Pre-heat the air fryer at 400°F for 5 minutes.
In a bowl, add the tamarind paste and cumin seeds. Mix them.
Take the Bhajji Chilies and makes lits at the center.
Using a spoon, put the tamarind and cumin seeds mixture into teh slits.
Next, take a bowl and mix the following ingredients: besan, red chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, black pepper powder, salt, and garam masala. Add water little by little and make a paste of the besan mixture. The consistency of the mixture should be flowy.
Add the Bhajji chilies into the besan mixture and coat them well.
Spray the air fryer basket with oil.
Transfer the coated Bhajji chilies to the air fryer basket and spray a bit of oil on them, and cook them at 350°F for 8-10 minutes or until they are done.
You can flip them once in between so that they are cooked well.
Once they are cooked, chop them into smaller pieces.
Next, blend together the onions, tomatoes, and green chilies. Keep it aside.
For the curry, heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, curry leaves, and bay leaf. Saute.
Next, add all the powdered spices and salt and mix well.
Add the blended onion tomato paste next and mix well. Cook for a minute.
Add in the air fried mirchi bhajji pieces into the curry and mix well.
Add water and adjust the consistency of the curry.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rice or roti of your choice.