Why is it called Maru Bhajia?

These crispy sliced bhajias (often called pakoras or fritters) are also called Maru na Bhajia (meaning Maru’s bhajia). Maru is the name of a restaurant in Nairobi, Kenya where they make these crispy potato bhajias and East African’s all over the World still talk about them.

What makes bhajia crispy?

Don’t skip the rice flour, this helps keep the bhajia crispy. It also soaks up excess moisture released from the sliced potatoes, keeping the bhajia crispy. Don’t be tempted to add extra water. Using less batter makes them crispy, crunchy and gives them their unique taste.

How to make Maru bhajia in air fryer?

➝Pre-heat air fryer according to manufactures manual or 350F for 3 minutes. ➝Line the air fryer tray or basket with foil and grease it with the oil. ➝Place potato slices in one layer. ➝Air fry the bhajiya for total of 6 minutes on 350F or 180C, turning halfway during cooking at 3 minutes.

How many calories does potato Bhajia have?

One serving of Crispy Potato Bhajias, Aloo Bhajiya Recipe gives 92 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 44 calories, proteins account for 3 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 45 calories.

How do you make Kenyan Chevdo?

Ingredients ( this will make about a kilo of chevdo)

  1. 6 Medium sized new potatoes (I used locally grown Charlotte potatoes)
  2. 1 cup split chickpeas (Chana dall)
  3. ½ cup whole mung (mug)
  4. 3 cups rice flakes (often called Poha or pawa)
  5. 1 cup peanuts.
  6. ½ cup almond.
  7. ½ cup cashews.

How many calories does Bhajia have?

315 Calories

Fat 19.6 g
Carbs 28.4 g
Fibre 4.5 g
Protein 9.2 g

Does pakora make you fat?

This pakora is deep fried. Any food that is deep fried is not suitable for healthy living. Your fat levels increase as deep frying increases oil absorption….How to burn 315 calories that come from one serving of Veg Pakoda, Mixed Vegetable Pakora?

Value per per serving % Daily Values
Fiber 5.9 g 24%
Fat 20.6 g 31%

Is aloo pakora good for weight loss?

No, aloo pakora is deep fried and hence not healthy.

How do you make homemade chevro?


  1. Heat the oil in a deep, heavy-based pan like a kadai or wok.
  2. Fry the channa daal for 3-4 minutes until it’s crispy all over but not browned.
  3. Next, fry the peanuts and for a minute or so, until they are very lightly browned.
  4. Fry the poha.
  5. The last thing to fry are the curry leaves.