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What is Bhaji ?
A Bhaji, Bhajji, Bhajiya or Bajji is a spicy snack or entree dish similar to a fritter originating from the Indian subcontinent with several variants. It is a popular snack food in South India, where it is known as Pakora/Pakoda . They are popular as street foods. In North India they are a favorite among Dhaba(highway) snacks.
Is Bhajji a snack or a dish ?
Bhajjis are a component of traditional Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu cuisine served on special occasions and at festivals. They are generally served as a snack/fritter with a cup of coffee or tea.You can serve crisp homemade bhajis with a simple dipping sauce as a snack or starter, or as part of the main meal with a curry.
What are its variants ?
Bhaji, an Indian food consisting of a small quantity of chopped vegetables that have been battered and deep-fried as in fritters
Bonda has potato or mixed vegetable filling while Gota is made by green fenugreek leaves.
Bhaji, an Indian dish of fried or sautéed vegetables often in a curry sauce as in Poori Bhaji
Listed below are some of my published blog posts using Bell Peppers in my recipes, for your interest :