Mauritian Bajias are deep-fried snacks made from chickpea flour and flour combined with fresh herbs. It's a popular street food snack that any Mauritian can enjoy with a cup of tea or as an appetizer.
Bhajia Mauritian Recipe

Mauritian Baja Recipe

Prepare this delicious Mauritian Appetizer easily at home and serve it with chutney or hot sauce accompanied by a hot cup of tea. 

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 20 mins


  • 200 g of flour (besan)
  • 100 g all-purpose flour
  • 100 g all-purpose flour
  • a pinch of bicarbonate
  • 1 medium finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. ginger paste
  • 1 tsp. garlic paste
  • 1 finely chopped green chili (optional)
  • Water
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying


  1. Combine besan, bicarbonate, flour, salt, and food coloring powder in a mixing bowl. Combine thoroughly.

  2. Stir in the water until the batter is uniform and free of lumps. (If you're in a hurry, you can leave the batter to rest for 10 minutes.)

  3. Mix in the onions, scallions, and coriander leaves.

  4. Add vegetable oil to a frying pan for deep frying. When the oil is hot and ready, drop the batter into it and stir it with a spoon.

  5. Once golden, remove and strain to remove any excess oil.

  6. Serve immediately with chutney along with a cup of tea and enjoy.

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