Sunday, May 12, 2019

MIRCHI BAJJI / MIRAPAKAYA BAJJI / STUFFED GREEN CHILLI FRITTERS


This is a popular street food / snack of Andhra Pradesh. Large green peppers are de-seeded, stuffed with a tangy mixture of onions and spices, coated with gramflour batter and deep fried to perfection. It makes a perfect tea time snack specially on a rainy day. These bajjis are also served as an accompaniment with Uggani, a snack made with puffed rice somewhat similar to kanda poha.


Ingredients:
Large green chillies ... 4 or as needed
Gram flour .............. 1 and 1/2 cups
Carom seeds / ajwain .. 1/4 tsp
Baking soda ............. 1 pinch
Salt ...................... to taste 
Oil ............ to fry 

For the stuffing:
Onion ........... 1 small
Garlic ........... 4-5 cloves
Green chillies ...1 
Coriander leaves .. 2 tbsps
Tamarind pulp or lemon juice .. 1 tbsp
Roasted gram powder ....... 3 tbsps
Salt ................... to taste



Method:

Wash the chillies, give a slit and remove the seeds.









Grind the ingredients for stuffing to a coarse paste.








Stuff the chillies with this mixture.









Make a thick batter of gram flour adding salt, carom seeds, baking soda and sufficient water.








Heat the oil in a pan. Dip the stuffed chillies in the batter to coat them well on all sides. Fry them until crisp. 








Remove them on a paper tissue. Serve hot. 








You can even cut them into pieces and fry them again to serve as a cocktail snack.


6 comments:

  1. These snacks looks so yummy ...Nice and spicy,perfect with tea :)

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  2. great snack - it looks so delicious. I can't wait to try it! it must have just the perfect amount to spice balanced by the coating.

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    1. Yes dear.. and these chillies are less spicy ones.

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  3. These look so tasty, they would be lovely served with a nice cup of tea.

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