Mirchi Bajji Recipe Preparation

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.

Ingredients Required:

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

Preparation Method:

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.

Tasty and crispy Mirchi bajji is ready now
Serve them with tomato sauce or coconut chutney and enjoy with tea/coffee!


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.

Nutrition facts:

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%

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