Saturday, July 27, 2013

Chilli Bajji-Milagai Bajji Recipe-Stuffed Mirchi Bajji

Milagai bajji is a very popular street snack in India. There are many fans for this milagai bajji, hence wanted to do a separate post for this. You can make this with or without stuffing. I have tried both versions and both tastes great.Today we will learn how to make both the version of this chilli bajji following our easy recipe.

Milagai bajji-chilli bajji

How to make Molaga Bajji-Chilli Bajji

Milagai Bajji-Chilli bajji

 Prep Time : 5 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Yields: 6 bajjis
 Recipe CategorySnacks
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Chillies -5-6 (bajji milaga - sold especially for making bajjis)
   Besan /kadalai mavu/ bengal gram flour - 1 cup
   Cooking soda (soda bi carb) - 2 pinches
   Chilli powder - 2 tsp
   Salt as needed
   Oil - 1 tsp

   Oil for deep frying


Wash and pat dry the chillies.

Make a vertical slit and remove the seeds carefully without breaking the chillies. This is done to reduce the heat. (see picture below)

In a shallow bowl, mix together gram flour, cooking soda, salt and chilli powder.

Then add water, a tsp of oil and prepare a slightly thick batter. I added little less than 3/4 cup of water. Taste the batter to check for salt. Add if required. (suppose if the batter becomes watery, add little more besan and mix well). The batter should neither be too thick nor too thin.

Chilli bajji


Heat oil in a kadai (to check if the oil is hot enough to fry the bajjis, drop a little batter into the oil, if it raises to the surface immediately, then the oil is hot enough to fry the bajjis)

Once the oil is heated, reduce the flame to medium. Now dip the chilli in the bajji batter in such a way that the chilli is well coated with the batter on all sides.

Then drop the chilli gently into the oil. Fry both sides until golden brown.

Remove from oil and drain on a paper towel to absorb excess oil.

Repeat the same process for the rest of the chillies.

Enjoy hot milagai bajji with a cup of steaming hot tea or coffee.

Stuffed Chilli Bajji 

The stuffing I used is more or less similar to my onion samosa recipe.

Ingredients needed 

Onions -1 finely chopped
Red Chilli powder to taste
2-3 drops of lemon juice
Salt to taste


Mix all the above ingredients together in a bowl.

Make a vertical slit and remove the seeds inside the chilli.

Stuff the chilli with the onion mixture and then proceed as given above.

Note - You can use even potato sabji as stuffing.

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  1. looks perfect and to have it with tea

  2. chilli bhajjis look so easy to make and are perfect
    for sncking on a rainy day, thanks for sharing this recipe :-)

  3. These are a perfect snack for a rainy day....looks very tempting....

  4. Looks delish..feel like digging into it.

  5. That's quite a tempting stuffed chilly.. Loved it, something new to me !!

  6. I love chilli bajjis. Want to grab all in the plate..


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