Stuffed Mirchi Bajji

Recently I went for Deepavali to Dallas to visit some of friends. In our family friend Rama anna's home he gave us Stuffed Mirchi Bajji for snack.. It was supper hot and very yummy and my hubby fell in love with the snack immediately and was asking me to try that for evening snack at home. This dish is originated from India and served as a evening snack - a mouth watering dish loved by all -a local favourite and variety of hot chillies peppers are deep fried with batter made from besan flour and rice flour. Rice flour gives the crispness to the snack when fried. Various stuffing could be used to prepare this snack but I'm using left over potato masala as stuffing for my snack. Anyway I'm trying this recipe for the first time after my trip and it came out really very well....the taste was superb and everyone appreciated my effort in trying this recipe as I don't really take much spicy food.I'm preparing two type of batter for this recipe...

Stuffed Mirchi Bajji
Serving Size:3


6 banana peppers
1/2 cup finely mashed potato masala
Oil for deep frying

Batter Typle:1

1 cup besen flour
1/2tsp baking soda
1tsp chillie powder
1/4tsp hing powder
1/4tsp garam masala powder
1tbsp sour curd
1/4tsp dry mango powder
salt to taste

Batter Type: 2
1 cup besan flour
1tsp baking soda
1/2tsp ajwin seeds
1/2tsp salt

Preparation Methods:

Wash and dry the banana peppers.Take a pepper, make a slit lengthwise in the middle, keeping the ends intact. You can scoop out the seeds with a knife or leave the seeds.

Take a spoonful of the mashed potato and stuff the peppers filling the gaps of the pepper with the mixture. Keep them aside.

In a large bowl add all the remaining ingredients expect the oil to a smooth batter adding water. It should be in the consistence of dosai batter.Heat the oil in non-stick pan.

Dip the stuffed banana peppers on by one into the batter and deep fry them till golden brown.