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Easy Chilli Fritters | Mirchi Pakora Recipe

With so many varieties of fritters around It is quite hard to say which one is the best. All we can say is, they all bring something different to the table and what you like most is the best one for you. Usually in small or mid sized restaurants you will Onion Pakoras, Bread Pakoras, Paneer Pakoras in their menu. However, if you are a little unconventional like us then you should try Chilli Pakoras or Chilli Fritters and you will love them.
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Fritters are quite a popular snack in Indian subcontinent region and there is a huge variety of fritters recipes that you can easily try at home. Usually served with Tea or Coffee it makes a great snack in combination with Tomato Sauce or Green Indian Sauce aka Coriander Chutney. The basic preparation for any fritter is mostly the same and you can choose to add remove some ingredients as per your taste. We would say Fritters are quite addictive due to their spicy, fried and crispy nature. In this article we want to cover one of the hottest of all fritters – the Chilli Fritters recipe aka Mirchi Pakora recipe.

Easy Chilli Fritters | Mirchi Pakora Recipe

The popularity of fritters recipe aka pakora recipe can be understood based on the fact that now-a-days you can get ready made batters of big food brands from your local shops or food supermarkets. If you are a rookie chef and don’t want to mess around on your first try but still like to get your hands dirty go and get the ready made batter and definitely try this at home, especially Chilli Fritters.

There are many more Fritters that you can try at home such as – Potato Fritters aka Aloo Pakora, Cauliflower Fritters, Onion Fritters aka Onion Pakora, Cheese Fritters aka Paneer Pakora, Spinach Fritters aka Palak Pakoda and the list goes on and on. Basically, all you need to know to master this dish is – how to make a good batter for fritters. You can try using some other veggies with this batter and let us know as well how it went in the comments below.


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With so many varieties of fritters around It is quite hard to say which one is the best. All we can say is, they all bring something different to the table and what you like most is the best one for you. Usually in small or mid sized restaurants you will Onion PakorasBread Pakoras, Paneer Pakoras in their menu. However, if you are a little unconventional like us then you should try Chilli Pakoras or Chilli Fritters and you will love them. However, be careful Chilli Fritters are a fried snack and we recommend taking them in limited quantity. This means you enjoy them sometimes while keeping a check on your weight and health.

Refer recipe card and detailed steps to follow our Chilli Fritters recipe aka Mirchi Pakora recipe. Make these crispy Chilli Fritters at home and enjoy this monsoon season.

Making Chilli Fritters aka Mirchi Pakoras at Home

In this section we will go through detailed steps with pictures of different milestones so you can validate your progress as you follow our Chilli Fritters recipe. To make a good Chilli fritter, all you need to know is – how to make the best batter for Fritters. Also, remember the definition of good varies based on your personal preferences as well so controlling the amount of ingredients is important.

Though their are ready made fritter batters available in market we usually don’t recommend them unless you are a total rookie. The reason behind this is that to prepare the batter from a ready mix and to make your own batter is almost the same. But with your own batter you can choose to perfect it as per your taste and hence have more control over the end product. The time required to make Fritters from ready mix and your custom ingredients is also the same – usually 5 – 10 mins.(It is of-course no rocket science.)

Pre-preparation For Chilli Fritters Or Mirchi Pakora

To prepare Chilli fritters, lets prepare the Green chillies that we have to taken to make the dish. First, Cut open the Green chillies along their length such that they are open from one side only. This is done so as to remove the seeds from it.

Take fresh Green Chillies and Cut In Length and remove seeds for Chilli Fritters
Take fresh Green Chillies and Cut In Length and remove seeds for Chilli Fritters

Now, we need to prepare the stuffing for green chillies. To make the stuffing, Mix pinch of Salt, pinch of Red Chilli Powder and Dried Mango powder together. You can make this stuffing extra hot by adding Green Chilli seeds that we removed earlier.

Now, open the green chillies and put this stuffing into them. Also, wrap them in the left-over stuffings.

