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December 31, 2013

Chilli Bajji Recipe / Milagai Bajji - Molaga Bajji Recipe

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chilli bajji recipe

Chilli bajji/Molaga bajji in Tamil, Mirchi bajji in Hindi is an yummy snack recipe/ street food which most of us have tasted in exhibition, beach. Long chilli is used to make this bajji. It is also called as bajji milagai/ ooty milagai. Nowadays people make bajji with kudai milagai / Green Capscium too. Recently when I visited my in-laws place, my MIL made this milagai bajji for us. We loved it a lot. Last week I tried the same in my kitchen.We all enjoyed this bajji with hot tea ! It tasted great for this cold weather. Do check out my onion bajji recipe if interested.Friends, I am closing this year with this hot chilli bajji/ Milagai bajji post.

I will meet you all in 2014 with some interesting and easy recipes.Wish you all  a very happy new year.May this new year be filled with happiness,joy and prosperity!!!

Milagai bajji recipe


Chilli bajji

Chilli bajji Chilli bajji/Milagai bajji recipe-yummy evening snack !
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Snacks
Serves: Serves 4
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes

1 cup - 250ml
To make batter
  • Gram flour - 1/2 cup
  • Rice flour - 1/4 cup
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds/jeera - 1 tsp
  • Cooking soda / baking soda – 1/8 tsp
  • Kesari color - 1 pinch
  • Salt - as needed
  • Water - 1/2 cup
  • Bajji chilli – 3 - 5 nos
  • Cooking oil - to deep fry

  • Wash the chillies and slit it vertically.Remove the seeds and set aside.
Chilli bajji / Milagai bajji
  • In a wide bowl, take the flours,red chilli powder,kesari color,salt , cooking soda and jeera.Mix well.Add the required water and mix well.I used 1/2 cup of water here.Adjust the quantity by keeping this as reference.
Chilli bajji/Milagai bajji stepwise pcitures
  • The consistency of batter should be slightly thicker.It should coat the chillies well.If it is too watery,tails will form in bajji.If it is too thick,bajji will become hard.
  • Heat oil in a kadai and put a drop of batter.If it raises immediately,oil temperature is right.
  • Now coat the chillies in the batter and drop in oil immediately.
Milagai bajji/Chilli bajji stepwise pictures
  • Deep fry both the sides till golden.Remove,drain in a tissue and serve hot.

  • U can use 1/3 cup of rice flour too if u want bajjis to be in softer side.
  • If the chillies are too spicy,deep fry the chillies alone after discarding the seeds and then make bajji as mentioned above.U can also soak the chillies in buttermilk to reduce the spiciness.
  • Adding Kesari color is optional.But it gives a  nice color as we get in bajji shops.
  • U can add little idli,dosa batter instead of cooking soda.

chilli hot bajji

Serve hot with tea and tomato sauce or coconut chutney

Milagai bajji

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Rafeeda AR said...

aah... these bhajjis are calling me... yum...

jaya's recipes said...

Mouthwatering hajjis especially in this climate!love the colour combinations and the clicks!

AparnaRajeshkumar said...

OMG saliva in my mouth.. its tempting.

Unknown said...

like the second last photo :) i never miss out these whenever we goto any hill station or beach..

great-secret-of-life said...
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great-secret-of-life said...

looks so tempting perfect for the weather

Unknown said...

oh wow wow love that steaming hot bhaji pic :) looks super delicious and a very tempting one dear !!

Gajus kitchen said...

looks too tempting and wonderful clicks said... favorite....Happy new year 2014

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Yummy! Happy New Year!

foodgalleri said...

Mouthwatering bajjis..ooh so tempting pics!

Unknown said...

Happy New year Chitra...
Hot hot chilli bajji perfect for this weather..

Sangeetha Priya said...

perfect chilli treat for this chill weather :-), new year wishes to you !!!

Merry Tummy said...

This looks so yummy :) Well explained recipe..Happy New Year
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Lifewithspices said...

i go nuts if i see tem.. bfully captured ..

nandoos kitchen said...

This is my hubby's fav. Perfect for this climate. Happy new year Chitra.

Chitra said...

Thank you. Wish you too a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

happyhomemakers said...

wowww... great cliks....

Dipika said...

Wow.. Wonderful blog with very good recipes.!!
For how many hours do we need to soak chilies in buttermilk ?

Chitra said...

Just for 30 minutes is enough :) Thanks .

harini said...

hi tempting chilli bajji.but when i make it is not getting cooked well inside.outer layer is cooked and fine.when eating feels like eating raw chili without salt.please suggest some daughter eats only this bajji.thanks in advance.

Chitra said...

Hi Harini, Yes.. chilli won't cook completely. If you want salt taste in chillies, you can soak it in little buttermilk with salt Or you can stuff some masala. Please refer my Andhra Mirapakaya post.