Mirchi Pakoda (Chilli Friters)

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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.

Ingredients:

6 Bhavnagri Chillies.

1 cup Besan

1/2 tsp turmeric

1 tsp red chilli powder.

1/4 tsp A wain.

Salt to taste.

Oil for frying.

Method:

Wash and slit chillies length wise.

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Rub salt and keep aside For 20 minutes.

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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.

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

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

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Serve hot with tomato ketchup.

Happy Cooking !!!

Sameera

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