Stuff spices in green chillies for Chilli Fritters
Stuff spices in green chillies for Chilli Fritters

Take approx 1-2 cup Vegetable oil in a deep frying pan and put it on gas and switch it to high flame. This you can do, so that oil is heated till the time you prepare the batter.

How To Make Chilli Fritters Batter?

To make the batter, first finely Chop 5 g green chillies and Coriander leaves. These will be mixed to give batter some extra spice and flavour.

Now to prepare the batter, take Gram Flour, Rice flour, Asafoetida, Red chillies powder, finely chopped green chillies, coriander leaves, Turmeric, Salt and Carom Seed in a bowl and add 1/2 cup water to it.

Ingredients to make Chilli Fritter Batter
Ingredients to make Chilli Fritter Batter

Mix all Ingredients properly so that there are no lump formations as it will spoil the experience. Your batter is now ready. Experiment with ingredients to get the best flavour perfected to your taste.

Add some water and mix all ingredients to make Chilli Fritter batter
Add some water and mix all ingredients to make Chilli Fritter batter

Deep Frying Chilli Fritters

Once you are done with the pre-prepation step and batter is ready, it is time to make the Chilli Fritters. By now the oil in frying pan should be hot enough to make Chilli Fritters. To check this, take 1/2 tsp batter and drop it in the frying pan. If it makes intense fizzing sound and the batter drop immediately floats in oil then it means oil is ready for frying.


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Tips & Tricks – Remember, listen to sounds during cooking to understand your food better, just like we added a pinch of batter to check if oil is ready for frying.

Take stuffed Green Chillies and mix it well with batter such that batter wraps each chilli piece properly. Now drop it in hot oil. Be cautious of the hot oil spatter as they may cause burn. This may happen if you accidentally drop water droplets in the hot oil, so be careful.

Dip Chilli pieces into Chilli fritter batter and put them into hot cooking oil for deep frying
Dip Chilli pieces into Chilli fritter batter and put them into hot cooking oil for deep frying

While you fry, roll over Chilli Fritters so they get fried evenly on both sides. Fry Chilli Fritters until they turn golden brown. Once they get the required colour you can take them out using slotted turner or slotted spoon.

Your Chilli Fritters are now ready to be served. Before serving, sprinkle some Chat Masala and some herbs such as Parsley and Oregano on top of Chilli Fritters.

Once fried take chilli fritters out and serve with some tomato sauce and Coriander Chutney with Tea
Once fried take chilli fritters out and serve with some tomato sauce and Coriander Chutney with Tea

Chef Recommendation for Chilli Fritters

  • In case you do not have Rice flour, you can skip it and the Chilli Fritters will still be delicious. Rice flour just makes the Chilli Fritters extra crispy.
  • Do not fry Fritters or Pakoras on low flame as in such case they will soak more oil and not cook properly.
  • Since Chilli Fritters are quite hot you can complement Chilli Fritters with Rice Kheer and serve with Aamras.

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Chilli Fritters Recipe

With so many varieties of fritters around It is quite hard to say which one is the best. All we can say is, they all bring something different to the table and what you like most is the best one for you. Usually in small or mid sized restaurants you will Onion Pakoras, Bread Pakoras, Paneer Pakoras in their menu. However, if you are a little unconventional like us then you should try Chilli Pakoras or Chilli Fritters and you will love them.
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Course: Breakfast, Snacks & Sides
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 96kcal
Author: Meenu

Ingredients

Main Ingredient for Chilli Fritters

  • 50 g Green Chillies

Main Ingredients for Chilli Fritters Batter

  • 1/3 cup Gram flour Besan
  • 1 tbsp Rice flour Chawal Aata
  • 5 g Green Chillies
  • 1/4 tsp Carom Seeds Ajwain
  • 1/4 tsp Salt As per taste
  • 1/8 tsp Red chillies powder Lal Mirch
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Haldi
  • Pinch of Asafoetida Hing
  • Few Coriander Leaves Hara Dhaniya

