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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Menasinakai Bajji / Mirchi Bajji

Ingredients:

6-7 Chilly / Menasinakai / Mirchi /

3/4 - 1 cup Bengal gram flour/Besan flour/Kadle hudi

3-4 tsp Rice flour/Akki hudi

Big pinch of Asafetida powder/Hingu

Salt to taste

10 Cumin seeds/Jeerige

10 Ajwain seeds / Oma

1/2 tsp Chilly powder

Pinch of Baking Soda

1 tsp Chunky Chat / Chat Masala

Oil

Recipe:

Slit the chilly as show in the picture below. (If you feel it is very hot/spicy remove the seeds.) Mix chat masala and little amount of salt in a bowl. Take little amount of this mixture and spread inside each chilly. Keep them aside for about 5-10 mins.

Add rice flour, bengal gram flour, baking soda, asafetida powder, cumin seeds, ajwain seeds, salt, chilly powder in a vessel and mix well. Add sufficient amount of water and prepare the batter. (Don't make the batter too thin.)

Keep oil in a thick bottomed vessel and heat it. Take each chilly, dip it in batter and deep fry it in oil. Serve hot along with Tomato ketchup.

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