"Tip Tip Barsa Paani.. Paani ne aag lagaayi.. Aag lagi ..dil mein tho.. dil ko teri yaad aayi... Teri yaad aayi tho ... jal utha mera bheega badan.. ab tu hi bataao sajan.. main kya karoon.. !! Aa haa aaha aaha.. aaaa aaha ... aaaha.. !!" - Its the hindi song from the movie "Mohra" picturized on Raveena Tandon and Akshay Kumar.. !! Kind of ..uhu uhu(sensual) rain song... :) Love it.. ! ;)Singing and listening "Rain" themed romantic songs.. makes me wanna make these yummy spicy hot "mirchi bajjis" .. !! And thats what I am sharing here... !
Mirapakaya Bajjilu/Mirchi Bajji
Peppers (Banana Peppers or Serrano peppers or Jalapenos.. anything thats not too thin and not too spicy)
1 tsp Baking powder
Oil to deep fry
Masala to spinkle:
Chat masala Or
Coriander powder + salt + chilli powder
Preparation: Slit the green chillies length-wise but not fully. Use a fork to remove the seeds. Then apply the stuffing paste with a spoon. (Your hands will burn due to the hot chillies.. if you do it bare hands)
Mix the besan, salt, chilli powder and baking powder together. Add water so that the batter is of thick running consistency. Dip a vegetable and see if the batter sticks to it, if it doesnt, then you need to add more flour. If it sticks like blobs and not smoothly, then you probably need to make it a little bit more running.
Dip the chillies in batter, drop gently into hot oil and fry until done. For added taste, do it twice. Sprinkle with the masala powder and serve hot.. !! Ketchup.. and vegetable chutneys would be great sides to this too..
Sometimes, I use Banana Peppers and stuff them with onions mixed with the masala.
For stuffing, you can also mix sesame/peanut powder with cumin and tamarind sauce
This goes to Sunshine Mom/Harini's Jukebox event.. and to my Sunday Snacks - Hot n Spicy event