Tuesday, July 31

Stuffed chilli bhajjis

For those who have visited the Marina beach in chennai , one thing that immediately comes to mind is the' milagai bajji'. Light green chillies are tied like garlands in front of the bajji stalls . These chillies are then dipped in besan flour paste ,deep fried in hot oil and served with red chutney .Needless to say that they are mouth watering... isn't it?

My neighbor prepares this stuffed chilli bajjis often and Iam giving her recipe here. There are many varieties of mild chillies with which u can make these bajjis. I used this type and they were very mild.
This is my entry to the' JFI chillies ' created by Indira of Mahanandi and hosted by Nandita of saffrontrail.


Long green chillies- 6
Salt- little
oil for deep frying

For stuffing

Potatoes- 2 medium ,cooked and mashed
Cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves- a few chopped finely
Turmeric powder- less than 1/4 tsp
Ginger grated- 1/2 tsp

For the batter

Besan/gram Flour - 1 cup
Rice Flour-2 tsp
salt to taste

chilli powder- 1/4 tsp
water to make a thick paste


Wash the chillies ,make a slit in the center and remove all the seeds. Rub little salt inside the chillies. The chillies I used were very long and so I had to cut them into two.
Mix all the ingredients for stuffing and then stuff the chillies with it.

Mix all the ingredients for the batter( U can use Sakthi masala's bajji bonda mix too) .
Dip the stuffed chillies into the batter and deep fry in hot oil.
Serve hot with ketchep.


USHA said...

Wow!!hot hot mirchi bajji....i love that lot...Looks good with stuffing...Thanks Prema.

FH said...

YUM!! I love them!! I have one recipe like that too,haven't mae it in a while!!Will do.Great entry:)

Tee said...

Yum! I love stuffed mirchi bhajis! I had some in one of NJ's temples...Bridgewater, i think. WIll surely try out your recipe once I get the right kind of chillies.

archana said...

Nice recipe Prema :)the chillies are looking so yummy and hot.Nice entry :)

J said...

I love bhajjis, I'm coming over right away!

Padma said...

I have to tell you, you have a great neighbor Prema! Loved the stuffing with mashed potatoes...really dear thanks for sharing..and great entry!

Sia said...

just cant stop drooling prema:)

Suganya said...

I miss Marina soooo much. Those big appalam seasoned with chilli powder..hmm.. divine..You make me nostalgic Prema!

Sharmi said...

when ever it rains my hubby needs these. your version looks so good.

Bharathy said...

Love milagai bhajjis..the ones we get in Kodaikanal like side and marina beach..:)

Went thru your recent posts today..Thay are great,as always,Prema..

I was away for a few days...so I missed them..

SeeC said...

I have had only Chilli bhajjis...stuffing is new to me. Looks hot...immm. Great entry too.
Thanks for the post.

And I have given a link to your blog from mine. Hope it is fine with you

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Hi prema
Nice recipe .. hot hot chillies :)

Bong Mom said...

I love mirchi bhaji and stuffed sounds so good

Anonymous said...

I too posted one version of mirchi bajjis in my blog, my mom's style. Love this too. I have been to marina beach in chennai but never tasted the mirchi bajji there. How bad of me, will try this at home and enjoy. Thanks for sharing.

Viji said...

Can't resist prema. Lovely. Viji

Latha Narasimhan said...

Good recipe prema.I just love these hot milagai bajji. You have tempted me to make them soon.
I like the mild colour of your blog.

Suma Gandlur said...

Great recipe. I have never tried making them . Your's is tempting me to try.

Suganya said...

This is my fav snack....Looks YUM!....Mouthwatering one...

amna said...

wow! i have seen normal chilly bajjis but this is a pleasant surprise, must taste really good :)

bha said...

nice ones...perfect for a rainy afternoon snack

SMN said...

Hi Prema,

This bajji is a different one.. shud try.. thnx for sharing..

sakkarin said...

I've fancied trying these ever since I had some in an indian restaurant a few years back, but never found decent-sized chillies.

However my local asian grocer had some wonderful huge fresh ones this morning, so I grabbed a bagful of them and had a go. Here's my end result, not quite as delicious looking batter as yours, but tasted the biz. Recipe came from Mamta's kitchen, as I hadn't spotted your site.

I love the hugeness of those chillies, so left them whole!

How did you get the batter so consistent? Mine ended up rather blotchy, is the rice flour the key?

Click for my piccy

Unknown said...

aloo stuffing idea sounds different..never heard of this, but stuffed bhajjis are looking delicious, must try this. For north indian recipes check at foodsnearme.com/North Indian Recipes