August 7, 2013

Dhobli mirchi bhaji recipe - capsicum pakoda - shimla mirch pakoda - how to make bell pepper pakora

Dhobli mirchi bhaji recipe - Capsicum pakoda which is also known as dhobli mirchi bhaji in marathi, is really a tempting dish which can be made as  a good tea-time snack. Capsicum or bell pepper is an easily available vegetable in Indian vegetable market. It is widely used vegetable in Maharashtra and the bhaji is prepared with different versions in each house hold. Whenever I bring capsicums I reserve few to make pakoda. Capsicum and bessan are basic ingredients, but to make it more tastier the capsicum should be marinated with chilli powder, amchur powder and salt. This bhaji is soft from inside and crispy from outside. It tastes awesome and should be eaten and served hot with tomato ketchup. 

dhobli mirchi bhaji in a serving plate
Dhobli mirchi bhaji recipe with step by step pictures.

Preparation time 10 minutes
Cooking time 15 minutes
Serves 2

Ingredients
4 capsicums
3/4  cup bengal gram flour /  besan  
1/4 cup rice flour
2 tbsp corn flour.
1/2 tsp ajwain 
1 tsp red chili powder
3/4 tsp amchur powder
1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves 
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying.

Method
Dhobli mirchi bhaji recipe 
  • Wash the capsicums and pat dry.   Slit and remove the rind and seeds.
  • Cut them into large pieces. Mix the amchur powder, red chili powder and pinch of salt in a plate. 
  • Marinate the  capsicums with this mixture. Keep it aside for 5 minutes. 
  • In the meantime, mix together the besan, rice flour, corn flour, coriander leaves, pinch of haldi, pinch of chili powder, ajwain and salt. 
  • Add some water to make a very hick batter. 
  • Dip the marinated capsicums into the batter and deep fry  them on low flame  till they become golden brown and crisp.
  • Drain the oil. Serve the dhobli mirchi bhaji hot with tomato ketchup. 

Dhobli mirchi bhaji recipe with step by step pictures.

Wash the capsicums and pat dry.   Slit and remove the rind and seeds. Cut them into large pieces. Mix the amchur powder, red chili powder and pinch of salt in a plate.  Marinate the capsicums with this mixture. Keep it aside for 5 minutes. 
chop the capsicums and marinate

In the meantime, mix together the besan, rice flour, corn flour, coriander leaves,  pinch of haldi, pinch of chili powder, ajwain and salt.  Add some water to make a very hick batter. Dip the marinated capsicums into the batter and deep fry  them on low flame till they become golden brown and crisp.
make a besan mixture, dip and fry the bhajis

Drain the oil. Serve the dhobli mirchi bhaji hot with tomato ketchup. 
drain the fried bhaji

serve the dhobli mirchi bhaji with tomato ketchup

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