Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Mirchi Bajji ( Stuffed Green Peppers)

Mirchi Bajjis are green chillis stuffed with potato filling and then dipped in gram flour (besan,senaga pindi) batter and deep fried in oil. Mirchi Bajjis are famous in India and often served as evening snack with a cup of tea.Mirchi Bajji is an Indian street food and is popular during the monsoon season.One can use different kinds of stuffings for the peppers.

Today I have used a potato based filling which is mostly used as a stuffing in north indian mirchi bajjis.I have used banana peppers which are less spicy than the usual Indian green chillis.You can use any kind of green chillis.

Ingredients:(for 10 green chillis)

Wash and dry the green peppers.Take a pepper, make a slit lengthwise in the middle, keeping the ends intact. Scoop out the seeds with a knife or spoon leaving the insides clean for the stuffing.

Stuffing: 1 cup of mashed potato,2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander leaves,1 chopped onion,pinch of salt,1 tsp grated ginger,1 1/2 tsp chaat masala(pinch of garam masala pwd).Mix well and keep aside.

Prepare the batter with 1 cup of gram flour,1/4 cup of rice flour, pinch of cooking soda ,salt and 1 cup of water.The batter should be like a dosa/pancake batter consistency.Mix well and keep aside.

Now stuff the peppers with the potato mixture.Fill in the gap of each pepper with the potato stuffing and keep them on a plate.

Dip one by one into the batter coating them well on all sides and drop them gently into hot oil.

Deep fry until golden, turning constantly.Deep fry 2-3 bajjis at a time. Drain the oil from the bajjis well and remove them on absorbent paper.


Bhale Budugu said...

vow....mouth watering...hats off...keep posting such good things

Isil S. said...

you have very interesting food here.I am a vegan and there are very different recipes for me here.
I'll be visiting this blog.

paz said...

Oh, wow! What an interesting recipe. I'd love to taste it with some tea. ;-) Thanks for the recipe.


Ji Young said...

I'v had similar chilis before and was curious about the batter!

Thanks for the recipe. I'll try making them very soon. I usually take photos of everything.

sailu said...

thanks bhale budugu...:)

pls do drop by and thanks isilsimsek.

yes,paz tastes great with a cup of tea.

ji young,do let me know how it turned out.