May 13, 2013

Menasinakai Bajji

"Menasinakai Bajji" is a popular appetizer made with banana peppers dipped in chick pea batter and deep fried in hot oil. It is crispy on outside and very soft  inside. 

This recipe can be bar snack or as a starter. This bhajji can be prepared effortlessly. The ingredients are simple and instructions are easy to follow.


4 Banana Peppers, deseed and slit lengthwise 
1 cup Chick pea flour | Besan
2 tsp Rice flour
1/4 tsp Baking soda
1/4 tsp Asafoetida
1/2 tsp Red Chili powder
1/2 tsp Salt
3/4th cup Water
Oil for deep frying


  • In a mixing bowl, mix chick pea flour, rice flour, baking soda, asafoetida, red chili powder and salt. Add water. The consistency of batter should be medium thick 
  • In a heavy bottom vessel, heat oil for deep frying
  • Dip banana pepper  in chick pea batter and make sure that the batter is coated evenly. Gently leave it in hot oil
  • Fry evenly until it turns golden brown
  • Serve hot with Ketchup or lemon wedges or sliced red onions

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