Mauritian Recipes

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Baja (Plain Pakora) Recipe

Recipe Overview

A popular street food which is easy to make by frying a batter consisting of simple ingredients. It is enjoyed hot with chutney or hot sauce.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Gram Flour (Besan)
  • 1 Cup Plain Flour
  • Chop Spring Onion
  • ½ Tbsp Sodium Bicarbonate
  • 1 Egg (Optional)
  • Salt
  • Oil


  • In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients (gram flour, plain flour, salt, sodium bicarbonate)
  • Slowly incorporate the water into the dry mix in order to obtain a batter and leave to rest for 30 mins.
  • Note: The batter should be of a thick consistency.
  • Add the beaten egg and spring onions to the batter. Mix well.
  • Half fill your frying pan with vegetable oil and leave to medium hot.
  • Drop the batter one at a time by constantly stirring so that they puff up.
  • Remove and strain on a paper towel in order to get rid of excess oil.

* Best served with coriander chutney or any sweet chilli sauce of your choice.

** You can also add cheese cubes to the batter and deep fry them


Source: eMauritius Videos