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Mirchi Bajji

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Mirchi Bajji is a common Indian tea-time snack. Though it involves deep-frying, this snack can be enjoyed once in a while for its hot and tangy taste.
Ingredients
  Chickpea flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Warm water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Soda bicarbonate 1 Pinch
  Ajwain 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Coriander powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Green chilies 20
  Groundnuts 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Tamarind paste 1 Teaspoon
  Dried red chili 5
  Fenugreek seeds 6
  Chili powder To Taste
  Oil 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Chopped onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chaat masala 3 Pinch
  Lime juice 1 Tablespoon
Directions

Slit the Long green chillies in the center making sure that you do not slit them into halves, remove all seeds and boil in hot water for 2 minutes. Remove, Drain and Keep aside.

In a bowl, combine Besan and warm water. Add the soda bi carb, ajwain seeds, dhaniya powder and salt and mix well to make a semi-thick batter (make sure the batter is not watery. It should be thick enough to coat the chillies well). Keep aside.

Heat a skillet and roast the groundnuts until they change color.

In a blender/grinder, add the roasted groundnuts, methi seeds, tamarind paste, red chillies, salt, chilly powder and 1 cup of water and grind into a semi-smooth paste (masala).

Now take 1 slit green chilli, fill it with a small quantity of the ground masala. Hold the chilli by its stem and dip it in the besan batter and make sure the batter coats the chilli properly on all the sides, remove from batter and immediately drop in the hot oil and deep fry. Repeat procedure with the other chillies.

Fry until the chilli turns into a golden brown color. Remove and drain excess oil on a kitchen towel/absorbent sheet.

You may serve the bajji as it is or as an optional step you may again slit the fried bajji in the center, fill it with chopped onions, sprinkle some chaat masala and lime juice and serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Snack
Taste: 
Spicy
Method: 
Deep Fried
Dish: 
Fritter
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Mirchi
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
10

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Mirchi Bajji Recipe