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|Alternative names||Bhaji, bajji|
|Place of origin||India|
|Region or state||Gujrat / Karnataka / Maharashtra / Tamil Nadu/Andhra Pradesh|
|Main ingredients||Gram flour, vegetables|
|Similar dishes||Pakora and other fritters made from wheat or corn flour|
|Cookbook: Bhaji Media: Bhaji|
A bhaji, bhajji or bajji, is a spicy Indian snack or entree dish similar to a fritter, with several variants. Outside the Indian states of Gujrat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka, such preparations are often known as pakora. It is a popular street food in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and West Bengal in India, and can be found for sale in street-side stalls, especially in tapris (common food stalls on streets) and dhabas on highways.
Bhajis can be seen in the traditional Maharashtrian, Tamil, and Telugu meal 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 pepper for making Mirchi Bhajji.
Onion bhajis are often eaten as a starter in 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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