Thursday, February 3, 2011


Welcome to my cookbook Cookerypoint - Ila's Kitchen. I used to remember my rainy days in India...Wow, my mom used to make vada, bhaji with hot tea. It was heaven to have bhaji and tea, sitting and watching the rain. I am missing those days ... Hmmm today our recipe is Mirchi Bhaji. It is a famous South Indian Recipe.It is a popular Indian Street food especially in TamilNadu. It is called as Milaakai bhaji in Tamil. There are varieties of stuffings used inside bhaji. I prefer potato stuffing here. Tha main ingredient is Banana Pepper or long chilli. Lets go to our recipe....


For Batter:

Gramflour - 2 cups
Baking soda - 1/2 tspn
Banana pepper - 6 no
Ajwin seeds - little
Cumin seeds - little
Chilli powder - 2 tspn
Salt as required
Water as required

For Stuffing:

Potato - 2 no
Chilli powder - 1 tspn
Amchoor powder - 2 pinches
Lime juice - 2 tspn
Salt as required



First we gonna make stuffing for peppers.
Boil and mash the potatoes well.
Add salt, chillipowder, amchoor powder and lime juice to it.
Mix them well. Chat Masala can also be used. Now stuffing is ready.
Cut the pepper in vertical slits and clear out the seeds.
Stuff the potato mixture inside pepper.

Bhaji preparation:

Take a bowl, add ajwin,cumin,gramflour,chillpowder,salt and baking soda.
Add little water and make thick batter.
Make sure that lumps are not formed.
Now dilute the batter for the required consistency.
Batter should not be thick or thin.
Now dip the stuffed peppers in batter,and drop it in medium heated oil.
Deepfry the peppers on bothside. Now Mirchi baaji is ready.

Serving Suggestion:

Mirchi Bhaji can be served with steaming tea and with any kind of chutney. This South Indian Recipe can be served as Evening snacks.

I am sending this recipe to Rahika's  Deep Fried Snacks Event.


Rachu said...

Yumm... perfect evening snack

ila said...

Hi Rachu

Thanks for visiting my space and encouraging feedback :)

Now Serving said...

To answer you question, I don't know where u live, but many stores even in India now carry chinese and thai seasonings, including Fab India - Hope that helps!

SivagamiSampath said...

Your bhaji looks so beautiful,perfect texture tempts 2 eat,stuffing s d best part..a deviation from classic ones...

aipi said...

Very tempting n it anytime!

US Masala

ila said...

Hi Siva...
Thanks for ur lovely feedback abt my recipe :) m happy dat bhaji tempts u :)
Keep Visiting :)

ila said...

Hi aipi
Thanks for stopping here and for ur lovely comment abt my recipe :)
Keep Visiting :)

Viki's Kitchen said...

My most favorite snack whenever they host exhibitions in my home town. Looks so fantastic . Milagai bajji makes me crave:)

ila said...

Hi Viki...
Thanks for stopping here...and for ur lovely opinion :)
Keep Visiting :)

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Milagai bhajji is default when I goto beaches in chennai... stuffed milagai bajji.. I am hearing this just for the second time after Denny's.. great recipe..

ila said...

Thanks for the recharging comment :)

Satya said...

I too made mirchi bajjis for the same event.. your version is also looking yummy.. do check out mine too

ila said...

Hi satya..
Thanks for visiting my space :)
Thanks for ur lovely feedback:)
Keep Visiting :)

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