Chinese and Japanese should be remembered here because of their life style. They have a practice, that after every meal they do drink plain tea (without milk) or soup. You should note both are piping hot. It helps them to digest food they have eaten.
I just picked some raw bananas when I went to buy some vegetable near by grocery. After seeing them I felt like eating some banana bajji and thought of preparing bajjis.
I used gram flour (besan flour), a little bit of rice flour, jeera, salt and chilly powder. I did not add cooking soda because though they give crispiness to the pakoda, they absorb oil. I had no plan to keep these pakodas. The idea of adding cooking soda is to get the crisp.
This is simple and quick recipe and you can have these " Raw banana bajji " for lunch as one of the munch or as snack along with cup of coffee or tea or anytime of the day simply to munch. You can crushed garlic to the batter if you are fond of garlic. ( I did not).
Ingredients :Channa (Besan ) flour : 1 Cup
Rice flour : 2 Table spoons
Chilly Powder : 1 tea spoon
Raw Banana : 1
Cumin seeds : 1/2 Tea spoon
Salt : to taste
Water : required
Oil : 1 Cup
Method :1. Wash and remove the outer layer of raw banana and cut them into thin slice and put them in water. ( otherwise they turn black).
2. Now put channa flour, rice flour, chilly powder, cumin seeds (jeera) and salt in a bowl. Mix it nicely.
5. Remove banana slices from water and keep them aside.
6. Now take a piece of cut banana slice and dip in channa batter and put it slowly in hot oil and fry on both sides
9. Serve with any chutney or tomato ketchup and a cup of tea or coffee.
10. We had Raw Banana Bajji with coconut, coriander leaves chutney.
Preparation time : 10 minutes.
Frying time : 10 minutes.