capsicum bajji recipe | stuffed capsicum bonda | stuffed capsicum pakora

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capsicum bajji recipe | stuffed capsicum bonda | stuffed capsicum pakora with detailed photo and video recipe. an easy and popular deep-fried pakora recipe made with the whole capsicum stuffed with spiced potato mash. it is very much similar to a batata bonda where spiced and mashed potatoes are wrapped inside the whole capsicum and deep-fried with besan batter coating. it can be an ideal evening snack recipe that can be easily served with a choice of hot or cold beverage.
capsicum bajji recipe


capsicum bajji recipe | stuffed capsicum bonda | stuffed capsicum pakora with step by step photo and video recipe. indian street food is a mix of spicy chaat recipes, sandwiches, dessert and deep-fried snacks. in terms of the deep-fried meals, most of them fall under the pakora or bajji where an individual vegetable is coated in spiced batter and deep-fried. similarly, this recipe belongs to a bajji category where the entire capsicum is deep-fried till crisp with potato stuffing.

chilli based or capsicum based pakoras are not something unique and are a common snack prepare all over india. generally, it is slit lengthwise and dipped in a spiced besan batter and deep-fried till crisp. the batter may also contain rice or corn flour which makes it crisp and brittle. but this recipe is really special as the bajji or pakora is made with the whole capsicum. perhaps, it can also be called bharwa shimla mirch pakora due to the stuffing it carries. i personally prepare this recipe as an alternative to the batata vada. basically, you can use it as vada and stuff it in between bread pav to make capsicum vada pav. as matter of fact, you can also use this and prepare curry or sabzi out of it. you may have to prepare an onion-tomato base and fry this deep-fried bajjis similar to a kofta curry.

stuffed capsicum bonda

furthermore, some more additional tips, suggestions and variants to the capsicum bajji recipe. firstly, i would heavily recommend using mini capsicums and avoid using medium or large ones. you may not be able to handle it particularly with its stuffing, coating of besan batter and also during the deep frying. secondly, if you feel potato-based stuffing is not interesting for you, you may use other popular stuffing. perhaps, you can use paneer, cheese, mixed vegetable or any leftover dry sabzi too. lastly, you may need to deep fry these at a low to medium temperature. the heat has to reach the core of the stuffing and has to be cooked thoroughly. also, try to balance the number while deep frying with a small number of batches and do not overcrowd it.

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capsicum bajji recipe

capsicum bajji recipe | stuffed capsicum bonda | stuffed capsicum pakora

HEBBARS KITCHEN
easy capsicum bajji recipe | stuffed capsicum bonda | stuffed capsicum pakora
4.74 from 15 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course snacks
Cuisine indian street food
Servings 7 Servings
Calories 188 kcal


Ingredients
 

for aloo stuffing:

  • 2 potato (boiled & mashed)
  • 2 chilli (finely chopped)
  • ½ tsp ginger paste
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp aamchur
  • ½ tsp chaat masala
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • 2 tbsp coriander (finely chopped)
  • ½ tsp salt

for besan batter:

  • 2 cup besan
  • 2 tbsp rice flour
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp ajwain
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup water

other ingredients:

  • 7 capsicum (small)
  • oil (for frying)
  • sev (for garnishing)
  • onion (for garnishing)

Instructions
 

  • firstly, in a large bowl take 2 potato, 2 chilli and ½ tsp ginger paste.
  • add ½ tsp chilli powder, ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp aamchur, ½ tsp chaat masala, ½ tsp cumin powder, 2 tbsp coriander and ½ tsp salt.
  • mix well making sure all the spices are well combined.
  • aloo stuffing is ready. keep aside.
  • further, take small capsicum and remove the seeds from it.
  • stuff in aloo stuffing into capsicum. keep aside.
  • to prepare the besan batter, in a bowl take 2 cup besan and 2 tbsp rice flour.
  • add ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp chilli powder, ¼ tsp ajwain, ¼ tsp baking soda and ½ tsp salt.
  • mix well making sure everything is well combined.
  • further, add water as required and mix well.
  • mix well forming a smooth thick batter.
  • now dip the stuffed capsicum into besan batter and dip completely.
  • deep fry in hot oil, keeping the flame on medium.
  • stir occasionally, and fry uniformly until the bajji turns golden brown.
  • drain off over kitchen paper to remove excess oi.
  • now cut the aloo capsicum bajji into half.
  • top with chopped onions and crispy sev.
  • finally, enjoy capsicum bajji recipe with tea or coffee.

Nutrition

Calories: 188kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 9gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 407mgPotassium: 621mgFiber: 7gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 3982IUVitamin C: 174mgCalcium: 37mgIron: 3mg


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how to make capsicum bajji with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, in a large bowl take 2 potato, 2 chilli and ½ tsp ginger paste.
  2. add ½ tsp chilli powder, ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp aamchur, ½ tsp chaat masala, ½ tsp cumin powder, 2 tbsp coriander and ½ tsp salt.
  3. mix well making sure all the spices are well combined. aloo stuffing is ready. keep aside.
  4. further, take small capsicum and remove the seeds from it.
  5. stuff in aloo stuffing into capsicum. keep aside.
  6. to prepare the besan batter, in a bowl take 2 cup besan and 2 tbsp rice flour.
  7. add ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp chilli powder, ¼ tsp ajwain, ¼ tsp baking soda and ½ tsp salt.
  8. mix well making sure everything is well combined.
  9. further, add water as required and mix well.
  10. mix well forming a smooth thick batter.
  11. now dip the stuffed capsicum into besan batter and dip completely.
  12. deep fry in hot oil, keeping the flame on medium.
  13. stir occasionally, and fry uniformly until the bajji turns golden brown.
  14. drain off over kitchen paper to remove excess oil.
  15. now cut the aloo capsicum bajji into half. top with chopped onions and crispy sev.
  16. finally, enjoy capsicum bajji recipe with tea or coffee.
    stuffed capsicum bonda

notes:

  • firstly, adding rice flour to besan batter will help to give a crispy texture.
  • also, recommend using small-sized capsicum, else you end up taking a lot of oil to fry.
  • additionally, fry on medium flame until the bajji turns golden brown and crisp.
  • finally, capsicum bajji recipe tastes great when served hot and crispy.

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