Friday, 20 June 2008

Bharwa Mirchi

Bharwa mirchi is stuffed green chillies or peppers. A much loved dish in Rajasthan, this is available as a street food too ... only batter coated and deep fried.

The stuffing commonly used is of potato ... but you can use a lot of other things as well. Just make sure the stuffing is dryish in order to make the filling part easy.

I had got some lovely big sized mirchis / chillies. They were labelled as Kashmiri chillies.

And decided to make the Bharwa mirchi.

Need :

Big sized green chillies
Boiled potatoes
Red chilli / lal mirch powder
Turmeric / haldi powder
Cooking oil
A pinch of hing / asafoetida,
Laung / clove powder
Salt to taste
Dhania / coriander powder
Garam masala powder
Amchur / dried mango powder

How to :

Mash the potatoes with salt, red chilli powder, a pinch of laung powder and garam masala.
Make a slit in the chillies and stuff them with the mixture.

Heat oil.
Add hing and the chillies.
Sprinkle a little salt, cover and cook till the chillies are tender.

Remove cover.
Add haldi powder, dhania powder and red chilli powder.

Cook for sometime without cover, turning them carefully to brown all sides.
Serve hot.

This goes great on the side with rotis and dal.


Thank you for sharing Kichu Khonn( a few moments ) with me in my kitchen!