Treasure Island

Vijay Sai

(30 12 1975 / Trichy, South India)

Crispy Delight


Besan flour three cups
Rice flour one cup
Turmeric powder a few
Chilly powder very little
Sodium bicarbonate a pinch
Asafoetida for digestion
Common salt a sprinkle
Altogether binded with water
A smooth flowing batter
Banana pieces cut in vertical
And dipped in batter
Crisp fried in ground-nut oil
So tasty not to say
Colour and fragrance appealing so much
Feels like heaven in earth!

Submitted: Saturday, December 29, 2012
Edited: Sunday, December 30, 2012

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Bajji recipe courtesy - my mother.Dear readers, please browse through google search to know about the delicacy.

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  • Bri Edwards (6/5/2014 3:00:00 PM)

    at your suggestion, i have reread this poem and found that i read and commented on it one year ago. but now i think i have figured out what you mean by So tasty not to say. i think i would write it is too tasty to describe or its taste is indescribable or the taste is out of this world! . i guess it is tasty. bri
    i liked this poem more than the last recipe/poem i read from you. this one seems to have better flow to it; it is more comfortable to read. (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (5/28/2013 11:18:00 PM)

    i looked at the poem as requested and then at the comments (32 i think) and i discovered that i had left the sixth comment (see page 4 of comments) ! i feel the same way, though i will add that the poem was not disturbing like some i have read. at least i could understand it and the english was ok, perhaps with the exception of the following section which i did not understand: So tasty not to say i wonder what that means. if you are ever in california you are invited to stop by and make a batch of bajji for me and my wife.
    thanks for sharing. but call before you come to the front door please. (Report) Reply

  • Farah Ilyas (5/7/2013 11:46:00 AM)

    ah what a foody poem...hmmmm...nice poem & recipe as well.....i think it increase my hunger: -( (Report) Reply

  • Ajay Srivastava (4/13/2013 4:06:00 AM)

    have some good thought fry
    beatifully designed and presented
    get some meaningful energy
    use it for good cause and enjoy digestion. (Report) Reply

  • Chandra Thiagarajan (1/5/2013 10:22:00 PM)

    A nice poem on Bajji-the crispy delight! We in S.India always crave for hot bajjis on a rainy day AN. It really feels like heaven on earth.
    On PH I read a similar poem on the making of Bajji by Indra Renganathan, if I remember correct. (Report) Reply

  • Kishore Rao (1/4/2013 10:35:00 AM)

    wonderful.very innovative.used a recipe for poem.weldone.please also view my poems (Report) Reply

  • Kevin Patrick (12/31/2012 5:18:00 PM)

    An interesting read, all of it was compiled into a delicious recipe of original composition, I learned something new at the same time, I am more of an earl grey but I'll try to experiment. (Report) Reply

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