Mirchi Bhajji Chaat Recipe

Mirchi Bhajji Chaat Recipe

30 Mins
4-5 People
05 Mins


Mirchi Bhajji Chaat, a spicy and tangy delight that never fails to excite the taste buds! I still remember the first time I tasted this dish during a visit to a local street food stall. The aroma of fried green chilies filled the air, and I couldn't resist trying a bite. The crispy outer layer, the burst of flavors from the tangy chutneys, and the refreshing crunch of onions and sev left me craving for more. Since then, Mirchi Bhajji Chaat has been one of my go-to snacks, perfect for satisfying those spicy cravings with a hint of chaat masala.




Recipe: Spicy Mirchi Bhajji Chaat


Preparation time: 05 min
Cooking time: 30 mins
Portions serving: 5 pax
Calories: 139 cal per portion





For Bhajji Mirchi:

  • 12-15 pcs Bhajji Mirchi (light green chillies)
  • 1 cup Fried corn flakes
  • 1/4 cup Fried peanuts
  • 1/2 cup Poha chivda
  • 1 cup Puffed rice
  • 1/2 cup Namkeen mix

For Gram Flour Batter:

  • 1 1/2 cup Besan (Gram flour)
  • 1/2 tbsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 cup Red chilli powder
  • A pinch of Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Ajwain
  • Water (as required)

For Chaat Mixture:

  • 1/2 tsp Chaat masala
  • 1/2 tsp Green chilli, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Roasted jeera powder
  • 1/2 cup Tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 3-4 tbsp Green chutney
  • 2 tbsp Methi chutney





Step 1: Preparing Mirchi Bhajji:

  1. Select light green chillies and slice them vertically.
  2. Prepare a mix of fried cornflakes, fried peanuts, poha chivda, puffed rice, and any salted mixture.

Step 2: Making Gram Flour Batter:

  1. Combine gram flour, salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, a pinch of baking soda, and ajwain.
  2. Gradually add water to create a thick, lump-free batter. Dust the chillies with gram flour.

Step 3: Frying Mirchi Bhajji:

  1. Deep-fry gram flour-coated chillies until crispy. Once done, cut them into smaller pieces while hot.

Step 4: Preparing Chaat Mixture:

  1. Season chopped mirchi bhajiyas with salt, chaat masala, chopped green chillies, and onions.
  2. Layer puffed rice, poha chivda, namkeen, fried peanuts, and cornflakes. Add a pinch of salt.
  3. Sprinkle red chilli powder, roasted jeera powder, and chopped coriander. Mix dry ingredients thoroughly.

Step 5: Adding Ingredients and Mixing:

  1. Add chopped tomatoes, lemon juice, green chutney, and methi chutney. Ensure thorough mixing for balanced flavors.

Step 6: Final Touch:

  1. Top the chaat with nylon sev for an added crunchiness.


This Mirchi Bhajiya Chaat offers a delightful blend of fiery chillies, crunchy textures, and a burst of spices and chutneys. Enjoy this tantalizing snack immediately for its best taste and texture!




About the Recipe


Mirchi Bhajji Chaat is a popular Indian street food snack made with deep-fried green chilies stuffed with a spicy potato filling. The crispy and spicy bhajjis are then topped with tangy tamarind chutney, zesty mint chutney, yogurt, onions, tomatoes, and crunchy sev, creating a burst of flavors and textures in every bite. This dish is loved for its bold flavors and is often enjoyed as a teatime snack or as a starter at parties and gatherings.



Cooking Tips


  1. Choose the Right Chilies: Select medium-sized, thick green chilies that are not too spicy to ensure a balanced flavor in the bhajjis.

  2. Remove Seeds: To reduce the heat level of the chilies, remove the seeds and membranes before stuffing them with the potato mixture.



Pairing Guide


  • Refreshing Beverage: Serve Mirchi Bhajji Chaat with a chilled glass of lemonade or iced tea to balance out the spicy flavors.

  • Side Salad: Pair with a side salad of sliced cucumbers, carrots, and lettuce tossed in a tangy vinaigrette dressing for a refreshing contrast.




Frequently Asked Questions about Mirchi Bhajji Chaat


  1. Are Mirchi Bhajji Chaat gluten-free?

    • Yes, Mirchi Bhajji Chaat is gluten-free if prepared using gluten-free ingredients.
  2. Can I make Mirchi Bhajji Chaat ahead of time?

    • It's best to serve Mirchi Bhajji Chaat immediately after preparing to enjoy the crispy texture.
  3. How spicy are Mirchi Bhajjis?

    • The spiciness of Mirchi Bhajjis can vary depending on the type of chilies used. Removing the seeds and membranes can help reduce the heat level.
  4. Can I bake Mirchi Bhajjis instead of frying?

    • While traditionally deep-fried, you can try baking Mirchi Bhajjis in a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) for a healthier option.
  5. Can I use different chutneys for topping?

    • Yes, feel free to experiment with different chutneys such as garlic chutney or sweet chutney for topping Mirchi Bhajji Chaat.
  6. What are the best potatoes for the filling?

    • Use starchy potatoes such as Russet or Yukon Gold for the filling as they mash well and have a creamy texture.
  7. Can I make Mirchi Bhajji Chaat without yogurt?

    • Yes, you can omit yogurt or use a dairy-free yogurt alternative for a vegan version of Mirchi Bhajji Chaat.
  8. How long can I store leftover Mirchi Bhajjis?

    • Leftover Mirchi Bhajjis can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the oven or air fryer before serving.
  9. Can I use other vegetables for stuffing?

    • While potatoes are traditional, you can experiment with other vegetables such as paneer, corn, or mixed vegetables for the filling.
  10. Is Mirchi Bhajji Chaat kid-friendly?

    • Adjust the spiciness level according to taste preferences to make it suitable for kids.