Mar 22, 2015
Mirapakaya Bajji ~ Chili Fritters ~ Andhra Recipes ~ Street Food
Hmm, Mirchi Bajji means lot of memories to me. My mom is Mirchi Bajji and Coffee Lover. The best combination is have mirchi bajji and before the spicy flavor leaves your tongue take a sip of coffee Hmmmm! I call that Heaven, only coffee and street food lovers can understand this feeling!
The best mirchi bajji I ever had is in our childhood days, when it is just about to rain, we decide to have bajji, then I get onto my bike and rush to the mirchi bajji cart at the end of the street, and get mirchi bajji, then it starts raining, i somehow manage that bajji don't. get wet, and get home safe but myself getting all wet. Then open the bajji pocket and top with some freshly chopped onion and coriander powder, and take a bite of mirchi bajji by looking the rain from the window. That is the best bite of bajji i ever had and still remember the taste. So when ever i see the rain, this wonderful memory comes and goes in my mind, that keeps a smile on my face instantly and making me nostalgic and homesick for a moment. And today it is raining, i didn't just let this memory wander this time but i took the next step, by making the Bajji and ate it by looking at the rain from my window, to recreate the whole scene again. Ahaaaa, feels so good! Are you Drooling over the pics, here is the recipe for you, go make some, when it rains again! :-)
Bajji Mirchi or Green Chili - 4 ( Long Ones)
Besan Flour - 1 cup ( chick pea flour)
water - 1/2 cup
salt - 1/2 tsp
baking soda - 1/2 tsp
Oil - for Deep Frying
Besan Flour - 1 Tbsp
Tamarind Paste - 1 Tbsp
Peanuts - 1 Tbsp
Ajwani Seeds - 1 tsp
salt - pinch
Chopped Onions - 1 tbsp
Cilantro - 1 tbsp
Lime Juice - 1 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
- Grind all the ingredients under Filling section to make a smooth paste.
- Make slits in the middle of chilli and remove the seeds as much as possible. Stuff the mirchi with the peanut and tamarind paste.
- Take a medium bowl, mix Besan Flour, Baking Soda and salt. Keep it aside for 10 min. Now pour water little by little to make a thick batter.
- Keep the Kadai with Oil on the stove for Deep Frying. Let it heat for at least 5 to 7 min. Oil should be really hot for the bajjis to fry properly.
- Now dip the stuffed chillis in besan batter until it is coated and covered fully with batter. Carefully drop it in the hot oil and turn it on all sides fry it until becomes to golden color. Take it out and place them on kitchen towels to drain the excess oil.
- Once all the chilies are done frying, again keep them in the kadai and fry for 2 min again for second time. This is the secret step to get the great taste similar to 'street food from cart'.
- Now we need to make topping, this is optional. But this topping will take the mirchi bajji taste to next level. :-) In a small bowl, mix chopped onion, Cilantro and sprinkle with lime juice
- Make a slit on the mirchi bajji ( not too deep cut) and add onion mixture. Now sprinkle with some coriander powder. That's all Yummy Street Food Mirchi Bajji is ready, Serve immediately with some Coffee or Chai.
Will be back with another street food recipe
take care and happy cooking until then!