Friday, 5 January 2007

Bharela Marcha (stuffed chillies)

This is what I had for lunch yesterday.

Ingredients
6 large green chillies
1 cup gram (chickpea) flour
1 small onion; choped fine
1 large tomato; blanched, peeled and mashed
2 cloves garlic; minced
1/2 tspn salt
1/2 tspn tumeric powder
1 teaspn cumin/coriander powder
1 tspn mustard seeds
1 tspn cumin seeds

1. Add onions, garlic, tumeric and cumin/coriander powders to the gram flour, mix and then add the tomatoes and enough water to make a fairly thick batter.
2. Make a slit in each chilli, you can remove the seeds, but I left them in for flavour, and stuff with the batter.

3. Heat some oil in a large frying pan, add the mustard and cumin seeds, after they have popped, gently place all the chillies in the pan and cover. (reduce the heat)
4. After about 5 minutes, turn them over, and cover the pan again. Cook for about 20 minutes altogether. This is normally served as a side dish.
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10 comments:

K.Boy said...

Very good recipe as I am used to eating Gujerati type food and also my wife loves Gujerati food , and ofeten visit JayBharat restaurant in LA area (website with the same name).

Anonymous said...

A very good recipe but I'm wondering what you do with the blanched, peeled, mashed tomato!

Saju said...

Thanks K.boy.
Anonymous: thanks for pointing out my ommision, I am now added the tomatoes at the right place.

aipi said...

I love bharela mirchi..it looks very nice n authentic.
Thanx a lot for sharing:)

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Shanthi said...

Interesting and wonderful

Pushpa said...

My tummy is grumbling,love those stuffed chilies with roti....

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Anonymous said...

when do u add the salt

Anonymous said...

What chillies do u buy? I don't wanna end up buying chillies which are extremely spicy - thanks

Saira said...

Loved this recipe and I tried it the other day - not sure what Chillies did you use - but I tried it with Jalapenos - took out all the seeds - it was still a little bit spicy for me - but everyone in my household just loved it. Thank you for sharing all these wonderful recipes with us.

Saju said...

Hi I used large green chillies we get in Indian grocers, usually from Kenya

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