Ova Bajji or Pakora

Who wouldn’t be tempted to make amazing Bajji or pakora’s in the rainy season!
Here’s an easy recipe to make Ova/ Ajwain leaf bajji or pakora for cold and wet Shravan.


  • Ova / Ajwain leaves (10-15 nos.)
  • Besan – 1 cup
  • Jeera – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric – 1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt
  • Rice flour – 2 tsp
  • Oil
  • Make a batter to coat the leaves by mixing besan, jeera, turmeric, red chilli powder, salt and rice flour with 1 to 2 cups of water so that the mixture is thick enough to coat the leaves evenly.
  • Now take kadai or utensil with oil for deep frying the bajji. Heat the oil until its hot enough to fry the bajji. The best way to check whether the oil is heated sufficiently is by pouring few drops of besan batter and checking whether it floats on the oil.
  • Gently coat each leaf evenly with the batter and insert them in the heated oil for frying.
  • Use absorbent papers to dry the bajji or pakoras.
  • Serve the hot and tasty Ova Bajji or pakoras with tomato ketch up.

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