Mulaga Baji or Chilly bhaji

Mulaga bhaji or chilly bhaji.

Mulaga bhaji is very popular tea time snack of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.

The chillies used are non-spicy. You get them at any supermarket.

Applied some tamarind masala inside these chillies for better taste. Let us go through the recipe step by step.


  • 6 long chillies. (Without spicy)
  • 300 gram besan flour
  • 100 gram rice flour
  • Chilly powder.according to taste.
  • Salt to taste
  • A pinch of cooking soda.
  • Oil for deep frying.

Mix all the above ingredients and then add water. The batter should be like idly batter consistency (not thick/not loose).


For the tamarind paste:

Soak a marble size of tamarind in water.
Squeeze out the thick juice.Or  a simpler way is to use tamarind paste.
Add little salt, 1/4 spoon dhaniya jeera powder, 1 spoon chat masala or garam masala.
Mix all these in the tamarind juice.



Slit the chillies, take care not to cut the chillies into half.
Remove the all the seeds.

Apply this tamarind masala inside chillies.


Heat oil in a kadai or pan.
When it is hot dip the chillies in the besan batter and put in the hot oil.
Reduce the flame.
Fry till golden colour.

Serve hot! 🙂


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