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Recipe: How to make Rajasthani Bharwan Mirch

By Swati Pareek
February 21, 2015 12:32 IST
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'Bharwan' in Hindi means stuffed and 'Mirch' means chilli.

Bharwan Mirch is a side dish, made from long green chillies stuffed with spicy chickpea flour mix.

Here's the recipe for Rajasthani Bharwan Mirch

Rajasthan Bharwan Mirch

Ingredients

  • 4 big green chillies (Bhavnagri mirchi)
  • 1 cup chickpea flour
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried mango powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • A pinch asafoetida
  • 2-3 tbsp oil

Method

  • Wipe all the green chillies with a damp cloth.
  • Slit the chillies lengthwise on one side while they remain stuck on the other side. If your green chillies are smaller in size, you may use 7-8 of them.
  • Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan, and temper with asafoetida, cumin seeds, mustard seeds and fennel seeds.
  • Add chickpea flour, turmeric powder, salt, red chilli powder, coriander seeds and saute for two minutes on medium flame.
  • Add dried mango powder and garam masala. Mix well and saute till it becomes light brown in colour.
  • Switch off the flame, place the stuffing in a plate and let it cool down.
  • Take one chilli and fill in the stuffing very tightly. Fill all the chillies in the same manner and keep them aside.
  • Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan on a low flame. Place the stuffed chillies in this oil and cover the pan with a lid. Cook for two minutes.
  • Open the lid, turn over all the chillies so that they get cooked evenly. Cover again and cook further for a minute.
  • Throw in the remaining stuffing in the pan.
  • Check the chillies, and turn them over so that they get evenly cooked from all sides.
  • When the chillies become soft, Bharwaan Mirch is ready!

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