Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Fresh Ajwain / Carom Leaves Fritters

Its been raining often in chennai and the weather was perfect to out try this fragnant bajji/fritter. The plant is not sold in markets but can be found in almost all indian home kitchen gardens.

The fritter has a golden translucent green texture that is very mystifying that will make you enjoy every bite. The leaf has a strong fragnance which will get infused with the fritter.

  • 1/2 cup besan / chickpea flour / garbanzo flour
  • 15 ajwain / vammu / omam leaves
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • oil for deep fry
  • pinch of cooking soda
  • salt to taste


Wash the leaves properly and keep aside
Mix all the ingredients except the leaves to a slow flowy semi thick paste Heat oil in a pan, dip each leaf in the batter and slide the leaf on both side of the edge of bowl to discard the extra batter.

Slowly drop it into the oil and repeat the same for other leaves. Deep fry in medium flame till you get a nice golden crust on both sides. Put them in a plate with a paper towel that will absorb all the extra oil


If you like your fritters with more batter then you can drop them directly into oil without sliding the leaf on the edge bowl to get thicker fritters.

Oil should properly heated neither too hot or too less before you drop the fritter otherwise they will absorb too much oil.

To test the heat when you drop batter it should sizzle and float immediately without drastic change in color

You can replace awjain with spinach leaves too


Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and delicious looking frittres. Looks so crispy.

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Wow ! What an innovative idea... Healthy one for kids...

Veena Theagarajan said...

nice twist .. never tried with ajwain leaves.. must try

Priya Suresh said...

Omg, i want some fritters to munch now. Missing this leaves here.

Chitz said...

Wow... hearing for the first time that fritters can be prepared with this leaf., usually we extract the juice from this leaf and use for treatment of cold.. lovely yummy looking fritters :)

Anonymous said...

What a delicious dish. Will surely try out soon. Thanks for sharing.
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