Home Grown Chillies for Mirchi Bajjis: The Height of Organic Fare

These green chillies were grown by my mother in a small planter.  They were loving transformed into what are called ‘mirchi bajjis’– a popular snack item, especially in the South of India.  The chillies are slit and stuffed with a chutney of tamarind and mint, then dipped into a thick chickpea batter and fried to a golden brown. 

Since I couldn’t be there to have them, my loving mother sent me these pictures!

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