Holiday Party Appetizers: Hot and Spicy Mirchi Bhajji / Bajji / Pakora / Green Chili Fritters

How to Make Hot and Spicy Mirchi Bhajji / Bajji / Pakora / Green Chili Fritters
Hello Foodies,
           Do you like chatpata(tangy), spicy, and mouth-watering Indian Street Food? I am a big fan of Indian street food. And I keep replicating Indian street food in my kitchen and feed my family and friends. This Mirchi bhajjis are one of our favorite tea time snack to munch on. To make a Mirchi bhajji, green chilies are dipped in chickpeas flour batter and deep-fried to get perfect, crispy, hot, and spicy bhajji. This snack dish is a gluten-free, vegan, and healthy treat. 


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            This delicious bhajji is also known as mirapakaya bajji in Andhra and is the most famous street food there. There are some other versions of Mirchi bhajji that get in Andhra Pradesh; those are Stuffed Mirchi Bhajji and Cut Mirchi bajji, which is also equally tasty. Sometimes I fry green chilies as a side with Varan-Bhat(Dal-Chaval). 


Choose a Perfect Green Chilies to Make Mirchi Bhajji:
  • While making Mirchi bhajji, always use the larger variety of green chilies that are not at all spicy. 
  • These chilies also called bhajji Mirchi or bajji Mirchi. 
  • Do remember to remove the seeds; if the seeds not removed, then the bhajji will be spicy.

How to make the Mirchi Bhajji/Pepper Fritters gluten-free?           
  • Use Besan(gram flour/chickpeas)flour or rice flour while preparing the batter. Chickpeas flour is not only gluten-free but also filled with good protein and fiber, which will also give the fritters a staying power boost. 
How are these Mirchi Bhajji Healthy?
  • These Bhajji do not contain any cheese or butter and are low in saturated fat. They provide all the nutrition from fresh green pepper, chickpeas flour, herbs, and spices. 
More Tasty, Crispy Bhajji/ Pakora Recipes:
Can we Cook Mirchi Bhajji in Air Fryer?
        Yes, I recommend this GoWISE Air Fryer. It can accommodate 4-5 fritters at a time, and for this recipe, only needed two batches to make all of them. Buying a bigger size air fryer will cost you a few dollars extra initially, but you'll save running cost and most important time while using it in the kitchen.

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes; Cooking Time: 10 Minutes.
Each Serving of Mirchi Bhajji Contains 102 Calories. 

Ingredients:
  • Mirchi /Long Green Chilies 10-12
  • Besan/Chickpeas Flour 2 Cups
  • Rice Flour 3 Tbsp
  • Red Chili powder 1 tbsp 
  • Chat Masala 1 Tsp 
  • Turmeric ½ Tsp
  • Salt 1 Tsp 
  • Carom seeds ¼ Tsp
  • Oil 1 Tbsp 
  • Water as needed to make the batter
  • Oil for frying the bhajji

Instructions: 
  • Wash and pat dry the green chilies. 
  • Slit at the center of the chili and remove the seeds and keep them aside. 


To Prepare the Batter:
  • In a bowl, add chickpeas flour(Besan), red chili powder, chat masala, turmeric, salt, and carom seeds and mix well. 
  • Now add rice flour and mix well and make sure everything is combined well.
  • Add water and mix well(add water as required) and prepare a lump free thick batter.
  • Once done, pour 1 tbsp hot oil over the batter and mix well to get a smooth and flowing consistency batter.

To Fry the Chilies/Mirchi Bhajji:
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a kadhai. 
  • Dip the green chilies into the batter and coat it with the batter thoroughly.
  • Slide the batter coated chili into the hot oil and deep fry bhajji. 
  • Deep fry from all sides until it becomes golden brown color, and crispy 
  • Fry the bhajji on medium flame, flip over and fry from all the sides. 
  • Crispy, hot, and spicy Mirchi bhajji are ready to serve, serve warm with sauce or any of your favorite chutney. Enjoy!!! 



My Take:
  • Always fry bhajji on medium flame; otherwise, the batter will not get cooked from inside.
  • Prepare thick besan batter to prepare puffy chili bhajji
  • If you like spicy bhajji, then skip removing seeds of chili.
  • Instead of making plain bhajji, you can prepare stuffed green chili bajji by stuffing potato mixture. 

Dietary Comment:
  • The calorie count based on a 2000 calorie diet.
  • Per serving contains 102 calories, along with 9.68g carbohydrates, 5.1 g fats, and 2.1 g protein.
  • Portion size can always be increased or decreased depending on your health goals and activity level.
Good Time To Eat:
            It is good to eat Mirchi bhajji for lunch, dinner, or evening snacks.

  • If you make this recipe, share your food picture with hashtag #aaichisavali on Instagram and Facebook so that everyone can enjoy it too! 
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Eat Healthy, Stay Healthy!!!

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