Vazhakka Bajji | Raw Banana Bajji | Kaya Bajji


Vazhakka Bajji is an awesome spicy fritter snack made with raw bananas. The thattukada delicacy goes very well with a cup of hot chai and this is the most economical as well as popular snack among Malayalees. This easy to prepare snack requires very minimum ingredients and can be prepared in a jiffy. Also termed Raw Banana Bajji, the dish is unique and special with thinly sliced raw bananas dipped in a thick spicy batter and deep fried to a brown color. Also fondly termed Kaya Bajji in God’s Own Country, the snack should be served hot with mint or coconut chutney. I love hot Vazhakka Bajji with a dash of mint chutney. The specialty of the snack is the sweet as well as savory taste enjoyed in each bite. There is good demand for Raw Banana Bajji during monsoon season when its raining heavily. People throng these thattukadas with the hope to savor something hot and refreshing.

I love these simple crispy Kaya Bajji during my evenings and now I fry these fritters right in my kitchen unlike my olden days when I used to rush after these street vendors. You find a good variety of various deep fried fritters being sold in these thattukadas like mukaku bajji, mutta bajji, ulli vada, the list goes on. The Vazhakka Bajji recipe is quite simple and very clear. Only one thing, you should remember to serve Vazhakka Bajji hot and crisp. When cold, the snack tends to become soggy. Raw bananas are nutritious and healthy, rich in vital nutrients required for body. A lot many junk foods are available these days and it is a healthy practice to savor healthy foods that will do good to your body. You can explore a well detailed Vazhakka Bajji recipe here that can be easily prepared at home.


Vazhakkai Bajji | Raw Banana Bajji | Kaya Bajji

Vazhakka Bajji | Raw Banana Bajji | Kaya Bajji

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people


  • 2 nos Raw banana thinly sliced length wise
  • 2 cups Gram flour Kadala mavu
  • 1/2 cup Rice flour
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 tsp Chilly powder
  • Salt As reqd
  • Water As reqd
  • Oil For deep frying


  • For preparing Vazhakka Bajji | Raw Banana Bajji | Kaya Bajji, first mix together all stated ingredients: gram flour, rice flour, baking soda, chilly powder and required salt in a bowl by adding sufficient water to form a thick batter. It should not be watery kind of batter.
  • Take the thinly sliced raw banana, dip into the batter and deep fry in hot boiling oil. Keep note that the raw bananas should be thinly sliced and not thick, otherwise it will not be properly cooked.
  • Remove the fried bajji from oil when it turns dark in color.
  • Serve the delicious Bajji hot with mint chutney or coconut chutney. This is a popular snack with street side vendors. This is an economical snack and very healthy too. Enjoy the healthy snack with your loved ones and family.


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