Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Oregano Fritter / Karpooravalli Bajji

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Isn't it interesting if healthy food comes in a flavorful and delicious form??!!!

This oregano fritter serves the purpose. A healthy and tasty snack for the evening :)

Oregano also know as Karpooravalli is a easily available herb in India. It can be grown in home garden and used for medical purposes. It cures cold and is a soothing herb for soar throat.

This is the first time I tried it in a bajji and fell for it instantly. Loved the flavor and the puffed up leaf shaped bajji was an attraction to all :)

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Ingredients:

Oregano (Karpooravalli leaves) - 15
Besan(Chickpea flour) - 1 cup
Rice flour - 1/4 cup
Chilly powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Cooking soda - a pinch
Salt - for taste

Oregano Bajji

Method:

Pluck, clean and wash the oregano leaves thoroughly and spread them on a clean cloth.

Mix a batter of besan, rice flour, chilly powder, garam masala, coriander powder, cooking soda, ginger garlic paste and salt by adding some water to it. The consistency should be that of bajji batter.

Now heat some oil in a pan. Dip the oregano leaves in the above made batter and fry till done on both the sides.

Enjoy the natural flavor of oregano in the fritter :)

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Tips:

The same batter with the flavoring can be used for onion, potato and banana bajjis too.

Alternative method to make this is to simply chop the oregano leaves finely and add it to the batter. Drop small portions of the batter into the oil to make oregano bonda :)

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Written by: Nithya
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46 comments:

Radhika said...

Never knew Karpooravalli is the Oregano. Nice clicks Nithya. I love the leaf shaped bhajji one very much.

Kurryleaves said...

perfectly done...bajjis looks yummy

ANU said...

wow awesome dear.... truly innovative and healthy recipe....love the presentation and pictorials...


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kitchen queen said...

droolworthy and tempting bajji

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Fritters look so delicious and tempting.

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Zareena said...

Nicely shaped bajjis. These leaves in malayalam is called as "Pani Kurka". I didn't knew that this is called as oregano.

Sudha Sabarish said...

Just awesome and healthy too.Loved the shape of the bhaji.

Charishma said...

ooooooooooooo thats art...the shape is mind boggling
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MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Wow!,very innovative and interesting try.Luv it.

Hari Chandana said...

My fav bajji.. looks super delicious :)
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Zia Elle said...

I love oregano smell and taste, I'll try this recipe!

San said...

Nice appetizer n its really unique nithi. Presentation is mind blowing.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, that sounds delicious and very intriguing.

Suja said...

Delicious bajji,perfect snack

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Love the heart shaped bajjis very much!
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Priyanka said...

Wow that sounds so perfect...

Priya said...

Love that heart shaped bajji, super crispy.

Sobha Shyam said...

very interesting and delicious fritters, wonderful clicks as usual..

An Open Book said...

had no idea it was available in india..so the dried form can be used in italian cuisine right?
Sigh..if it wasnt for the deep frying, i would ahve fallen flat for this bhajji..
i love the 2nd pic..gorgeous

Chitra said...

love the leaf shape bhajji...it's a very unique one too..

Rekha shoban said...

interesting bajji...i used to give this leaves for my daughter when she gets cold...next time will try this bajji and give it to her...thanks for sharing!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

I never knew that oregano is the name of this leaf...I used to give this to my baby when he used to get cough, cold & chest infection.Thanks for the info and the bajji is very innovative and looks super cute with that shape...Great pics..

Torviewtoronto said...

beautifully done and fritters look delicious

Sharmilee! :) said...

Sounds interesting,luv those cute shapes

Tina said...

looks healthy nd delicious...

Santosh Bangar said...

healthy fritters pic are super

Farwin@CookingitSimple said...

Never knew Katpooravalli is called Oregano.This is a must try...

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

My MJIL prepare the same way as ur Nithi..looks tasty and yummy:)

sangee vijay said...

Wow...lovely snack n I love those heart shaped fritters...h u able to get the leaf shape perfectly? Great...wonderful bhajis...wonderful pic as usual!!!

Shama Nagarajan said...

Thanks for the info abt oregano....Wishing you a happy married life . Nice fritters dear

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Ambreen said...

These fritters sound great, lovely clicks as usual. My best wishes to you for a very happy and successful married life :)

ANU said...

Hey Nitya....Congratulations Dear! Heard frm Vardhini that you are getting married....

Have a bright and happy life ahead and God Bless you Dear!
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vineetha said...

What a perfectly shaped bajjjis..Like Nisha said I didnt knew too that oregano leaves are available in India..
Heard from Priyas blog that u r getting married,her bridal shower party lead me here..All the best to u !

Gayathri NG said...

very unique bajii n sounds interesting dear...

Sumee said...

Wow.. nice clicks. Loved your space. First time here. happy to follow you.

Mrs K said...

Nithya,I found you on R's blog and went through the bread dosa recipe posted in honor of the soon to be bride and her bridal shower:)!!!Many many congratulations.I am glad I stumbled upon this great blog,love these fritters and the perfect shape they hold.Many many good wishes for the D day and look forward to your posts,I have added myself to your list of followers:)!!!

Aruna Manikandan said...

sounds interesting and new to me
luks cute and delicious dear :)

Plateful said...

Now this sure sounds creative and intriguing. Would love to have a taste of it now, ah. Hey girl, heard the good news--congratulations!! So, so happy for you :)

Swati Sapna said...

had no clue about Oregano's Indian name :) And hey, congratulations on the good news!! Have been following ur bridal shower across blogs and must say, ur one lucky girl :) all the very best for a wonderful life ahead!

Jaleela Kamal said...

nice clicks nitha,
super bajji

Angie's Recipes said...

Those look so lovely!

Priya Sreeram said...

this is very inviting nithya- glad u liked my post for the bridal shower- wishes n cheers always

Sound said...

Lovely looking Bajji's...Wish you a happy married life :)

Archana said...

Never knew that what we call ajwain leaves is also same as oregano. Love the pics and the bhajiya.
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Jay said...

Hi,

Your photo has been used for publishing this recipe in the Hindu paper. Check this link!

http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/Food/how-to-makekarpooravalli-bajji/article4484729.ece

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