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.


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