Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Awards and Chilly bhajjiya (Mirchi bhajjiya/Molaga bajji/Menasinakai bajji)
Being new to blogging, this is my 1st award. Sanyukta and Jyothi passed this award for me. Sanyukta and Jo, you guys have always been supportive, Thanks a lot for everything. As per the rule, I have to post my favourite picture (didn't have any fav picture, so I didn't post any) along with this and pass the award to my fellow bloggers... I would like to pass this award to Suhaina, Suja, Sathya, Pari, Niloufer, Az, Pavithra, Chaitrali, Pranitha Manju, Sushma and Nisha.
Chilly bhajjiya follows...
Gram flour - 2 cups
Large chillies - 12 nos
Chilly powder - 1 tsp
Ginger-garlic paste - 1/4 tsp
Baking soda - 1 pinch
Salt for taste
Sparkling water for making batter
Oil for deep frying
Mix all ingredients except chillies and oil to make a batter slightly thicker than pouring consistency and keep aside. Wash and wipe (using kitchen towel) the chillies. Dip them in the batter and deep fry in hot oil (should be around 170degrees). Drain the excess oil using a kitchen tissue. Serve hot with coconut chutney.
Sparkling water gives nice puff and keeps it crisp. Once the oil is hot , turn to medium flame and then fry.