Kenyan Bhajias

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This traditional African snack is made of spicy potatoes, and it’s a favorite among people all over the continent. Bhajias are usually served as a side dish at special occasions like weddings and parties, but they’re also great for snacking on any day of the week.

Why Are Bhajias So Popular?

They are loved all over the continent because they are tasty, easy to make, and very affordable. Kenya Bhajias can be enjoyed as a snack or a side dish with kachumbari or chutney.

What Ingredients Are Used To Make Bhajias?

Potatoes: These are the main ingredients for Bhajias.  Gram Flour: This is also known as Besan and is made of chickpeas.


Side Dishes For Bhajias

Kachumbari: This is a simple salad of chopped tomatoes, onions, and cucumbers.  Zanzibar Mix, Urojo: This is a spicy East African condiment made of chopped tomatoes, onions, and chili peppers.



Chili and Garlic Bhajias: These have a spicy flavor thanks to the chili pepper and garlic paste. Masala Bhajias: Add some extra masala spice mix to the batter for a more flavorful dish.


Can I Replace The Potatoes With Something Else?

Of course, you can replace the potatoes with any other type of vegetable that you like. Some good options include cauliflower, zucchini, or green beans.


How Thick Should The Potato Slices Be?

Ideally, the potato slices should be about ¼ inch thick. This will ensure that they are crispy and golden brown when fried.