Stuffed Red Chilli Fritters | Mirchi Pakoda

Am I the only one who dreams about crispy and spicy snack? I translated my craving to these “Stuffed red chilli fritters” or “Mirchi Pakoda | Bhajiya”, when I recently went to grocery store and found these perfect yummy red chillies. Seeing these chillies, I got immediately tempted and bought them, only to translate these into a scrumptious snack for my evening tea.

Stuffed Mirchi Pakoda | Red Chilli Fritters
Stuffed Mirchi Pakoda | Red Chilli Fritters

Do you find these fritters as delicious as I am seeing?  Don’t you think it’s the right kind of snack for any day?  If you have never tried these before, you must do a favour to yourself and give it a go!

These are not difficult to make either. Check the ingredients list and you will see it only needs the basic ingredients you will normally find in your pantry.

Stuffed Mirchi Pakoda | Red Chilli Fritters Recipe
Stuffed Mirchi Pakoda | Red Chilli Fritters Recipe

The key to this recipe is to choose right kind of chillies.

Two considerations:

  1. Chilli should be thick enough so that you can put in the stuffing.
  2. Careful that the chilli is not too spicy (find one which matches your taste buds). I have chosen these red ones, and these are less spicy.
Red Chillies for Chilli Fritters | Your Food Fantasy
Red Chillies for Chilli Fritters | Your Food Fantasy

Other than chillies, potato masala is another important element of this recipe. A well prepared stuffing adds to the taste.

Lastly, you need to dip these chillies one by one into batter made of Gram flour, and deep fry on low to medium heat, just enough to make sure outer layer is cooked to golden perfection.

Stuffed Mirchi Pakoda - Red Chilli Fritters Recipe
Stuffed Mirchi Pakoda – Red Chilli Fritters Recipe
Print Recipe From YourFoodFantasy
Stuffed Red Chilli Fritters | Mirchi Pakoda BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
Stuffed Mirchi pakoda/ Red Chilli fritters
Course Snacks
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 Mins
Cook Time 20 Mins
Servings
Portions
Ingredients
Course Snacks
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 Mins
Cook Time 20 Mins
Servings
Portions
Ingredients
Stuffed Mirchi pakoda/ Red Chilli fritters
Instructions
  1. Wash and pat dry the chillies, subsequently slit them in middle.
  2. In a pan, heat one tablespoon oil. Add the chilli powder, garam masala powder, chaat masala, turmeric powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and grated boiled potatoes to it. Mix well and switch off the heat. Divide this into 12 equal portions.
  3. Stuff this mixture into the slitted Red chillies.
    Stuffed Chillies with Potato Recipe
  4. In a mixing bowl, add the gram flour, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and about 1/2 cup of water. Add 1 tablespoon of oil and mix well to make a smooth batter and keep it aside for 10 minutes.
  5. Heat sufficient oil in a Pan/Kadhai. Dip the stuffed chillies in the gram flour batter, coat them nicely and deep-fry until golden brown.
Recipe Notes
  1. Keep in mind which kind of chilli you want. You are ideally looking for chilli which can be stuffed, hence big meaty chilli is ideal choice.
  2. Check how spicy you wish your chilli to be, I have gone for mild ones.
  3. You can remove seeds from chillies after slitting chilli.
  4. Be extra vigilant while frying as sometimes chillies might splutter.
Share this Recipe

Best served hot with Mint Coriander chutney.

Stuffed Mirchi Bhajiya - Red Chilli Fritters Recipe
Stuffed Mirchi Bhajiya – Red Chilli Fritters Recipe

 

Advertisements

Will love to hear your comments, questions and suggestions

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.