Maggi Bhajiya is a fusion snack. Maggi originated in the west and bhajiya in the east. I mean two different items combined to give a unique food item. Put it differently, and we are integrating an age-old traditional nashta with a western product.
Authentic bhajiya, aka fritters, are made using potato, onion, capsicum, spinach, tomato, purple yam, brinjal, etc. I can keep counting, and the list will go on. Not only this but Indian states have their regional variety of bhajiyas. In short, bhajiya is undoubtedly a widely popular snack. The same applies to Maggi.
This 2-minute magic snack has revolutionised not only the food industry but also people’s eating habits. It is hard to imagine places where Maggi doesn’t fit. I mean school lunch boxes, evening snacks, street food menus, quick recipes, and much more. You name it, and Maggi will amaze you with its taste.
With this in mind, let’s see what magic this fantastic combo creates.
How’s the taste of Maggi bhajiya?
If you ask me about the texture and the look of Maggi bhajiya, then I would say they resemble onion fritters. The colour and shape of these fritters are similar to that of pyaz ka bhajiya. It is because onion bhajiya has long strands of finely chopped onions in a circular shape. On the other hand, Maggi comes in noodle shape. Hence, this Maggi bhajiya’s more or less mimic the shape of onion fritters.
The taste is unmatched. You get flavours of various vegetables like cabbage, carrot, capsicum, and spring onion along with the regular onion. All these items integrate their unique flavours with ground spices and powdered masalas. All in all, the taste is extraordinary.
Maggi Bhajiya Extra Shots
The tips below will help save both your time and energy. Read them before you begin.
- Burn excess water, so you get dry Maggi because we need to fry it later.
- Add water gradually to make the batter. A little more water will ruin it.
- Make smaller to medium size bhajiya so that you can effortlessly fry them.
- Take a deep kadhai or pot to heat oil. A shallow vessel will spill the hot oil.
- Keep the flame medium while frying; otherwise, the colour of bhajiya will be dark.
- Bind the bhajiya by firmly pressing it, so they don’t shatter in hot oil.
More Delicious Maggi bhajiya
Cheese is one option to enhance the taste. I have done it earlier. If you browse my cheesy potato balls, you will find how I inserted small cheese cubes. In short, there are two methods. First, insert small cheese cubes into the fritters before frying. This way, you get a burst of cheese when you eat them.
Second, grate cheese directly into the mixture and mix properly. Of course, you will have to grate the cheese before frying. Even this will integrate a cheesy flavour into the Maggi bhajiya.
All in all, cheese can be an excellent option. But, above all, if it is mozzarella cheese, you will get cheese threads when you break the bhajiya. Yes, like the ones you get in the pizza.
Maggi Bhajiya FAQs
The faqs below are just like extra shots. They will help you solve common queries.
Can we add uncooked Maggi noodles to the mixture?
You can, but not here. We can make bhajiya by coating the mixture in Maggi noodles. However, this recipe demands cooking the Maggi and then frying it later.
Are vegetables necessary?
It depends on your taste. If you skip them, you will experience a significant difference in taste. Additionally, ignoring vegetables won’t serve a greater purpose. Hence, keep them.
Is Maggi bhajiya hot and spicy?
No, not at all. They are mild in taste. This recipe has a perfect balance of ground spices and powdered masalas. However, you can always modify the spices as per the taste.
What is the shelf life of fritters?
Fritters, aka bhajiya, are not something you can store for a longer time. They are quick snacks and must be consumed as soon as possible. However, once they start cooling down, they become hard and eventually stale over time. Therefore, the shelf life is short.
Can we store them in the fridge?
You can store them in the fridge, but they will become hard. Further, if you want to eat them, you will have to fry them again, modifying the taste, texture and aroma. Hence, storing them in the fridge is not advisable.
What to add if spring onions aren’t available?
Add freshly chopped coriander if spring onion is not available. Fresh coriander will serve the purpose.
Can we skip rice flour?
Rice flour in this recipe is there for a reason. It mixes with the gram flour and helps to bind all the ingredients together. Not using rice flour will make a loose batter. Hence, please don’t skip it.
Can we add curd?
You can add curd, but it must not contain water. Excess water can ruin the batter, making it runny. Further, it will be tough for you to fry bhajiyas made from loose batter. Hence, use hung curd if possible.