Chicken Stuffed Banana Peppers- Chicken Stuffed Mulaku Bhaji
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Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
To marinate Chicken
  • Chicken Breasts, diced small- 1
  • Chili powder- 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- ⅛ tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1 tsp
  • Salt- to taste
For making Chicken Masala
  • Oil- 1 tbsp
  • Onion, chopped small- 2
  • Ginger-garlic paste- ½ tbsp
  • Green chili, chopped- 1
  • Garam masala- ½ tsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Cilantro, chopped- 2 handfuls
For making batter
  • Gram flour- 1 cup
  • Chili powder- ½ to 1 tsp (based on your needs)
  • Ground cumin- ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder- ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder- 2 pinches
  • Salt- to taste
  • Water- ½ cup + 2 tbsp (to make a not so thick not so thin batter)
Other ingredients
  • Banana peppers- 5 or more
  • Oil- to deep fry
Making chicken Masala
  1. Combine the chicken with all the ingredients mentioned 'for marinating chicken'.
  2. Place a saucepan over medium heat, add the chicken to the pan and cook covered till chicken has cooked well and the water has dried off. Let cool down and shred the chicken using your hands or a wooden spoon. Keep aside.
  3. Place a pan over medium heat, add oil.
  4. Add chopped onion, season with salt and cook till translucent.
  5. Add ginger-garlic paste and green chilies, combine well and cook till onions turn golden brown.
  6. Add the cooked and shredded chicken along with garam masala, combine well.
  7. Taste and add more salt if needed.
  8. Add chopped cilantro, mix well and cook for a few seconds.
  9. Remove the pan from the heat and keep covered.
Making the batter
  1. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients 'for making the batter'.
  2. Add water little by little till you get a medium constituency batter- not too thick nor too thin.
Stuffing the banana peppers
  1. Remove the top stem part of banana peppers about 1 inch. Remove all the seeds from the inside and create a hollow space in it.
  2. Stuff the chicken masala into the peppers. You won't be able to stuff a lot, depends on the size of the peppers.
  3. Heat a frying pan with enough oil for deep frying.
  4. Dip the stuffed peppers in the gram flour batter, coat evenly and coat well on the top part of the peppers.
  5. Place the peppers submerged in oil and deep fry till golden brown in colour.
  6. Transfer to a paper towel.
  7. Serve with ketchup or hot sauce.
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