Fresh green chili fritters are washed and stuffed with cilantro. A batter is prepared with besan/ gram flour. The fresh long green chiles are dipped in besan batter and deep fried in oil till golden brown in color. Serve green chili fritters with steamed rice and ghee or as a snack.
Makes: 6 – 8 Green Chili Fritters.
Fresh Long Green Chiles 6 – 8
Gram Flour / Besan 1/4 Cup
Cilantro few Sprigs
Soda bi carb a Small Pinch
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying
Method of preparation:
Wash and pat dry the green chiles.
Slit the green chiles in the stomach and extract all the seeds if necessary (to reduce spice).
Wash and grind the cilantro into paste wtith salt.
Stuff a tsp of the cilantro mixture into each green chile.
In a mixing bowl, mix together gram flour, cilantro paste (any leftover), soda bi carb and salt with sufficient water to make somewhat thick batter.
Heat oil in a deep frying pan on medium low heat.
Hold the stem of the green chile and dip in the gram flour batter to coat it well.
Immediately and carefully drop the dipped green chile in hot oil.
Repeat the same with remaining green chiles until the surface of the frying pan is full.
Fry the green chiles until golden brown on both sides.
Remove the green chile fritters onto absorbent paper.
Serve green chile fritters with steamed rice and ghee or as a snack
Notes: Make sure to get the besan batter is mixed right.
Suggestions: If the green chile fritters are hard, make sure the besan batter is not too thick else add tiny pinch of soda bi carb. Add few drops of water to dilute the batter if necessary.
Variations: Check other fritters or deep fried snacks here.
Other Names: Green Chili Fritters.