Among the savoury snacks of south india, the most cherished is mirchi bajji, stuffed chilli pakodas which are deep fried in batter of gram flour. Nothing to beat that I beleive followed by onion pakodas. A plate of murmura with these fried snacks, was the most enjoyable  pasttime for us during college days , nostalgic memories flooding with this here !

mirchi bhaji
Mirchi bhaji
mirchi bhaji
Mirchi bhaji


  • green chillies 1/2 kg
  • gram flour 2 cups
  • rice flour 1tbsp
  • red chilly powder 1tsp
  • ajwain 1/2tsp
  • salt to taste
  • split dalia 2tbsp
  • salt
  • asafoetida a pinch
  • oil for frying


green chilly with incision
green chilly with incision
green chilly with filling
green chilly with filling
mirchi bhaji
Mirchi bhaji


  • Wash the green chilly. Pat dry.
  • Make an incision in the middle and remove the seeds. Take care, not to break open.
  • Grind the split dahlia with salt and asafoetida. This is the stuffing.
  • Fill into each one of them.
  • Make a batter of medium consistency with gram flour, rice flour,salt,chilli powder and ajwain.
  • Heat the oil.
  • Dip each one into the batter and slowly let into the oil.
  • Deep fry on both sides.
  • Remove on an absorbent paper.
  • Mirchi bhaji, stuffed chilli pakodas  are ready to serve along with rice or as a snack with tea,

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