Monday, August 15, 2011

Tricolor Bread Bajji for Independence Day

Sometimes your innovation goes out-of-bounds and you relate two completely different themes and come out with something new. I wanted to make a dish by which I could bring together food and the theme for today. Just like all my Indian blog friends playing around with ingredients to replicate our Indian flag on the plate.
Thats how this bajji came into being. To be frank this is not my own creation. A recipe which I adapted from a famous snack stall @ my place and put in some this and that to make it a more yummier version. The stall that sells bread bajjis usually apply a "very" thin coating of mint chutney in between the two slices and then fry it. So I made a stuffing, more mint chutney and some tomato sauce.. voila! Got a hybrid version.

Now to the patriotic note. Where-ever u may be, I have noted that Indians show their love towards their nation either thro' their FB status or personal blogs on days like this. That is how Indians are made. U be in Chennai or Delhi or California or Denmark, U don't forget the love you have for ur country. Happy and proud to be born as an Indian, I salute to the nation, our motherland and to all my co-Indians.

Makes - 3
~*What U Need*~
For the potato filling:
Potatoes - 1(Medium)
Chilli powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - to taste

For the outer coating:
Bajji / Bonda mix - 1 cup
Gram flour - 5 heaped tbsps
Rice flour - 1 1/2 tbsp
Corn flour - 1 tbsp (Added to give crispiness)
Chilli powder - as needed
Salt - to taste
Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
Oil - to fry
Red food color - a pinch optional

Wheat / Sandwich bread slices - 3
Tomato Ketchup - 3 tbsps
Green chutney - 3 tbsps

How I Made it:
Boil and mash the potato well. To this add all the powders and salt and mix well. Mix all the ingredients mentioned under the Coating section to a batter consistency. The batter should be such that it should coat the bread slices evenly when dipped in.
To assemble the bread slices, cut the bread slices into half diagonally. Now apply the green chutney to one side and tomato sauce to the other side as shown below. Take a ball of the potato stuffing and even it over the bread slice.

Close this with the other bread slice. Dip it in the coating mixture evenly and fry it in oil.

Serve hot with some mint yogurt chutney!!!

Sending this to Serve it - Fried Event held at Krithi's Kitchen and Ohtastensee

Photo of a big bunny rabbit!

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

Signs off!!!

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  1. Bajji is truly appetizing...
    Happy Independence day to you too!!

  2. Very interesting and innovative bhajji.

  3. Looks and flavour... you got it all! Thanks for the nice recipe!

  4. Thats a very innovative idea Vimitha! The colourful sandwich cum bajji is an interesting snack box option for my kid!

  5. good one vimitha & Happy Independence Day

  6. mmmm...bhaji looks so irresistible...very innovative idea n neat presentation..

  7. Nice one.. Happy independence day..

  8. Bread baji is mouth watering.Love it to the core.

  9. Looks lovely! Happy indepndence day!

  10. Great looking tricolor bread. Wonderful preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  11. Very nicely done yummy recipe...Happy independence day..

  12. wow, very innovative, apt for the independence day , Jai Hind!!

  13. Tricolour bread looks fantastic,Happy Independence day dear!!

  14. Awesome idea. Kids might like this!!! Me too. :-) Happy Independence day to you too.


  15. wow beautiful idea dear...perfectly fried...

  16. Tricolor bread baiji looks delicious.

  17. Wonderful recipe. Bhajji looks yummy and tempting. Lovely presentation.

  18. OMG,it looks damn tempting! I badly want some now....

  19. Perfect for the occassion..looks very tempting

  20. So nice of you to do that :D I miss home.. I love India..

  21. Very inviting bhajjis..So apt for the day...

  22. Prefectly done, irresistible bhajjis..

  23. this is amazing! The tricolour is looking so good! I am sure this is going to taste yummy!!

  24. So nice...These are tempting cute bajjis...

  25. Yummy & filling pakoras!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  26. Such a awesome looking break pokoda:)

  27. This looks awesome! What a great way to celebrate your Independence Day =)

  28. Nice very nice. I just couldn't figure out how to display the tri-color, so i made a flag which looks like something made by 2 year old kid!

  29. Nice twist to bread bhajji....

  30. Colourful bajji!Clicks are so tempting vimitha! :P :p


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