How To Make Mirchi Bajji
Mirchi bajji is a traditional Indian dessert and a popular south Indian tea time snack. Once fried in oil; they turn out to be flavorful, crispy and tasty. During rainy or winter season, having bajji along with hot tea can never go wrong.
• Gram flour – 1 cup(250g)
• Green chilies – 8
• Salt to taste
• Ajwain – 2 tablespoons
• Cooking soda – 1 teaspoon
• Turmeric powder – 1 pinch
• Coriander powder – ½ teaspoon
• Red chili powder – 1 teaspoon
• Oil for deep fry
• Wash the green chilies and slit them in the center, if required deseed them otherwise not required and set them aside on a plate.
• In a blender add ajwain and grind it into a coarse powder and keep aside in a bowl.
• Then add a teaspoon of salt and 2 teaspoons of gram flour into the coarse powder and mix it well.
• Then take a green chili gently open the slit and fill it with ajwain mixture and place it on a plate.
• Then stuff all the remaining green chilies with the ground ajwain coarse powder.
• Then switch on the stove and heat it.
• Now pour enough oil for deep fry and heat it.
• In the meanwhile, take a mixing bowl add a cup of gram flour, a teaspoon of red chili powder, cooking soda, a pinch of turmeric powder, ½ teaspoon of coriander powder and salt as per taste.
• Mix all the ingredients well.
• Gradually add enough water to make the batter of not too thick or too thin consistency.
• If you make the batter too thick it will not coat or holds onto the Mirchi, if you make it too runny the batter begins to drip off the Mirchi.
• Now dip each sliced Mirchi coated well with batter and swipe of the excess batter and drop in oil.
• Fry them till golden color and crispy on both sides.
• Once the bajjis have turned golden color on both sides, then scoop them out with a slotted spoon.Spread a paper napkin on the plate and transfer the fried bajjis into a plate layered oil absorbing paper napkin.
• Then repeat the same process for the remaining batter and fry them until golden color.
• Don’t add too much of baking soda.
• Mix chopped onions, coriander leaves, fried peanuts and lemon juice. And garnish Mirchi bajjis with this mixture.
Servings: 1 serving (1 bajji)
• Total fat – 6g
• Sodium – 310mg
• Total carbs – 17g
• Dietary fiber – 3g
• Sugars – 6g
• Protein – 5g
• Vitamin A – 1%
• Vitamin C – 19%
• Calcium – 2%
• Iron – 7%