Mulaga Baji or Chilly bhaji

Mulaga bhaji or chilly bhaji.

Mulaga bhaji is very popular tea time snack of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.

The chillies used are non-spicy. You get them at any supermarket.

Applied some tamarind masala inside these chillies for better taste. Let us go through the recipe step by step.

Ingredients

  • 6 long chillies. (Without spicy)
  • 300 gram besan flour
  • 100 gram rice flour
  • Chilly powder.according to taste.
  • Salt to taste
  • A pinch of cooking soda.
  • Oil for deep frying.

Mix all the above ingredients and then add water. The batter should be like idly batter consistency (not thick/not loose).

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For the tamarind paste:

Soak a marble size of tamarind in water.
Squeeze out the thick juice.Or  a simpler way is to use tamarind paste.
Add little salt, 1/4 spoon dhaniya jeera powder, 1 spoon chat masala or garam masala.
Mix all these in the tamarind juice.

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Method:

Slit the chillies, take care not to cut the chillies into half.
Remove the all the seeds.

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Apply this tamarind masala inside chillies.

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Heat oil in a kadai or pan.
When it is hot dip the chillies in the besan batter and put in the hot oil.
Reduce the flame.
Fry till golden colour.

Serve hot! 🙂

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