Traditional Indian Recipes

CHILLI BAJJI

Chilli Bajji is also known as “ Mirchi bajji “ . Mirchi bajji is a popular tea time snack inSouth India . This is made and sold in Chaat bandi’s all acrossIndia, near the shopping complexes, streets.
Ingredients:

10 Green chillies, preferably big ones
100 gms Chickpea flour
1 tbsp Rice flour
1 Large potato, cooked and mashed
1/2 tbsp Tamarind paste
1 tsp Cumin powder
1 tsp Red chilli powder
1 tsp Ginger paste
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1 pinch Thymol seed (Ajwain)
1 pinch Asafoetida powder (Heeng)
Salt as per taste
Oil for deep frying
1 tsp Chaat masala powder ( available in packs)

Procedure of Chilli Bajji :

  • Combine together the rice flour, chickpea flour, cumin powder, asafoetida powder, red chilli powder, ginger paste, turmeric powder and salt.
  • Prepare thick batter using water.
  • Slit the chillies keeping its tail-end intact.
  • Remove the seeds using a pointed knife.
  • Grind tamarind and ajovan to a paste.
  • For preparing stuffed chilli bajjis, mix tamarind paste, mashed potato with a little salt.
  • Fill the mixture inside each Chilli and close them well.
  • Dip the chillis in the batter and deep-fry in the oil. Drain onto a plate
  • Sprinkle chilli bajji with “Chaat masala powder” (suggestion- optional)
  • Serve Chilli Bajji with tomato sauce or chutney

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