A popular snack from South India, the Milagai Bajji is a classic example of Indian street food. Made from a batter of spicy gram flour, this deep-fried snack is spiced up with chilies and served with ketchup or chutney.
The word milagai means “spicy” in the Tamil language, while bajji means “fritter”.
Milagai Bajji Recipe
Ingredients for Milagai Bajji
- 12 Bangalore Milagai
- for deep frying Oil
For the Batter:
- 1 cup Gram Flour
- 2 tbsp Rice Flour
- as per taste Salt
- 2 to 3 tsp Red Chilli Powder
How to make Milagai Bajji
- Slit the chillies lengthwise keeping stalks intact.
- Optionally, remove seeds without breaking the chillies.
- Combine the batter ingredients in a bowl.
- Gradually sprinkle in 1/2 to 3/4 cup of water.
- Mix to a smooth thick batter of pouring consistency.
- Heat oil in a deep frying pan.
- Dip the chillies in the batter.
- Drop it into hot oil gently.
- Lower heat and fry the chillies a few at a time, turning frequently, till golden-brown and crisp.
- Remove and drain on kitchen paper.
- Serve hot.
- Bangalore Milagai are also known as Bajji Green Chillies. They are long and pale green in colour.
- These are hot and spicy and is not suited for those who cannot tolerate spicy foods.