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Bhajas (Fries) from Oriya Kitchen
Karadi Bhaja (bamboo shoot fry)
By Suparna Behera
(Source : OSA Journal 1998)
1 cup julienned bamboo shoots
2-3 tbs rice flour
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp cumin powder
Salt to taste
oil for frying

1. Pound the bamboo shoots to crush and flatten coarsely
2. Add rice flour, turmeric powder, chilli powder, cumin powder, salt
and mix together
3. Add enough water to make pakoda like batter
4.  Heat oil in a fry pan as if to fry pan cakes
5.  Make thin round cakes out of the batter and pan fry till crisp and golden brown
6. Serve with PAKHALA (watered rice) or plain rice as a side dish