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Stuffed Chilli Bhajji – Stuffed Chilli Fritters

Chilli Bhajji Chilli Bhajji

Every food will have a special place in our life and will have some special memories attached to them. One such food for me is chilli bajji and it will always remind me of my college days. It will remind me of those rainy days when we would get chilli bajji’s at chidambaram carnival (thiruvizha). It reminds of those college days when we’d skip class and go to eat Chilli bajjis. They used to serve the bajji’s with a chutney and I am still looking for that perfect recipe for it. If you know it, please share it here and I will be really grateful!


  • Green Chillies : 5

For batter :

Bhaji Batter

  • Gram Flour : 1 cup
  • Rice flour : 1/2 cup
  • Baking powder : 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin powder : 1/4 tsp
  • Salt : required to taste
  • Red chili powder : 1 tsp
  • water : 1 1/2 cup

Filling I :

I got the idea for this filling from this wonderful recipe by Mahanadi .

Bhaji stuffing

  • Channa dal : 1/2 cup
  • Coconut Powder : 1tbsp
  • Cumin seeds : 1 tsp
  • Urad dal : 1 tsp
  • whole raosted peanuts : 1/2 tbsp (optional)
  • Salt : required to taste

Filling II :


Bhaji stuffing

  • Potato : 1 (Medium) (boiled and mashed)
  • Coriander leaves : 3 tbsp
  • Curry Leaves : 4 to 5
  • Fennel seeds : 1/2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds : 2tsp
  • Cumin seeds : 1 tsp
  • Whole roasted peanuts : 1 tbsp(optional)
  • Oil : 1 tbsp
  • Tamarind juice : 2 tbsp

Method Of Preparation :

  1. Slit the green chilies lengthwise and remove all the seeds from them .
  2. Soak the chilies in boiling water and salt for 5 minutes.
  3. Mix all the ingredients for bajji batter with water to make a thin paste and keep it aside (the consistency should be loose paste not too thick).
  4. Preparing Filling II: Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds, and fennel seeds and when its sputter add the mashed potatoes, curry leaves, coriander leaves, salt and mix it well. Now add a tbsp of tamarind juice in the end and mix it well. Sprinkle some roasted peanuts. Remove from heat.
  5. Preparing Filling I : Grind all the ingredients expect peanut into a fine powder. Keep it aside.
  6. Stuff the green chilies with these fillings separately in each one of the slit chilies. Add a 2 tsp of tamarind juice at the end of each stuffing in each green chilies. So it will give this sour taste .
  7. I kind of tried stuffing both the fillings in the same green chilies with a tsp of tamarind juice at the end. It actually came out very good and tasted really good too.
  8. Now dip the stuffed green chilies in the prepared batter and deep fry it in oil.

Bhaji stuffingChilli Bhaji


Serve it hot with your favorite chutneys 🙂


  1. Wow, those fritters look so mouth-watering. We call them “mirapakaya Bajjilu” in Telugu. So wonderful!

  2. Hmmmmm, Yummy!! They look so mouth watering, used to have them almost every weekend in Hyderabad..

  3. The stuffed chili is an Andra speciality. Ur chili bajji was so mouth watering

  4. Excellent and neatly stuffed ….I just want to have one right now !!!

  5. Hi Shriya! What a coincidence! I too posted chilli fritters recipe recently. Stuffed chilli fritters look yummy…

  6. hi shriya…yum and mouthwatering fritters!

  7. Wow it looks super delicious.

  8. Mouth-watering bajji……..nice entry 🙂

  9. Thanks uma. Now I know the telugu name for chilli bhaji. Thanks for sharing.

    Thanks for your comments mona. 🙂

    Yeah cham, Its an andhra speciality. One of my friend shared this recipe with me.

    Thanks for your comments deepa. You can have it. welcome.

    Its really a great coincidence daily meals. Checked your blog and love the recipe.

    Thanks HC, saswati, Annu for your nice comments.

  10. shriya, those look really yummy…nice opts to fill in…my athamma makes great chilli bajjis..check out in my blog…

    abt the coconut grater..I got it in madras..

  11. Molagai bajji that too with potato filling!!!!!Whoaaaaaaah!!!!This is too much a punishment for us!! 😉 greaaat recipe!!!!!

  12. Oh my goodness, I love these! Yours look so perfect in shape and color too, I am drooling and wishing I had some now!

  13. i do make the same way..looks yummy

  14. the best ever mirchi bhajji i tasted was in dharwad and i still remember the taste:) droolworthy pics.

  15. Thanks srivalli. The Coconut grater is so good. I’ll check it out when I go to India next time. And sure I’ll check that chili bajji recipe in you blog. 😀

    Thanks for your lovely comments bharathy, meeso and dhivya.

    Welcome to Spicy Tasty Sia, Thanks for your comments. 🙂

  16. my all time favvvvv mirchi bajji ,delecious shriya

  17. Hi shriya
    Lovely pictures, eh !
    Loved the recipe, quite detailed and friendly. Very well done, girl !

  18. Hi, the photos look great and thanks for the two fillings.
    I find the following stuffing very tasty:
    two tea spoons of roasted gram flour (besan);
    half table spoon of tamarind paste
    Salt according to your taste
    half table spoon of coarsely ground fresh mint leaves
    1/4th tea spoon of caraway seeds (ajwain in Hindi and vaamu in Telugu)
    Mix all these ingredients with a little water (consistency of crunchy, thick pakoda batter) and add a small portion of this mixture in all the slit hot peppers. This is the kind of stuffing the street vendors in Guntur (Andhra) used put in their mouth-watering mirapakaya bajjilu!
    Of course, you can increase or decrease the quantities of these ingredients depending on your need and taste.
    Good luck:)

  19. Aruna welcome to spicytasty and thanks a lot for sharing your recipe here. And I am sure gonna try your stuffing.

  20. yummy
    u have a great blog going
    thanks for dropping by

  21. really delicious shriya i’ll want to try it immediatley ,can we substitute the filling with any other generally we use a fillng with the powder of ajwain,tamarind and salt.

  22. hi shriya
    those look very good yummy

  23. those r sooooo

  24. Its a gr8 blog…keep it going


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