Mirchi Bhajji (Stuffed chillies) is one of my favourite Indian street food that I grew up with. The spicy chillies are stuffed and dipped in chickpea flour batter and then deep-fried in oil. We all sometimes crave our favourite deep-fried foods. When transitioning to a no oil whole food plant-based way of eating, you might be wondering if you have to give up your favourites. Well, it gets better than that…. you can still enjoy them made without oil. These Bhaji do not contain any cheese butter or oil. They contain all the nutrition from fresh green pepper, chickpeas flour, veggies and herbs, and spices.
We have our dear friend Dr. Sirisha Potluri showing us her recipe on how to make Mirchi Bajji
Watch the above video for step by step process.
Green chillies are an excellent source of vitamin C and also the consumption of spicy food had shown to increase metabolism and whole-body calorie expenditure.
We can cut the bajji in the center and put some onions, shredded carrots, microgreens and lemon juice and Enjoy!!!
|15 Long green serrano chillis|
|1 tablespoon sesame seeds|
|2 teaspoons ajwain seeds (carom seeds)|
|1 cup chopped cilantro|
|1/4 cup chopped onion|
|Juice of 1 lemon|
|1/4th teaspoon salt|
|1 cup chickpea flour|
|1 tablespoon rice flour|
|1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste|
|1 teaspoon coriander seed powder|
|1 teaspoon red chili powder|
|1 teaspoon turmeric powder|
|1 teaspoon baking soda|
|1 /2 teaspoon salt|