Finally we have some summer here and I love it cause its been raining too, don't really like the thundering but will not complain and enjoy the 2 months of hot weather before it starts getting cold again. We picked up these Jalapenos to have and we enjoy hot pakodas in the rain. But these are very spicy and Max I can do is have bite and then jump around,but my husband and Jo Aunty (Neighbour Friend) love them and will sweat, have tears in their eye but will still have these. I make a potato filling for the jalapenos, and make aloo bonda with the left over filling. After having one he could not have his second one since it was spicy and later it was turned into a yummy Mirchi Pakoda Chat. It still was spicy but he enjoyed it.

4 Big Jalapenos
oil for deep frying

Basic Batter
1&1/2 cups Besan (Gram flour)
1/2 tsp paprika
pinch baking soda
salt to taste
handful of fresh coriander leaves, washed and chopped
3/4 to 1 cup water

Aloo Filling
2 Potatoes, boiled
1/2 onion, chopped
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp ginger, grated
1/2 tsp garlic, grated
1/2 tbsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp amchur (mango Powder)
2 tbsp curry leaves,chopped
handful, fresh coriander leaves, chopped
salt to taste
1 tbsp oil


To Make the Filling

  1. Mash the potatoes well. Add the chopped onions and fresh coriander leaves
  2. Heat oil in a saucepan.
  3. Add Cumin Seeds, let them splutter.
  4. Add curry leaves, ginger and garlic.
  5. Quickly add all the dry masalas and turn of the gas.
  6. Mix this with the Potatoes and Mix well.
  7. Keep Aside

Note: I do not add any chilies since the Jalapenos are very spicy, you can play around with the dry masalas to suit your taste.

Assemble the Pakodas
  1. Wash the Jalapenos well and dry them.
  2. Slit them length wise making sure not to cut it in half and leaving about 1/2 inch intact from both ends.
  3. Remove some or all the seeds from inside. (This is optional, if you can take the heat then skip this step). Don't throw the seeds, you can use them in cooking.
  4. Fill each jalapeno with the Potato filling and keep aside.
  5. Add some red chili powder, 1/2 tsp lime juice to rest of the Potato filling.
  6. Make small lime size balls from the rest of the Potato filling. Keep aside.

To Make the Batter (Make this just before serving)
  1. Mix salt, paprika, coriander leaves together in a bowl.
  2. Add the baking soda in 1/2 cup of water and mix well.
  3. Add this 1/2 cup of water with the soda to the besan mix.
  4. Slowly using your hands mix in the rest of the water to make a smooth batter. The batter should be thick enough to coat the jalapenos. Make sure not to make it to runny.

How to Proceed
  1. Heat the oil for deep frying.
  2. Once hot add about 1 tbsp of the hot oil to the batter and mix the batter well.
  3. Take the Jalapeno, dip in the batter, coat well.
  4. Slowly drop it in the hot oil, and fry it on Medium temperature, to make the sure its cooked through inside.
  5. Once it is golden brown in color, remove and drain on paper to remove excess oil.
  6. Repeat with the rest of the jalapenos.
  7. Do the same for the Potato Balls to make Aloo Bonda.
  8. Serve Hot with a cup of Tea.

Mirchi Pakoda Chat

  1. Cut the Mirchi Pakoda in half.
  2. Beat about 1/4 cup of curs and pour over the Pakoda.
  3. Drizzle, Katta Meetha chutney (sweet and sour chutney).
  4. Sprinkle some Chiwada on top. (I used the Rice Krispies Mixture).
  5. sprinkle some chat masala, thin sev over an serve immediately.


Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Mirchi bajji looks so good. Love the stuffing in it. YUM! Aloo bonda looks so perfect. YUM!

Cham said...

So yummy the bajji and bonda, i love both of them :)

Mona said...

They all look so delicious and perfect!

TBC said...

I could do with some of those mirchi pakodas along with my chai right now.:)

Sangeeth said...

yummy makes me drool....

Sujatha said...

first time to your blog! I'm drooling on your bajji's and bondas :) thanks for sharing..

sowmya said...

yummy...nice chat...looks delicious..

Uma said...

yum, yum, delicioso! I love them.

Sagari said...

very tempting pics medha

Alka said...

Hi medha,
Looks fantastic,me too made mirchi chaat two days back
We are lucky to get less hot variety of green chillies here,perfect for pakoras
But i can't help myself to share a tip with u on this,It really helps if u keep slitted mirchis with little of salt,amchoor powder or lime juice for few hours before dipping in batter and frying
The mirchis will become tangy and less hot too

Srivalli said...

medha..wonderful looking all of them..what alka says is correct..we try that way to handle the hot!

Jayashree said...

Like the idea of making chaat with leftover mirchi bajjis.....

Mallugirl said...

I had the best mirchi pakoda in jaipur.. still love those stuffed gems.yum looking recipe!

easycrafts said...

Never thought of stuffing these bajjis...nice idea

SASHREE said...

those are yummy bajjis...thanx for sharing my all time fav

SASHREE said...

those are yummy bajjis...thanx for sharing my all time fav

Kalai said...

Bhajis look delicious, Medhaa!! Like the idea of turning leftovers into chaat as well. :)

Dee said...

love the pakodas ! they made my mouth water!!

Medhaa said...

Thank you so much everyone.

Thanks Alka and Srivalli for the tip, will try the next time I make them

Prema Sundar said...

Hi ,
the chilli bhajis look very nice.I too have posted one with potato stuffing. but I make it with a less spicy chilli available at my nearby indian store.aloo bondas looks delicious.
mirchi chaat is new to me and it is something which i have to try

Jans said...

Thanks for visiting my blog Medhaa...ur mirchi pakodas look delicious n i love spicy snacks...n this is one of my favs!!! Nice blog too....

skribles said...

Love both these bhajjis ... and the idea to turn spicy bhajjis into a chat is innovative ... pics look yummmmm

Anonymous said...

oops...I can't wait to eat much mouth-watering

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