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Friday, July 19, 2013

Chilli Pakora/Menasinakai Bajji

I frequently visit my local markets to see what seasonal vegetables and fruits they have.They usually have some kind of new varieties.This time they had varieties of long chilly and picked up the one which was less hot.I like my chillies not so hot,so I can enjoy them!You can also use banana peppers and jalapenos.
Besan flour-11/2 cup +2 tbspn
Chilli - 7
cumin powder-1/2 tspn
salt to taste
finely chopped onion-1 1Tbpsn
chilli powder-1/2 tspn(optional,use only if ur pepper is not hot)
baking soda-2 pinch
Oil for Deep Fry
.)Prepare thick paste of  2 -3 tbspn besan,onion,1/2 tspn cumin powder,pinch of salt by adding very little water.Lets keep it aside for filling.
.)Slit the chillies ,fill this besan onion mixture(don't overfill).
.)Lets make  thick batter with besan,salt,chilli powder(if peppers are not hot).Add baking soda or eno fruit salt ,mix well.
.)Dip the prepared chillies in the besan batter and drop them in medium hot oil.Fry till golden brown.
.)Enjoy with cilantro chutney and ketchup.

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