Tuesday, February 9, 2010

పచ్చి మిరపకాయ బజ్జి / Mirchi bajji / Stuffed Green Chilli Snacks

Preparation time : 30 mins
Serves (2-3)


10 big green chillies (can be found in Indian stores)
1 big potato
1 cup besan
1/4cup rice flour
2 1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp red chilli powder
1 small onion
pinch of baking soda
salt to taste
1/4 tsp turmeric


1 Take a green chilli, make a slit lengthwise in the middle, keeping the ends intact. With a knife remove the seeds and make space for stuffing.
2 Boil the potato and peel the skin and mash it, add salt, turmeric and 2tsp.lemon juice,1/4 tsp.red chilli powder and mix them together and make the stuffing.
3 In a bowl take besan, rice flour, pinch of baking soda, salt to taste and 1/2cup water(if needed add little more water), mix them all together into thick batter (more like dosa batter).
4 Stuff the chillies with the stuffing and dip them in the batter and drop them in the hot oil and deep fry them until they get little golden color.
5 Make a slit in the bajjis and garnish them with chopped onions mixed with lemon juice and cilantro


  1. Kalyani! wow what a wonder1! bale chestunnave anni.naatho poti padutunnava? nice nenu ninnu abinandistunnanu.

  2. more pix needed for amateurs like me!

    looks WOW!

  3. Wow didi, this is my favourite! I think the hyderabad bandi valas even add some tamarind based stuff sometimes.
    YUmmm, and very nicely explained for people like me who are ever confused about how much water to add, I can do this one blindly since you've given precise proportions, yippee!

  4. Thank you all :)

    Kalyan liked these bajjis a lot:)

    I didn't think of posting this recipe when I first started making them. This one was like a trial version so thought of adding pictures the next time I prepare it, but they came out well. so took a pic and posted it:) I will add other pictures soon.

    @ vinni, there are many variations for stuffing it seems. I was told about the tamarind stuffing too...I will try to get the recipe too.

  5. @ attayya ..... meetho poti na??? naaku antha scene ledu :)

  6. Wow kalyani.. I think Nenu post chesey recipes chaala boringa untayyi ..


  7. Chala chala bagundi, I will make it today;)....great one!!!