|Alternative names||Bhaji, bajji|
|Place of origin||Indian subcontinent|
|Region or state|
|Main ingredients||Gram flour, vegetables|
|Similar dishes||Pakora and other fritters made from wheat or corn flour|
A bhaji, bhajji, bhajiya or bajji is a spicy hot snack or entree dish similar to a fritter, originating from the Indian subcontinent, with several variants.  It is a popular snack food in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Assam, West Bengal and Odisha in India, it is also very popular in Pakistan and can be found for sale in street-side stalls, especially in tapris (Marathi: टपरी) (on streets) and dhabas (Punjabi: ਢਾਬਾ) (on highways).
Outside Southern and Western India, such preparations are often known as pakora.
Bhajis are a component of traditional Punjabi Pakistani & Gujarati Marathi, Tamil, Kannada and Telugu cuisine served on special occasions and at festivals. They are generally served with a cup of coffee, tea, or a traditional serving of yameen. They use banana peppers for making mirchi bhajji.
Its variations include the chili bajji, potato bajji and the bread bajji (or bread pakoda). Another version is called bonda (in south India), vada (in Maharashtra) and Gota (in gujarat). Bonda has potato or mixed vegetable filling while Gota is made by green fenugreek leaves.
Onion bhajis are often eaten as a starter in Anglo-Indian restaurants before the main course, along with poppadoms and other Indian snacks. They may be served with a side of salad and slice of lemon, or with mango chutney, and are traditionally made to a mild taste.
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