Milagai Bajji is the most popular street food of South India. When the seeds are taken out and veggies are stuffed and fried it becomes more tasty. Hot Milagai Bajjis with a cup of tea in the evening .... Who can say 'NO' to this?
Pre time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 20 mins
Ingredients for making Stuffed Milagai Bajji / Stuffed Chilli Bajji:
Bajji Milagai / Banana pepper 8
Besan flour 200 gms
Raw rice flour or Corn flour 1 table spoon
Salt to taste
Red chilli powder 1/4 tea spoon
Cooking soda a pinch
Well boiled pressure cooked potatoes 3 of normal size
Turmeric powder, Red chilli powder, Salt, Asafoetida powder
Finely chopped coriander leaves, grated ginger to taste
1/4 teaspoon of roasted jeeragam / cumin seed powder
Mash the potatoes and mix with all the items , add a tea spoon of lemon juice and keep aside.
How to make Stuffed Milagai Bajji / Stuffed Chilli Bajji?
With the besan flour add the salt, chilli powder, rice flour, cooking soda and mix well.
Pour some water and bring it to thick milkshake consistency.
If you have idli batter at home you can add two laddles of batter with this instead of rice four.
Wash the chillies well.
With a knife make a slit vertically starting from below the stem till 1 cm above the bottom.
Scoop out the seeds and fibre inside with the knife and stuff the potato mix inside and press the edges tightly.
Dip them in to the batter.
Heat oil in a pan for frying.
Put the dipped chillies in twos or threes in to the pan and fry to golden brown.
Serve with tomato sauce or chutney.