As I’m here in India, I thought it a good reason to try meth kela bhajiya, as it is one of the most popular dishes, and it was beautiful.
Tafoon offers Bengali Lebu Cha Kahwa paired with classic bhajiya with a hint of spices and a side dish made from pomegranate seeds.
Moong Dal Pakoda is a simple and crispy moong dal fritter, often enjoyed during the monsoon in India, it is made of finely chopped onion mixed with flour, and is also known as Moon Dal Bhajiya.
It is one of the best snacks to enjoy in the summer months, due to their crispy texture and delicious taste.
Other variations include Paalak Pakoras made from spinach, Paneer Paksoras made from paneers and curd. In Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka, such preparations are known as Bajji, not Pakhoras. The same dish can be called bhaji, bakjiya or bahajiya.
Maraghwe Bhajiya is soaked in coconut milk and served as a dumplings, yet still has the crispy crustiness. The aroma of fried cabbage is so good in a pakora and is the flavour you get from veg Manchurian balls.
The rice flour absorbs a lot of moisture that is released from the potato slices, which makes the bhajia crispy. Bhajiya made from crumbled bread is perfect for evening tea, especially on wet monsoon days. It is usually complemented by tamarind chutney and raita and is often served with masala chai to guests arriving for an Indian wedding ceremony.
This unusual bhajiya is made with soaked ground chana dal, mixed with ginger and coriander leaves and topped with a simple masala instead of a mizzen. Fulavda, another popular version of bhajiyas in Gujarat, is made from flour, fenugreek leaves and salt.