Maru’s bhajia recipe | crispy potato fritters | maru na bhajiya

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Maru’s bhajia recipe | crispy potato fritters | maru na bhajiya with step by step photos and video recipe: – Crispy potato fritters recipe often known as ” maru na bhajiya “. Maru’s bhajia is a famous snack recipe serve by Maru restaurant in Nairobi, Kenya. This recipe is suggested by my very close friend who tasted it in one of the restaurant branch located in Wembley.maru-bhajiya-priyascurrynation

Maru’s bhajia recipe | crispy potato fritters | maru na bhajiya with step by step photos and video recipe: –  Basically these are crispy potato fritters spiced with ginger and chilies. One of my very close friend suggested this recipe to me and asked, why don’t you upload this recipe on your blog?! since then I tried few versions of the recipe and ultimately I found the version shared by my friend is tastier.maru-bhajiya-priyascurrynation

This maru bhajia recipe is very quick, crispy and tasty. It is prepared with chickpea flour. unlike the ordinary pakoras, the flour batter is not required in this recipe. potato is a watery veggie and The secret of crispy bhajia is not adding any water. That’s right, NO water in the batter.maru-bhajiya-priyascurrynation

The fritters are spiced with ginger, chilli and some regular spices. The recipe goes best with special maru chutney and green chutney. Me and Mr. husband love to have this bhajia with tea as well.

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Maru's bhajia recipe | crispy potato fritters | maru na bhajiya
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Very famous recipe from maru restaurant situated in Nairobi. 

Course: quick bites, Snack
Cuisine: Kenya, world
Servings: 2 people
Author: Priya Jo
Ingredients
  • 3 large potatoes or 4 medium
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp ginger grated
  • 1 tbsp green chili chopped
  • 1/2 tsp sugar powdered
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tbsp gram flour / besan
  • 1 tbsp rice flour
  • 1 tsp corn flour
  • 1/4 tsp lemon juice optional
  • 1 tsp coriander leaves
  • oil to fry pakoras
Instructions
  1. peel your potatoes, remove the skin of potatoes. wash it well.

  2. using a slicer , prepare slices of potatoes and keep it aside.

  3. add turmeric powder and red chili powder.

  4. add salt ,sugar , corn flour ,chick pea flour , and rice flour on the sliced potatoes .

  5. add ginger and chilies.

  6. add fresh coriander.

  7. mix it well. make sure to coat all potato slices with masala.

  8. heat oil.

  9. gently put the each slices in hot oil.

  10. deep fry it on medium flame until golden brown.

  11. serve hot.

Recipe Notes
  • you can add ajwain and asafoetida (hing) if you want in the batter. 
  • for a gluten free version, use gluten free asafoetida. 
  • slice potatoes thinly, but not as thin as we make for potato wafers.
  • for a spicy version, you can add some red chilli powder or increase the number of green chilies.
  • you can also add some garam masala powder if you want. 

Maru’s bhajia recipe | crispy potato fritters | maru na bhajiya recipe with step by step photos: –

  1. peel your potatoes, remove the skin of potatoes. wash it well.
  2. using a potato Slicer , prepare slices of potatoes and keep it aside.maru-bhajiya-priyascurrynation maru-bhajiya-priyascurrynation maru-bhajiya-priyascurrynation
  3. add salt ,sugar , corn flour ,chick pea flour , and rice flour on the sliced potatoes .maru-bhajiya-priyascurrynation maru-bhajiya-priyascurrynation maru-bhajiya-priyascurrynation
  4. add ginger and chilies.
  5. add fresh coriander.maru-bhajiya-priyascurrynation
  6. mix it well. make sure to coat all potato slices with masala.maru-bhajiya-priyascurrynation
  7. heat oil.
  8. gently put the each slices in hot oil.maru-bhajiya-priyascurrynation
  9. deep fry it on medium flame until golden brown.maru-bhajiya-priyascurrynation maru-bhajiya-priyascurrynation
  10. serve hot.

Recipe notes:

  • you can add ajwain and asafoetida (hing) if you want in the batter.
  • for a gluten free version, use gluten free asafoetida.
  • slice potatoes thinly, but not as thin as we make for potato wafers.
  • for a spicy version, you can add some red chilli powder or increase the number of green chilies.
  • you can also add some garam masala powder if you want.

 

 

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Priya Jo

This blog is running by two crazy people-Priya and Prashant joshi. I am Pune based food blogger. I and my hubby are big foodie. I have software background but some how i didn't enjoyed to work in IT so i quit.With the help of Mr. husband I found my true passion-"Cooking". And this blog was born.(this is one of the best decision, i have ever made)😀READ MORE......

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