Brinjal bajji / Kathirikkai bajji

Written by: 7aumsuvai

Bajji is a very popular street food in Tamilnadu, usually served with coconut chutney or with tomato chutney. During winter season we really want to eat something hot in the evening, brinjal bajji is one such best choice. Brinjal bajji / kathirikkai bajji is a deep fried snack prepared with brinjal dipped in gram flour mixture.

Brinjal bajji


Yields : 15 to 20 bajjis

      • 1 no - Brinjal / egg plant / kathirikkai (big variety)
      • 1 cup - Gram flour / besan / kadalai mavu
      • 1/4 cup - Rice flour
      • 1/2 to 1 tsp - Red chilli powder (or add as needed)
      • 1/8 tsp - Ajwain / omam (crushed)
      • 2 pinches - Baking powder
      • 1 pinch - Asafoetida
      • Salt to taste
      • Oil for deep frying

Brinjal bajji process

Preparation method:

  1. Wash brinjal and slice them into thin circles as shown in the picture. Don't make it too thin.
  2. Take a mixing bowl, add besan, rice flour, red chilli powder, baking soda, crushed ajwain or omam, asafoetida and required salt; mix well by adding little water to a dropping consistency (little thinner than dosa batter).
  3. Heat oil in a frying pan, dip each brinjal in the besan flour mix and fry until it is golden brown on both sides. Remove from oil and drain excess oil in paper towel. Brinjal bajji is ready and serve hot with any chutney of your choice or tomato ketchup.

Brinjal bajji


  • Slice brinjal into slightly thick circle not too thin or too thick.
  • Bajji mix should not be thick or too watery.
  • i have used big variety of brinjal / eggplant in this recipe.

 Brinjal bajji


  1. Brinjal bajji looks awesome.. all time fav of mine ..yummy dear :)

  2. Brinjal bajji looks crispy and yummy

  3. Drooling! Quick and tasty snack!

  4. looks too good.. bajjis are everyone's fav.. healthy with brinjal.. :)

  5. nice bhajji with coconut chutney. Nice tea time snack

  6. Perfect evening snacks to munch on.

  7. I thank all my friends for your beautiful comments...

  8. awesome bajji so perfectly made, your clicks make me hungry

  9. Deliciously made bajjis,perfect with a cup of tea for this winter..

  10. Its fabulously so good. My all time fav has to be brinjals, what more this crispy fried versions.

  11. Shanthi, pls parcel my share! Bhajji looks awesome!


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