Cut Mirchi / Mirapakaya Bajji

Today's post is my favorite snack Mirapakaya bajji, a local variety of extra-hot chilies stuffed with spices and dipped in chickpea batter and fried. Love to have these on a rainy day. This is one of the street food which we get through out the year on streets and restaurants.  The stuffing can vary from place to place. I used very simple stuffing for this bajji because we are going to cut the bajji and deep fry again. If the filling is
too much when you cut and fry the filling may tend to come out. So for this recipe make the filling as simple as that. Here is the recipe..........

We need:

Bajji mirchi or any long mirchi  10
Ajwai  1sp
Jeera / Cumin seeds 1/2sp
Salt to taste
Tamarind small ball size(lemon size)
Chili powder 1sp
Besan / Gram flour 1cup
Rice flour 2sps
Baking soda 1/4 sp
Oil for deep frying
Chaat masala 1sp


Slit the chilies and pan fry adding 1/4 sp oil, till they become soft.
Make a powder for  filling, adding salt, chili powder, ajwai, jeera and tamarind.
Now fill this mixture into chilies and keep aside.
Heat oil in deep frying pan.
Add salt, 1/4 sp chili powder and  rice flour to besan / gram flour and mix well with water till it becomes smooth batter.
Now dip the chilies carefully into this batter and drop them in the hot oil.
Fry 3 to 4 at a time depending on the size of ur pan till golden brown.

Now cut the fried chilies into medium pieces and fry in the same oil for few more minutes so that they become more crispy.
Remove and sprinkle some chaat masala on top.
Serve hot with sliced onions, carrot and lime.

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divya said...

Truly delicious...Such tempting clicks :)

Suma Gandlur said...

Yummy. I guess this is a favorite of many Indians loving spicy food.

Priya Suresh said...

Been a long i made this fritters, drooling here again.

Pavani said...

Very tempting and delicious snack.

jayanthi said...

Perfect tea time snack. Looks great.

Jayashree said...

Not just on a rainy day.....I would love to munch on these on any time of any day :-)

vaishali sabnani said...

I love mirchi pakodas..but never refried these, the next time i make will try your recipe.look really crunchy.

Unknown said...

My favorite too looks so tempting..

dsdsds said...

Chilli Bajjis bring back good memories of childhoods days and beach! On those monsoon days my mom would fry these for us.. Those bajjis looks perfect

Srivalli said...

This is my favourite one!

Harini R said...

My husband would love it!

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Love milagai bajji! i have never fried them twice, but heard in American cuisines that double frying renders lot of crispness. Also frying the chilies first is new to me...

Saraswathi Ganeshan said...

These are the most excellent fritters for evening snacks!!

cookingwithsapana said...

Loved these chilly pakoras..yummy

Chef Mireille said...

what a spicy yummy snack!

sushmita pandit said...

Love this mirchi bhajji's.