Search Chitra's Food Book

March 7, 2015

Stuffed Chilli Bajji Recipe | Andhra Mirapakaya Bajji | Mirchi Bajji Recipe

Print Friendly and PDF
Andhra mirapakaya bajji recipe
I usually make Chilli bajji / Milagai bajji / Mirchi bajji without any stuffing. Recently when I was talking with my friend Shalini, she told me about this Andhra style chilli bajji with a spicy stuffing. In Telugu, they call it as “Mirapakaya bajji”. The moment she told about this recipe, I started drooling and felt like tasting it right away. Without any delay, I bought the bajji milagai on the same day and made it for our evening tea time snacks. 

By getting an idea from Shalini, I googled some Andhra style stuffed chilli bajji recipes with tamarind, roasted gram dal or roatsed peanuts. I watched few you tube videos for the stuffing part. But I followed my usual bajji batter recipe for the outer cover. I was completely happy and satisfied with the outcome.

You can use either homemade bajji mix as I did or store bought instant bajji/bonda mix. What more to pen down, spicy stuffed chilli bajji along with hot ginger tea tasted divine for us. Friends, do try this chilli bajji in this weekend and share your feedback with me. Serve hot hot bajji topped with finely chopped onions and coriander leaves drizzled with lemon juice. I am sure your family will enjoy it to the core. Lets see how to prepare this spicy, hot Andhra style stuffed mirchi bajji recipe with stepwise pictures.

Stuffed chilli bajji recipe

Andhra Mirapakaya bajji recipe / Mirchi bajji

Andhra Mirapakaya bajji recipe Andhra style mirchi bajji recipe for evening tea time !
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Snacks
Yields: 10 
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 15 Minutes


  • Long Chilli / Bajji milagai - 5 nos
  • Oil - to deep fry
For the stuffing
  • Fried gram dal/Pottukadalai OR roasted peanuts - 1/2 cup
  • Red chilli powder - 1.5 tsp
  • Ajwain/Omam- 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Hing - 1/8 tsp
  • Chat masala powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Tamarind - small gooseberry size
  • Salt & water - as needed
For the bajji batter
  • Besan flour - 1 cup
  • Rice flour - 1/3 cup
  • Cooking soda / Baking soda - 1/8 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Food color - a pinch ( optional)
  • Hing - 3 pinches
  • Omam/Ajwain - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt & water - as needed

  • To make Andhra michi bajji, take all the ingredients given under “for stuffing” and grind them to a paste. Check for taste and add more chilli powder if  you need.
Andhra mirapakaya bajji
  • Wash and cut the chillies into two vertically. Remove the seeds partially or completely based on the spiciness you need. Keep it aside.

andhra mirapakaya bajji
  • Stuff the chilli as you like and arrange in a plate.
Stuffed chilli bajji
  • In a wide bowl,take the flours, baking soda, salt and mix well to a paste adding little water. Now add more water and bring it to dosa batter consistency. Make sure there are no lumps in the bajji batter. The chilli should be well coated with the batter. So make the batter slightly thick. Too thick batter gives you hard bajji and too thin batter makes tails in the bajji. So consistency of batter is very important.
    Andhra mirapakaya bajji
  • Now take a stuffed chilli and dip in the batter. Heat oil to deep fry. To check the heat of oil, put a pinch of batter and if it rises immediately, batter is just right.simmer the flame and drop the chilli coated with bajji batter by holding its stem.
  • Deep fry both the sides till golden brown and crispy. Enjoy eating hot with tea/coffee !
Andhra mirapakaya bajji recipe
Chop the onions & coriander leaves finely. Sprinkle some salt and add few drops of lemon juice. Mix well. Sprinkle them on top & serve the bajji.
Andhra stuffed mirchi bajji
You don’t need any chutney or side dish for this. But kids may like it with tomato sauce. So serve accordingly !


  • 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 and proceed.
  • For variations, you can powder & grind roasted peanuts and sesame seeds instead of gram dal.
  • Adding ajwain to the bajji batter helps for easy digestion. So do not avoid it. If you don’t have ajwain in hand, use jeera/cumin seeds.
Stuffed mirchi bajji recipe-Andhra

Enjoy this hot, Andhra mirapakaya bajji with your evening tea/coffee ! 
A sip of tea and a bite of bajji is delish !!
Stuffed milagai bajji recipe

Related Posts


great-secret-of-life said...

stuffed bajji looks so tasty.. I had this in a restaurant but never tried at home.. should try!

Sundari Nathan said...

Aah!! that must be spicy!! super tempting clicks :)

Shri said...

Chitra, if you could just send some! These look perfect. :-) said...

That's too tempting one. Best ones to have with a cup of tea.

Healthy Food said...

wow spicy bhajji , v too do like this , always love to eat . they r looking perfect .
visit me too dear

Rajani said...

Amazing bajji!

pri said...

Hi Chitra..yummy bajjis.. I will try this today.. What can we done if stuffing is left over? Can we use it in some other dish? If yes, what could it be. Thanks ��

pri said...

Hi Chitra.bajjis look so yummy.. Will try this today 😊
If stuffing is left over, can we use it in other dish? If yes,how can it be used and in what dish?


Chitra said...

If stuffing is left over,u can spread it as kara chutney over dosa and have it :) But this quantity would be just right for the mentioned amount of chillies i guess ;)

pri said...

Thanks Chitra.. 😊
I tried just half the quantity as it was my first try.. Turned out to be good. 😊

Thanks again 😊

Chitra said...

wow,that's so quick.Iam glad to see your feedback :) Thanks!

Rajpeddi said...

Thanks Really a superb recipe , which is different and tasty 5stars to you⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Lakshmi said...

Great!!!!👍..Cooked to perfection..

Lakshmi said...

So yum!!!..Perfectly made bajjis..

Chitra said...

Thank you Lakshmi :)

Ruchi said...

Super Ammu😘😍😍

Chitra said...

Thank you 🥰