Monday, February 20, 2012

Banana Peppers/ Milagai Bhajji

Bhaji is a classic South Indian snack that is totally irresistible. My Mom makes this whenever we have guests and she makes it so perfect without any grease, even if you press it down with a news paper (oh , thats what we do to take the grease out of the power towels :)). Over the period of time I have learned that its the consistency of the batter that matters. It needs to be thick enough to coat the vegetable you are using, something like the idly batter. My all time favorite bhaji is with plantains(raw banana)..nothing can beat that, but today its gonna be  with banana peppers which is my hubby's favorite.

Banana peppers 4 
1 cup Besan flour/Kadalai maavu
1/4 cup Rice flour
1/4 tsp hing powder/asoefotida
1 tsp red chilli powder
salt as required
2 tblsp Idli /dosa batter  (or) 1/4 tsp sodium bicarbonate.

Cut the banana peppers into thin long strips. Remove the seeds.
Heat the oil in deep sauce pan.
Make a thick batter by adding 1 and 1/2 cup water and all the powders together. 
Whisk it well to form a smooth batter.
Dip the peppers in the batter and fry in the oil till golden brown.
Serve it with Coconut chutney or with your favorite dipping sauce.

Note: If the batter is thin or watery, it absorbs more oil, so add more besan flour to make it thick.


Achu's Amma's Kitchen said...

nice perfect tea time snacks.

Julie said...

lovely tea time bhajjis..
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Poonam Borkar said...

very tempting snacks..drooling here..
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Sravs said...

Super crispy snack !! wonderful !!

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Jay said...

wow...its a tasty delight...great post..!
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Very Nice Recipe.
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Cham said...

From banana we moved to jalapenos or even serrano peppers (seeds out)- that gives a real kick but cannot eat more than two. Mine is brinjal and onion ... good evening snack

Anonymous said...

Lovely tea time snacks. Banana fry looks crunchy and yummy.
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Mélange said...

Bhajjis look awesome.Will rock with a hot cup of coffee..

faseela said...

awesome bhaji......lovely tea time snack

Suja Manoj said...

Awesome snack,perfect with tea,tempting me a lot.

S.Menaga said...

awesome..perfect for tea time!!

Kanan said...

amazing snack. thanks for the recipe

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Shobha Kamath said...

All time favourite Bhajjis! First time here. Love your space.

Shanthi said...

Looks absolutely awesome and perfect

Laavanya said...

There is nothing quite like bhajjis and this one in particular reminds me of Kodaikanal. Very tempting.

Purabi Naha said...

The way you photographed the dish makes it so droolworthy! This looks like something I must try out, very unique indeed.

Mahi said...

I like milagai bajji than vazhaikkai bajji! ;) love to have them with a hot cup of tea!

Anu Nandu said...

Wow! Bajjis look so delicious and Im sure they were!

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