Sep 30, 2013

Cut Mirchi | Mirapakaya bajji

Cut Mirchi is a popular snack in Andhra. It is made with slit green peppers dipped in a spicy chickpea batter and deep fried twice in hot oil.


5 Green peppers, slit length wise and seeds removed
1 cup of Chickpea flour
1/4 tsp Asafoetida (hing)
1/2 tsp Red chili powder
1/2 cup water
Oil for deep frying

For garnishing-
1 Red onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup of Cilantro, finely chopped
Juice of 1 lemon
Chat masala


  • In a large mixing bowl, mix chickpea flour, asafoetida, red chili powder, water and salt
  • Heat oil for deep frying
  • Dip green peppers in chickpea batter and gently leave it in oil
  • Fry until it turns golden brown. Use a absorbent paper to drain excess oil
  • Now cut the fried green pepper fritters into 1 inch pieces
  • Put the cut pieces of green pepper fritters back in hot oil. Fry until it turns brown and crispy. Use absorbent paper to drain excess oil
  • Garnish with red onions, cilantro, lemon and chat masala

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