Monthly Archives: July 2016

Mirchi ki bhajiya (stuffed chilli fritters)

Standard

Mirchi ki hhajiya a Rajput delight.  Yet another accompaniment to the rains. Mirchi ki bhajiya with chai is an absolute blissful experience in the monsoons.

image

image

image

image

Ingredients:
Bhavnagar mirchi ( these chillies are bigger and hollow and not hot) 10. STUFFING –  Boiled and mashed potatoes 1 cup. Coriander and cumin powder coarsely grinded 1 tsp. Chat masala 1 tsp. Salt to taste.
COVER –  Besan ( chickpeas flour) 1 1/2 cups, chilli powder and salt.
Oil for deep frying.

Method:
Slit the green chillies and deseed it. In a bowl take mashed potatoes and mix chat masala, coriander cumin powder and salt. Now fill in / stuff the chillies with mashed potato mixture.  Keep it aside.
In another bowl take besan and season it with chilli powder and salt. Mix water to make the batter – not too runny and not too thick.
Now dip all the stuffed chillies in the batter.
Heat oil in a wok and deep fry till the chilling turn crispy and golden.
Serve hot with tamarind chutney. (Recipe posted earlier).
N.

Moong dal bhajiya

Standard

image

Monsoon and Bhajiya are so perfectly tuned together. Have posted kanda bhaji earlier, so now here’s more variety in the bhajiya / pakori / fritters section.

Ingredients :
Moong dal soaked for a couple of hours and then grinded coarsely 2 cups. Ginger , garlic 1 tsp each finely chopped, red chilli powder 2 /3 tsp, coriander seeds coarsely grinded 1 tabsp, turmeric powder 1/2 tsp, finely chopped onion 1 medium, coriander leaves and mint chopped 1 tabsp each. Chat masala for garnish. Salt to taste. Oil for deep frying.

Method:
In a mixing bowl take moong dal mixture and add ginger garlic, onions, coriander and mint leaves. Add the dry spices and salt to taste.  Mix all the mentioned ingredients just before frying. Heat oil in a wok and drop small ball in the hot oil. Fry on medium heat till it floats.
Serve hot with chutney ( recipes posted earlier) and garnish with chat masala.
Enjoy the rains with hot , spicy and crispy bhajiyas.
N.