Sunday, August 1, 2010

Mirchi Bajji / Milaga Bajji

Mirchi bajji is very popular street food in Chennai!

The scorching heat in the south does not stop anybody to pop these fritters in their mouth to add up the heat!

It's a perfect snack with evening tea. I would like to share the basic Bajji batter which can be used to fry anything from onion, potao, green peppers, egg plant or bread as bajji's.

All you need is:

5 parts of Besan/ gram flour
1 part rice flour
a pinch of Hing/ asafetida
1/4 tsp Baking soda
Red chilli powder and salt to taste.
Mirchi / long green chillies
Oil to fry.

How I did it:

  • Mix everything with water to form a smooth batter.

  • The batter should be thich, but not too thick.

  • When you dip your finger in the batter and take it out, it should coat your finger and very slowly drip, almost like a thick idli batter.

  • Keep the batter aside.

  • Slit the chillies in length, keeping a bit of their stem.

  • If you don't want it too spicy, remove all the seeds from the inside.

  • Dip in the batter and deep fry till golden and crispy.

Enjoy with a cuppa...

The Jalapenos in the pics are just for garnishing. I didn't dare to make them as bajji's and end up having an upset stomach!

Happy Munching!


  1. mirchi bajji is everyones favorite n mine too to have them anytime ...looks sooooooo tempting..nothing can be better than this, right

  2. Love, love, love it. Had it last weekend and it works every time.

  3. Hi...looks so perfect and delicious, beautiful click too..

  4. Hey you have taken me back to my college days in the Marina beach...

    simply superb...


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