Saturday, January 14, 2012

Brinjal podi or bajo(vaigana podi in konkani,baigan baja in bengali)

Podi or bajo is a fried dish which is usually served at tea time as a snack .In mangalore every other corner of the street you will get one shop who sells different kinds of fried podi's.We konkani GSB's want something in the evening along with our tea.So we prepare different types vegetable  podi's or bajo's in the evening.
Brinjal(egg plant or vaigan)-1 Big(cut into triangle pieces)

chik pea flour(besan)-1cup
chilly powder-1tsp
asafoetida -1/2tsp
turmeric powder- a pinch(optional)
soda-bi-carbonate-a pinch(optional)
salt to taste
oil for frying.


  • Mix all the ingredients.Add little water to make thick batter(should be dropping consistency ).
  • Now heat a oil in a deep frying pan .
  • Dip the brijal slices in the batter and deep fry till light brown in color or till crisp.Serve hot with spicy tomato sauce or with mint chutney.


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