Mirchi Bhajji (Fried stuffed Chilli)

Mirchi Bhajji is a spicy snack which is very popular in Hyderabad. The long spicy  mirchi is stuffed with masala and deep fried in oil to form a treat to the tastebuds. It has been a favourite in my family from the time I remember. On my visits to India I dont find the mirchi bhajji to be of same quality as the stuffing is absent from most of the stalls. So we make it at home now with the same recipe and stuffing of our choice. Try this recipe and you sure wont be dissapointed.

Mirchi Bhajji

Ingredients

  • Mirchi (Green chillies) --7-8 (long)
  • Besan (Gramflour)--1 cup (Available in any Indian grocery store.)
  • Turmeric--1/4 teaspoon
  • Ajwain--1/2 teaspoon

For Stuffing

Stuffing

  • Sesame seed powder--(roast sesame seeds and grind into powder)--3 Tablespoons
  • Peanut powder--(roast and grind into powder)---2 Tablespoons
  • Tamarind paste--1 tablespoon
  • Chat masala--1/2 teaspoon (easily available in Indian grocery stores.)
  • Coriander seeds--1/2 teaspoons
  • Black Salt--1/4 teaspoon
  • Water --1 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste

Take the mirchi's and slit them lengthwise. Take out all the seeds with the spoon. Boil around 3 cups of water and add the mirchi's to it.Cook for 5 minutes and drain.

To make besan (Gramflour) paste --Take the besan and add ajwain to it. Add water to make a smooth paste.Add turmeric and salt and keep aside for  half hour . Add red chilli powder if you want to make it little more spicy. 

For Stuffing--Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and add around 1 teaspoon water and mix well.Take the mirchi and put the stuffing inside.

Filled with stuffing.

Heat oil in a pan or kadhai on medium heat and put the stuffed mirchi in the besan paste and dip it in oil. Deep fry till golden brown. Drain on tissue paper and serve hot with chat masala sprinkled over.

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