Main Ingredients for Chilli Fritters Stuffing

  • Pinch of Salt
  • Pinch of Red Chillies Powder
  • 1 tsp Dried Mango Powder Amchur

Optional Ingredients for Chilli Fritters

  • 1/4 tsp Garam Masala

Garnishing

  • 1/4 tsp Chat Masala for added flavour and garnishing
  • 1/8 tsp Dried Parsley for added flavour and garnishing
  • 1/8 tsp Dried Oregano for added flavour and garnishing

Frying

  • Vegetable Oil for deep frying

Instructions

Preparation Steps to make Chilli Fritters or Mirchi Pakora

  • Cut open the Green chillies along their length such that they are open from one side only. Remove seeds from it.
    50 g Green Chillies
  • Mix pinch of Salt, pinch of Red Chilli Powder and Dried Mango powder to prepare stuffing. You can make this stuffing extra hot by adding Green Chilli seeds that we removed earlier to it.
    Pinch of Salt, Pinch of Red Chillies Powder, 1 tsp Dried Mango Powder
  • Put this stuffing into the cut green chillies and also wrap left-over stuffings around them.
  • Take approx 1-2 cup Vegetable oil in a deep frying pan and put it on gas and switch it to high flame. This you can do so that oil is heated till the time you prepare the batter.
    Vegetable Oil for deep frying

How to make Chilli Fritters Batter

  • Finely Chop 5 g green chillies and Coriander leaves. These will be mixed to give batter some extra spice and flavour.
    5 g Green Chillies, Few Coriander Leaves
  • Now to prepare the batter, take Gram Flour, Rice flour, Asafoetida, Red chilies powder, finely chopped green chilies, coriander leaves, Turmeric, Garam Masala, Salt and Carom Seed in a bowl and add 1/2 cup water to it.
    1/3 cup Gram flour, 1 tbsp Rice flour, 5 g Green Chillies, 1/4 tsp Carom Seeds, 1/4 tsp Salt, 1/8 tsp Red chillies powder, 1/4 tsp Turmeric, Pinch of Asafoetida, Few Coriander Leaves, Pinch of Salt, 1/4 tsp Garam Masala
  • Mix all Ingredients properly so that there are no lump formations else it will spoil the experience. Your batter is now ready. Please experiment with the ingredients to get the best flavour perfected to your taste.

How to make Chilli Fritters

  • By now the oil in frying pan should be hot enough to make Chilli Fritters. To check this take 1/2 tsp batter and drop it in the frying pan. If it makes intense fizzing sound and the batter drop immediately floats in oil then it means oil is ready for frying.
  • Take stuffed Green Chillies and mix it well with batter such that batter wraps each piece properly and drop it in hot oil. Be cautious of the hot oil spatter as they may cause burn. This may happen if you accidentally drop water droplets in the hot oil, so be careful.
  • While you fry, roll over Chilli Fritters so they get fried evenly on both sides. Fry Chilli Fritters until they turn golden brown. Once they get the required colour you can take them out using slotted turner or slotted spoon.
  • Your Chilli Fritters are now ready to be served. Before serving, sprinkle some Chat Masala and some herbs such as Parsley and Oregano on top of Chilli Fritters.
    1/4 tsp Chat Masala, 1/8 tsp Dried Parsley, 1/8 tsp Dried Oregano

Notes

Some considerations while cooking and serving –
  • In case you do not have Rice flour, you can skip it and the Chilli Fritters will still be delicious. Rice flour just makes the Chilli Fritters extra crispy.
  • Do not fry Fritters or Pakoras on low flame as in such case they will soak more oil and not cook properly.
  • Since Chilli Fritters are quite hot you can complement Chilli Fritters with Rice Kheer and serve with Aamras.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 96kcal (5%) | Carbohydrates: 17g (6%) | Protein: 4g (8%) | Fat: 1g (2%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 370mg (16%) | Fiber: 3g (13%) | Sugar: 4g (4%)
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