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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
- 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
- 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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