October 13, 2010

Beerakaya Bajji ~ Ridge Gourd Fritters

Ingredients :

Ridge Gourd : 1 small sized
Besan : 1 cup
Rice Flour : 1/4 cup
Red Chilli Powder : 1 tsp
A pinch of cooking soda
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying

Method :

Wash, peel and chop the ridge gourd into thin slices. Mix the besan, salt, red chilli powder and cooking soda in a bowl. Add enough water to make a batter of medium consistency and set aside. Heat oil for deep frying. Dip each ridge gourd slice in the besan batter and deep fry them till golden color on both sides evenly. Remove from the oil and serve hot with tomato ketchup.

Other Names : Peerkangai Bajji, Heerekai Bajji, Beera Kaya Bajji, Turai Bhajji, Peechinga Bajji.


  1. Bavundhi beerakaya bajji,variety ga undhi ..

  2. Looks delicious. I haven't tried this one yet.

  3. Looks very yummy.This tastes good.

  4. Looks so yummy..never had this,irresistible bajjis

  5. I've never had ridge gourd fritters. A great idea!

  6. I love Indian food and this is defently calling my name! Thanks for sharing this :)

  7. Oo, this sounds like a wonderfully comforting snack!

  8. Yummy, the bajji looks very delicious..crispy and totally drool worthy!!!

  9. Never tried ridge guard as a fritter. Good recipe.

  10. Hi
    I never heard of Beerakay bajji. But thanks to you, for enlightening me. I will definitely try it.
    I too love indian food and write about India's heritage and my travels at:
    If possible, do check it out.



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