By azu  

August 9, 2010

Bajiyaa 5 0 5 0
  • Prep: 45 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • 45 mins

    15 mins

    1 hr

  • Yields: 8 - 10 people



3 cups smoked tuna – diced/sliced (substitute: 3 cans tuna chunks)

1 Scotch Bonnet (githeyo mirus) – finely chopped

½ cup curry leaves – finely chopped

3½ cups onion – finely sliced

2½ tbsp ginger – grated

¾ cup lemon juice

1 tbsp curry powder

1 tsp chili powder

½ tsp turmeric powder

2 tsp sugar

Salt to taste


5 cups flour – sifted

½ cup vegetable oil

1½ tsp salt

Warm water


Vegetable oil


1Squash, ginger, chilies, lemon juice, salt and half of the onions and curry leaves.

2Mix the tuna into the mixture.

3Sauté the rest of the onions and curry leaves in the vegetable oil.

4Add the previously prepared tuna mixture and sugar and stir-fry on low heat for about 5 minutes.

5Make the dough by mixing all the ingredients for the dough and then adding warm water gradually and kneading until you have a dry, smooth dough.

6Break the finished dough into small egg sized pieces.

7Using a rolling pin spread each dough ball evenly into circles that are about 7 inches in diameter.

8Cut the circle into 4 equal parts.

9Place about 2 teaspoons of the tuna mixture in the center of each flour quarter and fold in all three sides to make a triangle.

10Make a thick flour paste (water+flour) to glue the sides of the bajiya to prevent it from opening up during frying.

11Deep fry, drain and serve. (alternative: arrange on a non-stick tray and bake for about 15 minutes in a moderate (gas mark 4 / 180˚C / 350 ˚F) oven).

12Tip: Substitute the tuna with equal amounts of cooked chicken or beef (or any other meat) to make different kinds of bajiyaa.



  1. wawa says:

    you need to parbake the roshi before its cut into quarters and the fish filling added or else the whole thing will be messy.

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  3. Shagfa A learner of cooking says:

    I wish my mom in law likes what I cook…. I will try to make it….. The best way possible 😀


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