Jul 2, 2009

ALOO STUFFED MIRCHI BAJJI

Mirchi bajji means green chilies stuffed with some spices and dipped in the chickpea flour and deep fried in hot oil.These mirchi bajji s are very famous in India as a tea time snack but every one makes it with a little different stuffing Amma (my mom) use to make it with ajwain(vamu) and fried chickpea(veyinchina sengapapu, porikadali) and little salt she use to grind all these ingredients in to a fine powder and stuff it in to the slit green chilies. After deep frying again she use to slit the bajji and again stuff with chopped onion with little lemon juice. But my MIL use to makes this in almost the same way but she use to mix the filling with very thin tamarind juice my MIL wont add onion to this, she use to say if you add onion then you don’t find the real taste of mirchi any way that is her opinion. And one more person who makes the mirchi bajji very delicious that is a tiffen center fellow near my house in vijayawada. He is a MSC degree holder, he didn’t find the job then he started tiffen center morning he makes idlis and dosas and in the evening from 4 o clock he starts making mirchi bajjis and punugulu believe me those mirchi bajjis and punugulu taste just perfect but after 6oclock you don’t get any thing all of them will be finished by that time.
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And coming to this aloo stuffed mirchi bajji I learnt this from a Chat Bandar fellow in Jaipur. Last year when I went to Jaipur for tour one evening I went for shopping, I finished shopping and when I coming back I saw this Chat Bandar fellow who is making mirchi bajji with stuffing of aloo . First I was surprised he is stuffing aloo in mirchi bajjis and he is making them very super fast means he is frying 50 or more bajjis at a time. So I was very impressed with how he is making bajjis and also so very tempted with the aroma of mirchi bajjis .so I went to there and ask that fellow can you tell me the recipe first he didn’t agree to give me the recipe. But I am not going to leave this person with out knowing the recipe. I gave him a100 rs and told him that I am not from Jaipur, I am from Andhra so his business wont effect and I liked this bajjis very much and I wanted to make them at home After this he gave me this recipe. Thanks a lot to that Chat Bandar owner for this delicious snack. And here I go with the recipe………….

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INGREDIENTS:-----
Green chillies --- 10 no. ( you can use any bajji chilies like banana peppers or any long variety green chilies)
FOR STUFFING:----
Potatoes ---- 2 big
Green chillies – 3 finely chopped
Salt to taste
Red chilli powder – 1/2 tea sp
Coriander leaves --- 1/2 cup finely chopped
Dry mango powder (amchoor) ---1/2 tea sp
Onion --- 1 medium finely chopped
FOR BATTER:---
Besan (chick pea flour, sengapindi)
Salt to taste
Red chilli powder --- 1/2 tea sp
Baking powder – 1 pinch
Water for making batter

METHOD:-----
1. Slit the green chilli its entire length and remove seeds and leave a side.
2. Boil potato and peel and mash well and mix all other stuffing ingredients and mix well and divide in to 10 small parts and stuff this aloo mixture in to chilies
3. Now mix chick pea flour, salt to taste , red chili powder, and baking powder then add water and make a batter like fitters batter or thick dosa batter
4. Now heat oil for deep frying in a deep frying pan to check the oil heat drop a small drop of batter in to the oil and see if the batter comes up immediately the oil is ready for frying.
5. Now dip the stuffed chilies in this batter and slowly drop them in to hot oil and fry till nice golden color.

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6. Remove from the oil and set a side for few min. s and again cut them in to 2 inch pieces and fry this bajji pieces in hot oil in a low flame till crisp remove from the oil and sprinkle some lemon juice on them and serve with slice onion
7. Serve with green chutney or imli chutney .
8. If you want to serve this mirchi bajji after a long time then after removing them from the oil keep them a side and again fri one more time in hot oil till crisp and golden color just before you serve.
This MIRCHI BAJJI S are going to participate in JFI - CHILLI event at Cardamom - The Queen of spices and event by Indira of Mahanandi.

41 comments:

Varunavi said...

wow u paid 100rs to know the recipe,good we came to know abt the recipe from u.

Priya said...

