Karpooravalli/Omavalli (Tamil)or Ajwain leaf known for it’s health benefits is spread all over my terrace garden.
I use it in juices, and rasam,and I never knew that a bajji (fritters) could be made with this.
When I saw this recipe my thoughts on how the fragrance of the leaf will taste with a bajji,delayed my try on it.It so happened that the
leaves of the karpoorovalli plant in my patch looked amazingly big like a betel leaf.This attracted me to try this recipe.
Trust me the result proved me wrong, and the taste was complimented, and the leafy structure looked great !
So go ahead and try this healthy and tasty recipe as a side dish for a simple meal or as a snack.
To the recipe …
Karpooravalli leaves (Ajwain leaves)
For the batter
1 cup gram flour
2 tbsp rice flour
1 tbsp maida (plain flour)
1 tsp chilli powder
salt to taste
a pinch of asafoetida
1/4 tsp.baking soda
1/2-3/4 cup water
oil for frying
Mix the ingredients listed for batter.
Heat oil, and take 2 tsp of oil from the heated oil, and pour into the batter and mix well.
Now dip each ajwain leaf and fry.