|Alternative names||Bhaji, bajji|
|Place of origin||India|
|Region or state||Gujarat / Karnataka / Maharashtra / Tamil Nadu / Andhra Pradesh / Kerala|
|Main ingredients||Gram flour, vegetables|
|Similar dishes||Pakora and other fritters made from wheat or corn flour|
A bhaji, bhajji, or bajji is a spicy Indian snack or entree dish similar to a fritter, with several variants. It is a popular snack food in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Assam, West Bengal and Odisha in India, and can be found for sale in street-side stalls, especially in tapris (on streets) and dhabas (on highways).
Bhajis are a component of traditional Marathi, Tamil, 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.
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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