Chilli Bajji

Recipe by Mrs.Soujanya Hariprasad of Santa Clara, US

This is a famous evening snack of North Karnataka. My mom always make it.

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 10-15 Big Green Chillies (Bajji chillies)
    • 1 cup Besan (Channa dal flour)
    • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
    • 1 tsp Ajwain
    • 1/4 tsp baking soda
    • 5 tbsp Coriander seeds
    • 5 tbsp Cumin seeds (Jeera)
    • a pinch of Asafoetida (hing)
    • Salt to taste
    • Vegetable Oil for frying


    1. Slit the Green Chillies & remove the seeds. Keep aside.
    2. Make a coarse powder of Coriander & Cumin seeds. Add Asafoetida & little Salt to this powder. Mix well & keep aside.
    3. Make a semi-thick batter from the Besan. Add Ajwain, baking soda, Turmeric & Salt to it. Mix well.
    4. Fill the slit Chillies with the Coriander & Cumin powder. Dip completely in the batter & deep fry till crispy & golden brown. Serve hot with tomato sauce.


    Mrs.Soujanya Hariprasad

    Mrs.Soujanya Hariprasad

    Thanks for ur appreciation South Indian.

    South Indian

    This is a perfect recipe. Well done. Thanks,