Friday, February 7, 2014

Tamalapaku bajji / Betel leaves fritters stuffed with potato masala

Tamalapakulu – 6

For the batter
Besan – 1 cup
Rice flour – 3 tsp
Ajwain – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – a pinch
Baking soda – a pinch
Salt to taste

For the stuff
Boiled & mashed potato – 1
Grated carrot – 1
Boiled & mashed green peas – ¼ cup
Red chilli powder – ½ tsp
Chopped coriander leaves – 2 tsp
Curry leaves – 4 leaves
Cumin seeds - ¼ tsp
Lime juice – 2 tsp
Oil – 1 tsp
Salt to taste


For the batter
  1. In a bowl add all ingredients. Adding water, prepare medium thick batter.

For the stuff
  1. In a pan add oil. Add cumin seeds, curry leaves. Allow them to splutter. 
  2. Add mashed potato, carrot, peas, chilli powder, garam masala, salt, coriander leaves and mix for 5 mins. 
  3. Now add lime juice and mix well. Allow them to cool.                          


  1. Wash and dry the wet on betel leaves. 
  2. Heat oil on medium high. Place the leaves upside down spread the potato mixture  on top and roll it. Close the sides. 
  3. Dip the stuffed leaves in batter and gently drop from the sides of kadai into hot oil and deep fry until golden. Remove from the oil. Place it on a paper towel. Serve. 


  1. Have never heard of something like this. Good one. Thanks for linking

  2. Betel Leaves Bajji recipe is excellent and attractive. Here stuffed Chilli Bajji recipe is a new variety and kids like this recipe.


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