Rekha, this is not fair at all u r tempting me with these delicious baji yaa! Aloo stuffed mirchis makes me hungry yaa..Droolworthy baji!!yumm hot and delicious snacks!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow.......that's an awesome, tempting and yum recipe...love the blend of spices....so spicy.....yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmy.....Worth paying 100.....hehehe....

Suparna said...

hi Rekha,
now now paying Rs.100 for a recipe hmmmm...really worth it dear and u've got it so wonderfully :) kudos to ur effort and success.
Enjoy!
Thanks for sharing the treasured recipe so generously.
TC

jayasree said...

I too make aloo stuffd mirchi bajjis. Liked your stuffing ingredients. The presentation is awesome. I am craving for some now . Its raining outside.

Shama Nagarajan said...

wow..lovely yummy idea dear...perfect for this rainy season

Prathibha said...

Even I do this always bugging those fellows for the recipes...
Good your 100 rs was worth paying for the recipe...Looks perfect and yummy..
Mirchi Bajji super ga vundhi rekha..send me some now..Its raining here in mumbai..

Hari Chandana said...

Woww.. Sounds too good.. lovely color.. thaks for sharing :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Thankyou so much for sharing! Love the recipe,sounds awesome!!!

rekhas kitchen said...

Thanks varu, priya, lubna and suparna

rekhas kitchen said...

Jayasree,shama and Prathiba so lucky u people are enjoying the rain here it is sizzling thanks for
the lovely comments gls.
thanks Hari chandana

doloncookbook said...

Perfect & super delicious recipe for evening snack . Tomorrow is weekend & I am going to try this ....Have a nice weekend dear ....

Kalaivani said...

Great recipe.its worth more than Rs100.Can't wait to try.Thanks for the recipe.

Vrinda said...

Thanx for visiting my blog Rekha..u have lovely collectios,never tasted this aloo stuffed mirchi bajji,looks yumm,......

chakhlere said...

wow!!
Thats a amazing snack!!
aloo in mirchi bhaj is just gtr idea.
My family love it!
i am gonna try it!!

Padma said...

Delicious stuffed bajji Rekha .. .. they look so perfect n yummy and nice presentation :)

sowmya said...

wow..that looks absolutely deliciious..mm drooling here

Nithya said...

Bajjis look really nice and yumm.. wish to have it right now cause its raining here in chennai this moment. :)

Priti said...

Looks real yumm..I have made this too need to post

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Excellent one. My husband loves these mirchi bajji, will definetly try it.

kittymatti said...

hey so cute... nice idea da! coool!!

Sailaja said...

very yummy....

Usha said...

Wow these look really inviting !

Srilakshmi said...

Everyone in my family loves Mirchi Bajji.. This looks really tempting.. Will def try this.

Parita said...

Totally worth it rekha!! super delicious, my mouth is watering, i'll try and make this tonight!

Ann said...

Mrichi bajji looks gorgeous and the presentation is so yummy Rekha.
we too use kadalamavu batter/gramflour.

Lisa said...

A tempting treat for sure. I have jalapenos growing in my backyard and when I have an abundance of them, I must try this.

Poornima Nair said...

I make ur MIL's version...stuffing with potatoes is a great idea, sounds
delicious.

Sanghi said...

This is innovative recipe.. Delicious will try rekha!

Valarmathi said...

Perfect one for evening snack. Yummy and delicious bajji. Will definetly try it.

LG said...

this is not fair..you are tempting us with those bhajis...yummy..and ya worth 100rupees

Curry Leaf said...

Wow,Spicy and hot.Loved to know how you got the recipe dear.I agree with Lubna as well- worth paying the money for this droolworthy item.

notyet100 said...

looks perfetc nd yummy,..

Bergamot said...

Lovely recipe... yummy :-)

Gita said...

I love those bajjis Rehka...yummy potato stuffing :)

Cynthia said...

Love the stuffing.

arti.anurag said...

Looking very spicy and tempting.really liked ur blogs.

Shri said...

Looks so yumm...This is one cool dish.

andhratreat said...

looks great

jayasri said...

aiyoo !!, you are really making my mouth water, i love mirchi bajji so much, i use to always buy them, eat them with tears in my eyes!!!, but never heard of aloo stuffed mirchi bajji, very innovative.., this is Book marked,

Smitha said...

All time favorite !! lovely presentation !!