Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Stuffed Chillies | Bharela Marcha | Kathiyawadi Style Bharela Marcha | Bharva Mirch

For stuffing
Gram flour - 3/4 cup,
Oil - 3 tbsp,
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp,
Coriander & cumin powder - 1/2 tsp,
Asafoetida - 1/8 tsp,
Coriander (finely chopped) - 3 tbsp,
Salt - to taste,
Baking soda - pinch,
Jaggery - 1 - 1 1/2 tbsp,
Garam masala - pinch,
Lemon juice -  1 tsp.

For tempering
Green chilli - 7 - 8,
Oil - 1 - 1 1/2 tbsp,
Asafoetida - 1/8 tsp.



In a heavy bottom pan, add 1 tbsp oil followed with gram flour. Roast it over medium flame with constant stirring till it slightly get start to change color. 

Take off from the heat and let it come to room temperature.

Add remaining 2 tbsp oil, red chilli powder, coriander & cumin powder, asafoetida, coriander, salt, baking soda, jaggery, garam masala and lemon juice.

Mix well.

Wash and dry green chillies well. Make a slit lengthwise in all green chillies without breaking them into pieces. Remove seeds if require.

Stuff prepared stuffing in all chillies as per below image.

Heat oil in a pan. Add asafoetida followed by stuffed green chilies.

Let it cook covered over medium to low flame for 1 - 2 minutes. Flip them and further cook for 3-4 minutes. Add remaining stuffing and again cook for 1 minute.

Remove in a plate and serve with meal.

Garam masala can be skipped.
Roasting process of gram flour is must, else it will taste raw.
Can store this roasted stuffing in refrigerator for 5-6 days.
Adjust amount of spices as per taste.

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