Maru Bhajia (Kenyan Special)

The very famous bhajias of kenya, popularly known as Maru bhajias, served with some tomato carrot dip, serves best on a saturday night. So readers here we go;

Ingredients (Serves 3)

  • 4 Large Potaoes peeled and cut into thin to medium slices
  • 3 Tbspn gram flour
  • 2 tbspn rice flour (this flour gives the crunchy texture)
  • 1 tsp Carom seeds (Ajwain)
  • 1 tbsp ginger chilly paste
  • 1/2 a cup fresh chopped coriander
  • Salt, Tumeric powder, Red chilli powder to taste
  • Water to make the batter
  • 500ml Oil for deep frying


  • In a bowl mix the sliced potatoes, add the gram flour, rice flour and all other ingredients, mix well.
  • If the batter s too dry, sprinkle some water to make it pasty so the potato slices are halfy covered with the flour, taste the paste and add the spices accordingly.
  • Once the oil heats, place the potato slices one by one, fry on high flame for the first 2 minutes, then to medium flame, until they get the crispy texture
  • Served with tomato carrot dip, for this take 1 tomato and 1 carrot, 1 green chilli and salt, blend it together, garnish with fresh coriander and tada. 🙂



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