Bajji Milagai Thogaiyal, T&T Kadai Paneer

So I am back... A whirlwind trip I should say! Phew... But we thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it! This time it has been a pure mana Andhra affair as parents have also shifted base to AP by virtue of dad's work and in-laws always been in AP. Thankfully we didn't get affected by any of the current political situation.

Needless to say, how it feels to be with parents and relatives after a long gap of one year! Lots of pampering and good food has generously donated a few extra kgs and a few inches around the waist line! ;) But who cares!!! This is the time to binge on all those stuff we miss abroad. So did I!
Coming to our recipe of the day, I apologise for not posting the picture of the same; my laptop has been formatted and I am yet to install the photo editors and camera-related softwares. So I shall update the pic as soon as I can! But be assured, this has been one of the tastiest thogaiyal/pachadi my MIL prepares and a true spicy andhra accompaniment for rice, idlis, dosas. I have always regarded this yummy Mirchi as a 'bajji' thing and was pleasantly surprised to know that it tastes so well in the form of thogaiyal and also as a sambar-veggie.

Image Courtesy: Wikipedia

Do try this one and you'll know why I am raving about it so much!


Bajji Milagai Thogaiyal / Mirchi Chutney
A chutney/dip made from Chilli Peppers

What we need:
Bajji Milagai / Mirapakaya / Chilli Peppers - 5 to 6
Tamarind - a lemon sized ball
Salt - according to taste
Oil - 1 tbsp.

For tempering:
Oil - 1 tbsp.
Mustard - 1 tsp.
Cumin - 1 tsp.
Broken Urad dal - 1 tsp.

How to do:
1. Wash, cut and de-seed the chillies.
2. Heat a tbsp. of oil in a pan and fry the chillies till the they turn soft.
3. Allow them to cool and blend to a smooth paste along with tamarind, salt. Do not add water.
4. Heat a tbsp. of oil and add the mustard, followed by cumin and urad dal. When they are done, add the blended mixture and keep stiring them till oil starts to separate. Remove from flame.
5. Cool it and transfer to an air-tight jar. This has a longer shelf life and comes very handy during travel.

Serve with steaming hot rice drizzled with sesame oil and a roasted papad. Now, do I hear you saying,"Mmmmm....." ? :)

T&T Kadai Paneer from Vidya's blog


How many times in a month would you like to eat Paneer? I never, never, never get tired of this one. Sometimes it gets boring when we make the same stereo-typed recipes again and again. So when my dear friend, Sree Vidya posted this Kadai Paneer, I slurped, rolled my sleeves and got into action. It was yummy and so flavorful that I had to click it straight from the pan; the moment it got transferred to the serving bowl, there was no stopping me and DH!! He he.. The only change was adding red capsicum instead of the green ones. Thanks Vidya, it was a definitely wonderful recipe!

So see you all soon with another interesting post! Till then, Happy Cooking and Happy Blogging!

31 comments:

meeso said...

Welcome back! Food looks wonderful :)

Ambika said...

Hi Babe!! Glad you are back :), Happy New Year! And yes, if you are yet to try Mexican food, you should...It is as spicy and as tasty as Indian food..

SE said...

hey rohini...good to see you back !! will wait for the picture...sure it must have been great!

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Welcome back my dear...very good chutney to be eaten with dosa pa...:)

lata raja said...

Adding few inches over hols with folks is not unusual. I am glad you enjoyed your holidays. Welcome back!

Sree vidya said...

Hi,
Welcome back dear.
Looks like you had loads of fun.
I'm waiting for my turn. It's more than 1.5 yrs now.
Loved your chutney.
Know what? I have also tried this once but a diff recipe. Will try your's when I get some peppers.
Thanks for trying and posting my kadai paneer recipe.
You made my day!
I would like to read what all you did in your vacation and the variety of food you had. Why don't you make a post?

Preeti Kashyap said...

Welcome back! I love the recipe! Who doesn't binge when @ home...i am glad u enjoyed yourself.

Priya said...

Welcome back Rohini, glad to know that u enjoyed ur vacation..

Tempting kadai paneer,hot spicy chutney sounds delicious.

Raje said...

Welcome back Rohini! Thats one mouthwatering chutney da! Sounds Yumm!

sowmya.s said...

chutney with bajji molagai sounds so good and delicious...good one..

munchcrunchandsuch said...

hey hon, welcome back after the break. sure the kadai paneer looks divine

Sushma Mallya said...

Its so nice to c u back rohini,seems u had a wonderful time with ur loved ones...so back in action with your yummy recipes again...Mirchi chutney really sounds very interesting,would love to give it a try soon...thanks for sharing...and lovely pics too

Prathibha said...

Its been a long time I visited ur blog..
Loved that fiery chutney......
Kadai paneer looks yummy too

shanthi said...

Spicy welcome with bajji molaga thogayal & kadai panner. Awesome recipes.

Rekha shoban said...

really looks spicy...but tempting to eat

Devi Meyyappan said...

Hi... Kadai Paneer looks delicious!! very nice!!

Ms.Chitchat said...

Wow, awesome color combination. I can imagine a pattu sari with all these colors :):) Tempting and inviting . A warm welcome back to the blogger space. Missing ur comments :):)Following u!!!!

Chitchat
http://chitchatcrossroads.blogspot.com/

AshKuku said...

A warm welcome to u, if u r freezing out there..... Nice & unique chutney.... Tried & tasted is good...
U must have enjoyed till the last drop of it... I'm sure...

Ash...
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Kanchan said...

back !!! yay !!!
And back with a paneer , as usual wonderful and this ones a new chutney , try for sure :)

Gulmohar said...

thogayal sounds yumm..waiting to see the pic :-) kadai panner is one of my fav paneer dishes :-)

Dolly said...

Welcome back Rohini, we missed you. Was happy to see ur comment on my blog..that's how I knew u were back.Good to know u had a wonderful time with ur parents and in-laws and must be catching up with family and old friends...the whole nine yards.. and of course not to forget being pampered and all the yummy awesome food . I'm surely going to try ur Mirchi chutney as I love hot spicy food..

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Welcome back, glad you had a nice vacation. Love the chutney and the kadai paneer too.

Nags said...

thanks for the kind words Rohini. Was nice to "meet" you on my blog too :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Good to see you back Rhohini!

I have not tried ever bajji chilli chutney,sounds interesting and T&T section too looks good with kadai paneer!

prasu said...

good to hear that u had a great time at ur vacation. Happy new year dear....paneer curry looks delicious.

Swarna said...

Good to see you again... back with a bash huh?? wonderful dish and very hot .. I loev to eat hot...

Vaish said...

Hey Ro, Welcome back! ahh another mouth-watering dish.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi Rohini, Must be feeling rejuvenated after your vacation. Paneer curry looks delicious. will be following you.
If get time do visit my blog also (http://hamareerasoi.blogspot.com/).
Deepa

kothiyavunu said...

Sorry i am late here..Nice to c u back rohini,hope u had a great time with ur family...back with bang isn't Mirchi chutney sounds great and looks simply detectable,and kadai panner looks awesome..:)

Pari said...

Hi Rohini. Wish u a happy 2010.
The chili recipe looks great. Anything spicy and tangy has to be good.
Read my MIL's recipe of Tamarind thokku which I posted a few days back and I am sure ur mouth will not stop watering.

Yasmeen said...

Flavorful paneer dish, I'd be equally tempted :D