Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Heart Shape Potato Bajji | Aloo Bajji | Urualai Kizhangu Bajji

Heart Shape Potato/Aloo Bajji, an easy to make deep fried snack made from the potato slices and besan batter. Generally i don't prepare anything special for valentine's day, but this year, after seeing all the feeds from social media, i was too tempted to try something that suits today's theme. 

But again i don't want to make anything sweet or chocolatey, since ST don't like them much, in the end, i have to finish the whole thing which i don't want. So i want to try something that we both could enjoy, that's when this idea has came, why don't try bajji in heart shape? 

We both love to have bajji with our tea. Luckily i have all the ingredients with me, so immediately i have prepared this heart shaped potato bajji. There is nothing special in terms of ingredients and procedure.

But when it's cut into heart shape and fried, they looks super cute and seems like a fancy gourmet food. ST also quite surprised by this heart shaped bajji,so what else need,right?   


Here in today's recipe, i have used the white potatoes which is the usual variety that i buy for my cooking. But you can use any variety of potato as per your preference. 

Use the large size potatoes which will give a big slices and it's easy to cut into heart. The idea here is that the potato slices should be bigger than the heart shaped cookie cutter. 

Next, make sure to slice/cut the potatoes into thin slices which will cook easily.

Now let's check out the recipe.

Potato Bajji

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 15 minsServes : 2 to 3 
Recipe Category: Snacks | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Potato Bajji, Heart Shaped Potato Bajji, Aloo Bajji,UrulaiKizhangu Bajji, Indian Snacks, Heart Shape Potato/Aloo Bajji, an easy to make deep fried snack made from the potato slices and besan batter.
Potato - 2 to 3 
Besan - 1/2 cup
Rice flour - 2 tbsp
Baking soda - 1/8 tsp
Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Orange color - a pinch(optional)
Salt - to taste
Water - as needed
Oil - for deep frying 

In a bowl, add besan, rice flour, red chili powder, turmeric powder, baking soda& salt, mix it well, pour water little by little and make a thick paste first.If you're adding food color, add it now and then pour some more water & make a thick batter.The batter should be neither too thick not too thin. Set it aside. Peel the skin of the potato and cut into thin slices. Then using the heart shape cookie cutter, cut it into heart shape.

Related : How to make Banana Chips

Do the same for the remaining potato slices too.Heat the oil for frying.Take a slice of potato, dip it in the besan batter well and gently drop it in hot oil.Cook on both sides on medium flame until they are crispy. Remove from the flame and place it on tissue paperTada, Quick and tasty Potato Bajji is ready.  Serve it with coconut chutney & coffee/tea

  • Don't pour all water at once in the besan, add little by little and mix it. This helps to avoid forming lumps in the batter.
  • You can use either slicer or knife to slice the potato
  • Cook the bajji in medium flame to ensure that the inside also cooked well.
  • Cut the slices into heart shape is purely optional.
  • The left out potato from the heart shape can be used in other curries or at the end, simply dip in the batter and fry it as usual(if you don't mind about the shape :-))


  1. Such a cute and super delicious snack Sandhiya. The shape surely makes it so interesting ��

    1. Thanks Srivalli. Yes, you are right, the shape makes them more interesting and inviting too.