Potato Bhajias

I have received several requests on my Facebook page to post a recipe on how to make bhajias. I have to say I’m no expert in this area but I think I can share a tip or two.


Potatoes, peeled, washed and sliced thinly

1 cup gram flour

3/4 cup water

2 tbsp dried parsley leaves

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp salt

1 tsp coriander powder

1/2 tsp black pepper

Oil for frying

I started by making the potatoes. I used a food processor for the slicing. It was very fast and the slices were perfectly thin.

potato slices
potato slices

Then make the paste that will coat the potato slices.

the gram flour
the gram flour

In a bowl, pour in the gram flour. DSC06291The spice mix.


Mix the spices with the flour and water.

the paste
the paste

Take about a handful of the potato slices and dip then in the paste. Ensure they are coat completely. DSC06301 In a deep pan, heat the vegetable oil. Sadly I don’t have a deep pan so I just used the one I had. Ensure that the oil is hot before you start frying the bhajias. Once hot, you can gently put in the coated potatoes.


Cook on both sides till browned then remove with a slotted spoon. Drain the bhajias on a paper towel covered plate.

I made some kachumbari to serve with the bhajias.


Dinner is served. DSC06315



If I could do it all over again:

Add about a teaspoon of baking powder to the paste and also add chopped dhania/coriander/cilantro.



  1. looks delicious.i’m going to try this soon.when i get money to buy these ingredients.being a student blows! but one can only live on bread and noodles for so long before it gets tiring. Plus my mother says i’ll be retured to her if i don’t learn to cook.
    ah, im such a chatterbox. Love your blog

    • he he he not to worry, the flour isn’t so expensive. I think I can do a few posts on how to spruce up noddles and making bread a meal. How about that? Not to worry about being returned to your mom, you are already on your way to becoming a good cook. You are here looking at recipes.

  2. Thanks for sharing. Always wanted to try making them but didn’t have a proper recipe to follow.

    P.S Could you kindly share where you got the tablemats from? I love….thanks

  3. wow! u know wat…am going to try now. i actually bought the unga today. thnx 4 sharing

  4. Ula laa! Thank you so much. Will try today, but, this gram flour, can it be substituted with anything else?

  5. i dont know why but i dont like the taste of this specific gram flour. i preffer to spice the normal flour instead.

    • he he he for sure it’s taste is different. The advantage of using normal flour is that you get to play around with the taste and even look.


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