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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Banana Pepper Fritters | Mulakku Bajji

Chilly breezy weathers are the perfect time to enjoy hot crispy snacks especially pakoras/fritters.What more do you wish,a cup of tea too?? Yup..I know,that's true with everyone so is with my family.Though fried snacks adds to your  body fat but at times we just ignore the health aspects for enjoying the crisp fried snacks and to seduce our satisfaction.Mulaku bhajji /banana pepper fritters are just another tempting snack with a cup of tea /coffee.A very simple recipe and can be done without much preparations.Try n enjoy in this weather if you still haven't given this a chance !!



Ingredients
banana pepper /bajji chillies 6
tamarind 1lemon size
oil to deep fry
to make batter
gram flour/ besan (smooth powder) 1 1/2 cup
turmeric powder 1/3 tsp
chilly powder 1/2 tsp
asafoetida/ hing 1/3 tsp
carom seeds/ ajwain 1/2 tsp crushed
water 1/2-3/4 cup
salt 1/2 tsp

banana peppers (left) 


Method
-Wash and cut the pepper/chillies lengthwise keeping the stalks intact. Deseed if desired (I do)and keep aside.
-Soak the tamarind in 1 cup of water and 1 tsp of salt.Squeeze the pulp and pour it in a shallow plate or  pan.Add the chillies to it.Leave for 10 minutes.(refer notes)

Soaked in tamarind water(extreme right top) & batter (lower right)
-In the meantime,heat oil in a wok or pan.Keep on medium flame.
-Also,prepare the batter using the ingredients mentioned above as of dosa batter consistency.
-Drain the peppers/chillies from the tamarind soaked water completely and then dip each pepper in the prepared batter.Cover all sides fully.
-Place it in the hot oil and using a slotted spoon,turn all sides to evenly cook and wait till it turns golden brown.
-Drain on a paper towel and serve hot with ketchup or any other dip !!

Servings ~ 6 bhajji/fritters

NOTES
* The chillies are dipped in tamarind water to remove off the excess spice.
* You may even cut it lenghtwise into two and dip it in batter.






36 comments:

DivyaGCP said... Best Blogger Tips

Love these Bhajjis.. Great snack especially when the weather is cold..

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Veena Theagarajan said... Best Blogger Tips

I don't mind couple of it.. Yummy
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Akila said... Best Blogger Tips

Just I prepared the same on this Sunday... Looks tempting

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Gauri said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow .. looks very tempting and just enough spicy!

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Best Blogger Tips

perfect for this weather with hot coffee / tea
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Reshmi Mahesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Adipoli mulagu bhaji...Congrats on new space...

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Best Blogger Tips

How true Julie! What better way to spend a chilly evening than with a cup of tea and some bhajias....very nicely made...
Nice header Julie

Rashida Shaikh said... Best Blogger Tips

This is new to me, nice.
I liked the background colour, Congratulation to your new domain.
We usually make this fritter during Ramadan, nice recipe.

Sebeena Loyd said... Best Blogger Tips

mulaku bhaji kalakki

Familycook said... Best Blogger Tips

Can't wait to make these beauties. They look perfect!

Vimitha Anand said... Best Blogger Tips

Love milagai bajjis.. perfect tea time snack

What's Baking?? said... Best Blogger Tips

Ooo this looks hot and nice..love to taste it.

Jemini said... Best Blogger Tips

love this fritters.good idea of soaking chillies in tamarind water to remove the spicyness.

Nandini said... Best Blogger Tips

My all time favourite snack! Yum!!

Beena.stephy said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious fry

Leelagovind said... Best Blogger Tips

wah hot bajjis!i feel like to have a bite!

Tamilarasi Sasikumar said... Best Blogger Tips

looks delicious...love these bhajis...

Reshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

uyyyooo kothivarunnee... orennam kittiyirunengil

radha said... Best Blogger Tips

This is a simple. A friend's mom would have a more elaborate filling of til, tamarind, jaggery etc.. and they would be more delicious. And more work too!206

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy snack for a rainy day..

Vineetha said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh Julie..believe me I have been craving for this lately..especially on a cloudy chilly day,I even looked for this in Indian store but couldn't find them,will keep looking and if I find it will pick up and make it the same day ..that's how badly I want this.

Sangeetha Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Very much needed for this weather, well done bajjis!!!

Az said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy... dear Hubby loves this!

Mina Joshi said... Best Blogger Tips

Love these chilly bhajias. I like the idea of soaking them in tamarind to make them milder.

Srimathi said... Best Blogger Tips

Lord! I love these baji's and it reminds me of my sister who used to make it all the time. Awesome!

Swasthi said... Best Blogger Tips

love these.perfect for tea time

Anu said... Best Blogger Tips

WOW!!! Julie Nice for this weather, feel like grabbing it.

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Irresistible,super crispy bajjis..Feel like grabbing some.

Love to Experiment said... Best Blogger Tips

Ayooo... Perfect Bhajjis. I can smell the aroma right here ;)

Nagashree said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for stopping by at my blog, mirchi bajjis look perfect for the weather I have been having here today :-)

Sreevalli E said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy.. I can njoy them in this cold climate..

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect with a cup of tea,adipoli snack.

PT said... Best Blogger Tips

love this anytime :)

Kitchen Queen said... Best Blogger Tips

picture perfect pakora.
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Farah Saleem azeez said... Best Blogger Tips

ahhhhhhhhh! my fav!

Faseela Noushad said... Best Blogger Tips

Super yummy snack