Mirchi Bajji

Mirchi Bajji is a very popular street food of South India where mirchi or green chillies are coated with besan or gram flour and deep fried. It is spicy, crispy outside and soft inside. There are many types of bajjis, for all types process is similar, with various vegetables  like potato, raw banana, brinjal, capsicum. Among all most famous is the mirchi bajji. Today I am sharing you a simple, easily prepared mirchi bajji recipe with step by step instructions along with photos. Try this recipe.

Mirchi Bajji | Mirapakaya Bajji | Chilli Bajji

Course Snack
Cuisine South Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6


  • 6 Green Chillies
  • 1 cup Besan
  • 1/2 tsp Ajwain
  • 1/2 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • pinch of Baking Soda
  • Oil to deep fry

Stuffing for Cut Mirchi

  • 1/2 Chopped Onion
  • 1/4 tsp Coriander Powder or Chat Masala
  • Salt
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice


  • Take the medium or long green chillies and wash them.
    Mirchi Bajji
  • Slit the green chillies vertically and remove the seeds.
    Mirchi Bajji
  • Taka besan or gram flour in a vessel, add chilli powder, ajwain, salt and baking soda.
  • Mix the ingredients throughly and make a paste by adding little water. Add little more water to get the required consistency. Batter should not be too thick or runny.
    Mirchi Bajji
  • Heat oil in a frying pan or kadai. When the oil is hot, dip the chilli in the batter and put it in the oil. 
    Mirchi Bajji
  • Fry on the medium flame till they turn golden. Stir now and then to fry uniformly.
    Mirchi Bajji
  • Transfer them on to a plate. Serve hot.
    Mirchi Bajji

Stuffed Mirchi | Cut Mirchi

  • Mix onions and salt. Cut the bajji, stuff the onions, sprinkle coriander powder or chat masala and Squeeze lemon juice. Serve hot.
    Mirchi Bajji
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