Monday, September 1, 2008

Menasinakai Bajji/Stuffed Mirchi Bajji/Mirapakai Bajji

Menasinakai Bajji with Coffee....

When we think of a fiery evening snack especially on a cold evening,, the first thing that comes to my mind is the "Mirchi Bajji" lovingingly called as "Menasinakai Bajji" in Karnataka..Especially in bangalore, the cartwheel vendors made delicious bajjis and it was my favourite indulging snack..
My friend got me a bag full of the portugese peppers which are fiery hot fresh from her garden..She warned me about the degree of heat in these chillies..So I decided to make these stuffed bajjis to satisfy my snack craving:)..Here it is..

You need:
5-6 portugese peppers/banana peppers/any kind of peppers which can hold stuffing and long..
Clean them, make a vertical slit on one side and remove the vein with the seeds if you do not like it very hot..
For the stuffing:
2 boiled potatoes
1 onion chopped finely
1/2 cup coriender leaves chopped
2tsps chat masala powder
1tsp peanut powder(optional)
juice of a lime and salt

Mix everything together..

For the batter:
1cup besan/kadle hittu
a tbsp of rice flour/akki hittu
a pinch of turmeric
a pinch of red chillie powder
oil to deep fry

mix everything together toa thick batter..
To make
Stuff the potato mixture into the peppers gently and keep it aside..
Heat oil and deep fry the stuffed peppers dipped in batter till brown and crispy.
Cut them into pieces and serve them with lime, chopped onion and cilantro with a steaming cup of coffee..


Kitchen Flavours said...

Iam gonna try this soon. Looks yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmy.

Usha said...

I have made mirchi bajji's in the past but never with stuffing,will try this sometime,looks good :)

Sireesha said...

I have also made mirchi bajjis but never stuffed them this time will stuff.Looks Superb and inviting......

ಅಸತ್ಯ ಅನ್ವೇಷಿ said...

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LG said...

I love stuffed bajjis..Wishing you and your family a very happy Gowri and Ganesha Habba.

Paru ... said...

Thanks Kitchan Flavours, Usha, Sireesha , LG for your comments..Glad you all liked them.

Wish you all a Very happy Ganesha Chaturthi..

Gowri Ganesha Habbada Shubhashayagalu...

Sireesha said...

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi dear...

Aparna said...

I have made this a few times and its just something else. Witing for the next time these chillies appear at the market.:)
Thanks for dropping by my blog. It is an easy to make snack. I make it very often.
Happy Ganesh Chathurthi.

Purva Desai said...

Stuffed Mirchi looks reallyyyyyyyyyyyy Hot :)

Sukanya said...

Lip smacking, mouthwatering and totally mind blowing. Iam glad I stumbled upon your blog.

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