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Rain.. Music n Mirchi Bajji/Mirapakaya Bajjilu

OK.. imagine this... Its mid afternoon on a beautiful day.. its a little chilly and raining outside.. the lawns are greener... the row of houses looks newer.. everything seems brighter and prettier.. as the sun peeks from behind the blobs of clouds.....a faint rainbow .. decorates the busy skies..And a gentle breeze blows..the sprinkles..from the rain drops.. into the house through an open kitchen window...where someone is standing looking out.. waiting for someone..to come home and enjoy the sound of rain drops...Whats a girl to do...when she is all alone at home?! Listen to her favorite compilation of romantic songs..sing and dance...and make something hot, spicy and yummy ofcourse !!

"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

Ingredients:
Peppers (Banana Peppers or Serrano peppers or Jalapenos.. anything thats not too thin and not too spicy)
Besan/Gram Flour
Salt
Chilli Powder
1 tsp Baking powder
Oil to deep fry

Masala to spinkle:
Chat masala Or
Coriander powder + salt + chilli powder
Process:
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..

Variations :
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
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17 comments:

sunshinemom said...

Your mirchi bhajiyas remind me of Hyderabad! They look great and thanks for sending them to Jukebox:)

Paani ne baraste baraste aag nahi mirchi lagaa di;)!! I used to like that song very much until they started it airing too much on TV! Raveena and Akshay made a sizzling pair!

Happy cook said...

I love them. Wish i had few of them, well make it more than a few.
Drool drool.

Alka said...

Perfect snack for the perfect mood and perfect climate ;-)

Uma said...

perfect for a rainy day for sure! mouth-watering.

Soma said...

What a perfect combination of the weather, song and the bhajji ofcourse! I has been ages since I ate these mirchi bhajis..

Vanamala said...

wow loved it

Sandra Possing said...

I just blogged about songs about rain :) Didn't think to add food to the mix...

anudivya said...

Chilly bhajis! Man, I love those, the hotter the better...

Kitchen Flavours said...

Yummy. This is my all time favourite snack. I can have it when it rains or not.

Malar Gandhi said...

Pallavi dear, thats a lot of hottnesss!! good work, i love spicy and palte hitting food. Dear I have tagged u for the bread baking event, in my blog. please take a look at it, its not compulsory.....since my net was down cudnt get to u soon...very bad weather here...connection is breaking all the time....

Kalai said...

Hubby's favorite!! Looks delicious, Pallavi! :)

meeso said...

Oh yum, my bf will make these often and I he can never make enough! Looks so good!

Usha said...

Looks fantastic, this is the perfect snack for a rainy day :-)

mona said...

I need some of those, they look fab!

Sumit said...

looking very Awesome. Thanks for Sharing...

venkat said...

Mirapakaya Bajji ante naku bhale istam, Wonderful writing ... I have everything at home, and will try it this weekend and also check out my video - How To Make Thai Red Curry

Pinky said...

Nice Story... Bhajji is looking so yummy...mouthwatering.

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