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Maru Bhajia

TSh 6,000

Maru Bhajia is a delightful East African snack that has its roots in Indian cuisine, particularly from the Gujarat region. It’s a popular street food item in Kenya and Tanzania, known for its crispy texture and flavorful taste.

The history of Maru Bhajia reflects the cultural exchange between Indian and East African culinary traditions, brought over by Indian migrants to the region. Over time, this snack has become a beloved part of East African street food culture.

Maru Bhajia is made from sliced potatoes that are coated in a spiced chickpea flour batter before being deep-fried to perfection. The batter is seasoned with a blend of spices such as turmeric, chili powder, cumin seeds, and ajwain (carom seeds), giving the bhajias their distinct flavor profile.

The key to achieving the crispy texture of Maru Bhajia lies in the batter, which is prepared by mixing chickpea flour (besan) with water and spices to form a smooth, thick consistency. The potato slices are then dipped into this batter and fried until golden brown and crispy.

Maru Bhajia is often served hot and fresh, accompanied by tangy tamarind chutney or a zesty green chutney for dipping. It’s a delightful snack that’s perfect for enjoying on its own or as part of a larger meal.

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