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Milagai Bajji

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spicy, crispy and delicious deep-fried snack, popular in the coastal regions of India
Milagai Bajji

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

Milagai Bajji
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Milagai Bajji Recipe

spicy, crispy and delicious deep-fried snack, popular in the coastal regions of India
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: South Indian

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.
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.

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