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Mirchi Bajji Recipe, Mirapakaya Bajji with Stuffed Andhra Masala | Chilli Bajji

A popular street food snack recipe made using stuffed green chillies and deep fried in oil.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Indian Snacks
Cuisine: South Indian
Servings: 3
Calories: 330kcal
Author: Asiya

Ingredients

  • 6-7 Long thick green chillies
  • oil for deep frying

Stuffing:

  • 2 tbsp tamarind paste
  • salt - to taste
  • 1 tsp roasted cumin seeds powder
  • 1 tsp chaat masala powder

For the besan batter:

  • 6 tbsp besan/chick pea flour/senaga pindi
  • 1 tbsp rice flour
  • salt - to taste
  • a pinch of baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp ajwain/vaamu carom seeds
  • 3/4 th tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder haldi
  • 1/2 tsp roasted coriander seeds powder
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp oil

Instructions

Step 1(Boil, slit and deseed the chillies):

  • In a vessel, add some water to boil, add green chillies and blanch them in water for about a minute.
  • Doing so takes away the hot and spiciness of the chillies and the bajji can be eaten along with the chilli.
  • After boiling slit the chilli vertically leaving the corner edges of the chilli.
  • Do not slit the entire chilli, just slit vertically the centre part of the chilli.
  • Remove the seeds from the chilli completely.

Step 2(Stuffing):

  • In a bowl, add tamarind paste, salt as per taste, roasted cumin seeds powder, chaat masala powder and mix all the ingredients well.
  • Take each chilli and stuff this paste into all the chillies and put them aside.

Step 3(Making the batter):

  • In a bowl, add besan, rice flour, salt, baking soda, ajwain and mix all these.
  • Into it add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, roasted coriander seeds powder, ginger garlic paste, oil and mix it well.
  • Add water and make a batter with a consistency neither too thick nor too liquid.
  • The batter should be mixed well without any lumps in it.

Step 4(Dipping and deep frying):

  • Heat oil in a wok for deep frying.
  • Take each stuffed chilli, dip the stuffed chilli into the batter.
  • Take the dipped chilli and drop it in oil.
  • Similarly dip and drop the rest of the chillies too.
  • Fry them on low to medium flame until they turn golden brown on all sides.
  • Take them out on an absorbent paper.

Garnishing:

  • Take each fried chilli bajji, take a knife and give a small slit to the fried chilli.
  • Stuff the slit part with very finely chopped onions and coriander leaves.
  • Similarly garnish the rest of the fried chillies.
  • Sprinkle chaat masala powder generously all over the mirchi bajji.
  • Finally, serve them hot with any chutney!!!

Nutrition

Calories: 330kcal