soft and the combination of both is simply mind blowing !!
Happy Snacking!! :P