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Menasinakai Bajji | Menasinakayi Bonda | Chilli Pakora Recipe

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Menasinakai bajji is famous in North Karnataka as hittu hachchida Menasinakayi, usually served with  Mandakki Oggarane.   Menasinakayi bonda / Mirchi bajji is also one of the popular street foods in Bangalore Mysore region! Best on a cold winter evenings, eat this bonda with a hot cup of tea or Coffee.

It is prepared using a particular green chillies which are little long and less spicy. Don’t use thai chillies for this recipe.

Ingredients:

  •  8 to 10 Menasinakayi (green Banana Peppers)
  • ¼ cup Besan Flour / Gram flour
  • ½ cup Rice flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Ghee
  • little Hing
  • ¼ tsp Ajwain seeds
  • ¼ tsp Cumin seeds
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric
  • 1½ tsp Red chilly powder
  • 1 cup Water

For filling chilli:

  • 1½ tsp Cumin powder
  • 1 tsp Salt

Method:

  1. Take a bowl and add gram flour, rice flour, salt, ghee, red chilly powder, ajwain seeds, cumin seeds, turmeric,hing. mix it well
  2. To this mix add water little by little mix it and add water until you get the desired consistency, more like dosa batter.
  3. Heat enough oil to fry in a pan on medium heat.
  4. Slit the chill in the centre and fill with little cumin powder and little salt
  5. Dip the chilly in the batter and put it to the hot oil.
  6. Fry it on both the sides till it turns to golden brown
  7. Take it out on to a paper towel.
  8. Repeat the same procedure with the remaining chillies and batter.
  9. The hot and crispy chilli bonda is now ready to eat with Mandakki Ogaarane.
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