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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 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
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.

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