Low Budget Recipe: “Aloo Mirchi Bajji/Potato Stuffed Chilli Fritters” – a perfect rainy day snack! (Recipe in the comments)

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“Aloo Mirchi Bajji/Potato Stuffed Chilli Fritters” – a perfect rainy day snack! (Recipe in the comments)


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  1. Aloo Mirchi Bajji is a super delicious Indian tea time snack made from chili dipped in besan/gram flour batter and deep fried until nicely golden and crispy. It can be served as snack with hot cup of tea/coffee or can also be served as a side dish or appetizer with main course meal.

    CLICK [HERE](https://youtu.be/cXljOL53wYU) for step-by-step video recipe.

    Ingredients:

    For Besan Batter:

    • Besan/Gram Flour – 1 1/2 cup

    • Rice Flour – 2 tbsp

    • Salt – 1 tsp

    • Oil – 1 tbsp

    • Haldi/Turmeric – 1/4 tsp

    • Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder – tsp

    • Hing/Asafoetida – Pinch

    • Baking Soda – Pinch

    • Water

    For Potato Stuffing:

    • Potato (Boiled & Mashed) – 2 Medium

    • Onion (Finely Chopped) – 1 Small

    • Salt – 1 tsp

    • Haldi/Turmeric – 1/4 tsp

    • Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp

    • Hing/Asafoetida – Pinch

    • Cilantro/Coriander Leaves (Finely Chopped) – 2 tbsp

    • Dry Mango Powder/Amchur Powder – 1/2 tsp

    • Ginger (Finely Chopped) – 1/2 Inch

    Other Ingredients:

    • Oil – For Frying

    • Large Chilli/Green bullhorn chillies/Bhavnagri mirchi/Bajji menasu – 10 to 11

    • Tamarind Pulp – 1/4 cup

    • Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp

    • Chaat Masala (OPTIONAL)

    • Garnish – Cilantro/Coriander Leaves (Finely Chopped)

    Besan Batter Recipe:

    1. To a large bowl add besan/gram flour, rice flour, kashmiri red chili powder, haldi, hing, oil and salt. mix well.

    2. Furthermore, add water and make a smooth batter.

    3. Add a pinch of baking soda and mix well.

    Stuffing Recipe:

    1. Add boiled & mashed potatoes, green chili, ginger, coriander leaves and onion to a large bowl.

    2. Add haldi, jeera, amchur, salt and hing.

    3. Add tamarind pulp and cumin seeds mixture to it.

    4. Mix well.

    Mirchi Stuffing Recipe:

    1. Slit green chili at the centre and remove seeds.

    2. Stuff the potato stuffing into the chili.

    3. Dip the stuffed chili into besan batter, coat and deep fry to golden brown.

    4. Finally, serve stuffed potato mirchi bajji / mirapakaya bajji.

    NOTES:

    1. The consistency of batter is very important. To check the right consistency, just dip your finger in batter. If its coated well,the consistency is correct. If the batter is too thin, finger won’t be coated completely. In that case, add some besan and rice flour to adjust the consistency. Check for salt. Add more salt if needed.

    2. Adding hing/ajwain to the bajji batter helps for easy digestion. So do not avoid it. If you don’t have hing/ajwain in hand,use jeera/cumin seeds.

    3. If your fingers start burning while deseeding, apply ghee all over your palms.

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