Paneer Stuffed Mirchi Bajji

Paneer Stuffed Mirchi Bajji

The Paneer Stuffed Mirchi Bajji is one of the simple but also tastiest recipes which I usually reserve for celebratory days like birthdays and Diwali. The green chillies that are used are a larger variety of chillies which are milder than the smaller spicy ones. These chillies are light green in colour and are sold as Bajji or Bhajiya chillies in Indian grocery stores. They taste like green bell peppers and have similar texture.

For the spicy stuffing I have used boiled and mashed potatoes and grated paneer flavoured with aromatic spices. The stuffing is quite simple with no overpowering spices. If you are cooking for kids, simply skip the green chillies and reduce the amount of red chilli powder and garam masala to suit their mild taste buds. The spicy paneer and potato filling is stuffed in to green chillies and coated in spicy gram flour batter before deep frying to crisp and golden perfection. The crisp coating and melts in mouth paneer stuffing makes these hot Paneer Stuffed Mirchi Bajji a fantastic appetizer to treat your taste buds. Do make them when you want to treat your special guests or just when you want to treat yourself to some fantastic food! Trust me, this is one sin you will not regret of committing. 🙂


8-10 Bajji Chillies
Oil for Deep Frying

For the outer coating:
1 cup Besan/Gram Flour
1 tbsp Rice Flour
½-1 tsp Red Chilli Powder (Adjust as per taste)
A generous pinch of Hing/Asafoetida
½ tsp Carom Seeds
¾ tsp Jeera/Cumin Seeds
A pinch of Baking Soda (Optional)
¾-1 tsp Salt (Adjust as per taste)

For the filling/stuffing:
1½ – 2 cups cooked and mashed Potato
1½ – 2 cups Paneer/Indian Cottage Cheese, grated
2-3 Green Chillies, finely chopped (Optional. Adjust as per taste)
1 inch Ginger, peeled and finely chopped or grated
1 tsp Jeera/Cumin Seeds
2 tsp Dhania/Coriander Powder
1 tsp Amchur/Dry Mango Powder
½-1 tsp Red Chilli Powder (Adjust as per taste)
½ tsp Haldi/Turmeric Powder
1/2 -1 tsp Garam Masala (Adjust as per taste)
2 tbsp Fresh Coriander Leaves, finely chopped
Salt to taste

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