n. Any of various Indian dishes of fried vegetables
Bhaji may refer to:
- Bhaji, an Indian version of vegetable fritters
- Baji (food), a type of beaten rice eaten in Nepal
- Amaranth, or Bhaji in Trinidad and Tobago, a cosmopolitan genus of herbs
- For "crewman of a working barge" see bargee or wikt:bargee
A bhaji, bhajji or bajji, is a spicy Indian snack or entree dish similar to a fritter, with several variants. Outside the Indian states of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka, such preparations are often known as pakora. It is usually served as a topping with various Indian meals, but has become popular to eat alone as a snack. It is a popular street food in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and West Bengal in India, and can be found for sale in street-side stalls, especially in tapris (common food stalls on streets) and dhabas on highways.
Apart from being a must in the traditional Maharashtrian, Tamil, and Telugu meal on special occasions like festivals, bhajis top the comfort food list when it comes to monsoons and rains. They are generally served with a piping hot cup of coffee, tea, or a traditional serving of Yameen.
Variations: Chilli bajji and bread bajji (or bread pakoda) are some of the most famous variations of bhaji.
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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Usage examples of "bhaji".
I drove home via Rusholme, where I picked up a selection of samosas, onion bhajis, chicken pakora and aloo saag bhajis.