Mirchi Pakoda (Chilli Friters)


Few years back I was posted in Chennai for few months, I have memories of having these pakodas on Marina beach, there are stalls selling these pakodas, which are freshly fried and tastes yummy….So whenever I feel nostalgic, I make them at home and now Shonty is also fond of it.


6 Bhavnagri Chillies.

1 cup Besan

1/2 tsp turmeric

1 tsp red chilli powder.

1/4 tsp Ajwain.

Salt to taste.

Oil for frying.


Wash and slit chillies length wise.

Rub salt and keep aside For 20 minutes.

Wash , pat dry and keep aside.


Add salt,turmeric powder,ajwain and chilli powder to besan.

Make a thick batter adding water as per requirement.

Heat oil.Add 1 tbsp hot oil in besan batter and mix well,this helps in making crisp Pakodas.

Dip few chillies in prepared batter and fry in hot oil on medium flame till they turn crispy.

20180318_131636Remove on absorbent(tissue) paper  to drain any excess oil.

Serve hot with tomato ketchup.

Happy Cooking !!!


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