Mirchi Bhaji ~ Stuffed Green Peppers

Mirchi Bajji is green chilli stuffed with potato filling, dipped in chickpea flour (besan, senaga pindi) batter and deep fried in oil. Mirchi Bhajis are a popular Indian street food snack and often served as evening snack with a cup of tea. Mirchi Bajji make for a great treat during the monsoon season. One can use different kinds of stuffing for the peppers.

Today I have used a potato based filling that is mostly used as a stuffing in North Indian Mirchi Bajjis. I have used banana peppers which are less spicy than the usual Indian green chillis. You can use any kind of green chillis.

Ingredients: (for 10 green chillis)

Wash and dry the green peppers. Take a pepper, make a slit lengthwise in the middle, keeping the ends intact. Scoop out the seeds with a knife or spoon leaving the insides clean for the stuffing.

Stuffing: 1 cup of mashed potato, 2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander leaves, 1 chopped onion, pinch of salt, 1 tsp grated ginger, 1 1/2 tsp chaat masala, pinch of garam masala pwd. Mix well and keep aside.

Prepare the batter with 1 cup of gram flour, 1/4 cup of rice flour, pinch of cooking soda, salt and 1 cup of water.The batter should be like a dosa/pancake batter consistency. Mix well and keep aside.

Now stuff the peppers with the potato mixture. Fill in the gap of each pepper with the potato stuffing and keep them on a plate.

Dip one by one into the batter coating them well on all sides and drop them gently into hot oil.

Deep fry until golden, turning constantly. Deep fry 2-3 bajjis at a time. Drain the oil from the bajjis and remove them on absorbent paper.

Mirchi Bhaji ~ Stuffed Green Peppers

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 Serves: 7

 Main Ingredients:

  •  green chilli
  •   peppers
  •   potato

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Mirchi Bajjis are green chillis stuffed with potato filling, dipped in chickpea flour (besan, senaga pindi) batter and deep fried in oil. Mirchi Bhajis are a popular Indian street food snack and often served as evening snack with a cup of tea.
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14728215 Bhale Budugu

    vow….mouth watering…hats off…keep posting such good things

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11051111 isil_simsek

    Hey,
    you have very interesting food here.I am a vegan and there are very different recipes for me here.
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  • http://www.thecookingadventuresofchefpaz.blogspot.com/ paz

    Oh, wow! What an interesting recipe. I’d love to taste it with some tea. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for the recipe.

    Best,
    Paz

  • sailu

    thanks bhale budugu…:)

    pls do drop by and thanks isilsimsek.

    yes,paz tastes great with a cup of tea.

    ji young,do let me know how it turned out.

  • http://s14.invisionfree.com/bookofrai/index.php?act=idx Ji Young

    I’v had similar chilis before and was curious about the batter!

    Thanks for the recipe. I’ll try making them very soon. I usually take photos of everything.

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  • Sharanya

    Hi Sailu,
    Actually i want to make Veg Manchuria can u help me with that.
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  • Shanthi

    Yummy yummy!!!!!!!!!!!Thanks for the receipe

  • Andhratreat

    nice pics…look yummy

  • Farheenaleem

    thankz 4 d recipe but c u show hw 2 make it with tamarind chutnii plzzz……… awaitng of ur quick response…………..

  • Farheenaleem

    thankz 4 d recipe but c u show hw 2 make it with tamarind chutnii plzzz……… awaitng of ur quick response…………..