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Monday, March 30, 2009

Guilt- free egg bhajis!!:)

Guilt- free egg bhajis!!:)

It was while i was cooking my chettinad masala seeyams in my paniyaram pan, it struck me as to why not try egg bhajis too this way instead of deep frying them, for other than the batter which is raw, the eggs are already cooked, hence the bhajis would get cooked quickly too ! So this weekend i did a trial batch of egg bhajis using my paniyaram pan & loved it :) The idea to use the paniyaram pan to cook traditionally deep fried items comes from Bee & Jai's blog. Do visit their blog , for she has also explained in detail how to fry rasa vadais using the paniyaram pan! Thanks to Bee & Jai , i was able to enjoy these egg bhajis without having to worry about my cholestrol !!:) BTW i have also removed the cooked yolks & used only the whites to make the egg bhajis 100 % guilt free!;))

Eggs - 2, boiled, besan flour - 3/4 cup, chili powder - 1 tsp, salt to taste, baking soda - a pinch, asafoetida - a pinch.

Cut the egg into quarters & each quarter into halves & reserve. It is necessary to cut the eggs thus to make them fit into the paniyaram pan . Take the besan, chilli powder, salt, baking soda & asafoetida in a small bowl & prepare a thick batter, adding just enough water.

Heat the paniyaram pan & pour a tsp of oil in each depression . Now take an halved egg quarter , dip it in the bhaji batter & place it in the depression of the paniyaram pan. Repeat the procedure with the other egg pieces. Cook the bajis on a very low flame & when one side is cooked, turn it over , pour another 1/2 tsp oil & cook till the other side is golden too.
Serve hot with ketchup or as a side dish with rice.

Enjoy these guilt- free egg bhajis to your heart's content:)

I served these egg bhajis with rice, nandu milagu kozhumbhu & some lemon & olives chicken - My 'sunday special' lunch:)


If you dont have the paniyaram pan, just deep fry the bhajis & serve .


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Blogger paati said...

Preethi said:
wow g8 idea...would love to try this......

10/09/2008 04:41:00 AM

Blogger paati said...

Do try it preethi , but eat it while it is hot.As for me i am going to try prawn bhajis next in this pan:)happy to see you here:)

10/09/2008 05:19:00 PM

Anonymous Radhika Rajasekaran said...

You have a wonderful blog out here & all your recipes sound yummy( am gonna try a few this week) I'm a doctor & I just wanted to convey a mostly misunderstood myth......most people consider shallow frying as a healthier option to deep..........which is not true youve said in this recipe each egg bhajji made by this method takes 1 1/2 tsp of oil for example if you make 12 bhajjis you use up 18 tsp oil (all of which is absorbed into the bajji)which is 90ml of oil. if u deep fry the same ......u'll probably do it in two batches .& eventually the amt of oil that stays in the bajji is less than unless better taste is a reason(for eg I love shallow fried seppangizhangu better than deep fried)..shallow frying is not necessarily healthy.

11/02/2008 09:08:00 PM

Blogger paati said...

Hmmm... i have never looked at it this way! thanks for pointing it out & welcome to my blog, hope to see you often here radhika!:)

11/03/2008 01:46:00 AM

March 30, 2009 at 5:41 PM  
Blogger paati said...

Anjali i have mailed you the link:)

April 1, 2009 at 11:01 PM  
Blogger Asha said...

OMG!! Paati, you are a genius. Love the idea of egg bajjis, looks so yummy. I will try, kids would love it! :)

April 4, 2009 at 3:27 AM  
Blogger Asha said...

Oh Paati, I was looking for your naan recipe, don't know where to look. Could you put a search widget?

April 4, 2009 at 3:31 AM  
Blogger ambikai said...

Your all recipes is aunthentic chettinad style, In my amma's house typically will prepare chettinad recipes. Chettinad recipes will always have individual taste with each recipe. When i saw ur combo meals with all items myself tempting.


April 4, 2009 at 11:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

your bhajis were lousy....they dont look apetizing. try some new items which people like.
I.S Kumar (

April 7, 2009 at 5:21 PM  
Blogger paati said...

thanks asha but the recipe is not on this blog!:)
thanks ambikai, your name reminds of me of the popular tmil cine actress!:)

April 7, 2009 at 5:43 PM  
Anonymous Sathyamukesh said...

Hey Patti....
Im new to ur blg.. jus found when googled.. ur blog s really good and recipes are yummy looking.. bt im not able to c sme of the recipes except for the pics... help this out..

April 7, 2009 at 11:32 PM  
Blogger paati said...

sathyamukesh that is because all the recipes are on the main blog:)

April 7, 2009 at 11:48 PM  
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