Taro Leaf Fritters /Arbi Pathe Bajjis

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Taro Leaf Fritters /Arbi Pathe Bajjis
Here is yet another wonderful stuffing for bajjis – Taro leaves – We have had them as patra & bakavadi – but since I started growing these, we have made bajjis and wonderful kootu or curry, used them as dolmades wrapping. All of these are fantastic because taro leaves lend themselves beautifully to any kind of preparationWARNING – Do not try to eat taro leaves raw unless you are prepared to feel its acidic sting burn through your mouth and throat – the calcium oxalate burns down your throat, esophagus all the way to your stomach – COxalate also causes kidney stones – so please DO NOT EAT THEM RAW!!! My poor and rather unsuspecting husband ended up dashing to the fridge to gargle and send cold water chasing behind it to calm his throat which was visible red and inflamed – I guess this is the plant’s defense mechanism. But they become docile tasty thingees when cooked – So please be warned about their raw “bite”  ;p

Bajii mavu is the simplest – if you have this recipe down then you can make bajjis with any veggie/leaf/blossom you fancy – 1:1 of besan (sifted) & rice flour; 1tbsp chili powder of choice; a pinch of asafetida; salt; and 1 cup + 1/4 cup or as much to get the consistency shown in the picture below.  Dip and Drop in hot oil – fry until golden brown; strain with paper towels in colander; serve hot.
You can cut the veggies any how you fancy – that too is the fun part. Enjoy these  – I have 2 other interesting bajjis to blog soon – adios

Batter Consistency
My Son who cut them for me posing for my sake :)
Skills

Posted on

August 18, 2012

21 Comments

  1. I envy your garden so much Priya. Dishing out delicacies like this out of your green garden is making me to salivate more and more. Nice step wise clicks.

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  2. My mum used to do this and I almost forgot it.. Your post brushed my memories..Bajji looks delicious. Thanks for sharing..

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  3. Very crispy and delicious fritters. Thanks for sharing this post.
    Deepa

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  4. New kinds fritters to me.. U try loads of new stuff. Nice one

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  5. priya you have a green thumb…. love the fritters very much..and making them soon cos Baroda s teeming with them

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  6. These look SO perfect to have with a nice hot cuppa. Nice one !

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  7. These look amazing. We prepare curry and bakarwadi out of these. I will try these bhajjis for sure… and yes I know that it shud not be had raw :)

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  8. Very nice and crisp one. Bookmarked it.

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  9. wow..this is a mouthwatery treat indeed…lovely presentation dear..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  10. my godness! I have never seen something like this before. Looks so original and exotic to me! Thank you for this great tutorial.

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  11. never tasted it. looks like an interesting idea

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  12. u r so lucky to have a garden like this…great recipe…

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