Sunday, 17 March 2013


To be honest I came to know about his bhajias only after I reached Nairobi. "Maru bhajia's" are very famous in Nairobi. The sight of this bhajia's would just make you forget that you are dieting. With the spicy tomato chutney the taste is just awesome.

From the crowds of  Diamond plaza to the busy streets of city center these Bhajias speak the prominence of  Indian food in the streets of Nairobi. Maru bhajia's is an absolute Gujarati snack. Unlike the South Indian "bhaji" which is dipped generously in the gram flour, this is fried with gram flour paste just coated on the sliced potatoes.

Ingredients: (serves 5)

For the bhajia's:

Potatoes-7(medium sized)

Green chillies-5

Ginger- 2 inches long

Chopped cilantro leaves- 1 tbspn

Gram flour- 1 cup

water- just enough to prepare a smooth paste

Salt to taste

For the tomato chutney:

Tomatoes- 5 (very ripe)

Onion- 1 (small)

Green chillies- 2

Finely chopped cilantro leaves-1/4 cup

Salt to taste


Chop the ginger and green chillies and add little water to prepare a smooth paste. Keep it aside.

Chop the potatoes to very thin slices.

Add the ground paste, gram flour, salt to the potatoes. Add little water to form a smooth coating of gram flour to the potatoes.

Now the potatoes are ready to be fried. Fry the potatoes in hot oil.

Serve hot with tomato chutney. Prepare the tomato chutney by blending all the ingredients coarsely in the blender. Once ground add the chopped cilantro leaves and mix well.

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