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Kenyan Potato Fritters

4.70 from 3 votes

Maru Bhajia’s are an extremely popular snack in East Africa, especially in Kenya
Prep Time 2 hrs 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Recipe CategoryVegetarian
Served AsSnacks
Servings 4


  • 3/4 cup Daawat Basmati Rice soaked for 2 hours
  • 3/4 cup gram flour
  • 1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 4 potatoes thinly sliced
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2-3 green chillies
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • Coriander leaves finely chopped
  • Oil for deep frying


  • Grind the soaked rice with 1/2 cup water into a very fine but thick liquid
  • Add the gram flour, ginger-garlic paste, green chilies, lemon and salt and blend for 1-2 minutes until all the ingredients are incorporated
  • Pour the mixture onto the sliced potatoes, add turmeric powder and coriander leaves and mix.
  • The potatoes will release water and make the batter too thin.
  • Deep fry for 2-3 minutes or until crispy
  • Place onto a paper towel to get rid of any excess oil and serve with your favourite tomato ketchup.

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Bhumika Gandhi
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