Besan ki Bharwa Mirchi
I and my husband just love these stuffed mirchis, I won’t talk too much and will just start with the preparation!
8-10 Big Green Chllies
1 Cup Gram Flour (Besan)
1 – 2 tsp Coriander Powder (Dhaniya Powder)
2 tsp Dry Mango Powder (Amchoor)
1/4 tsp Garam Masala
Pinch of Asafoetida
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds (Zeera)
1 tsp Turmeric Powder
Red Chilli powder as per taste
Salt as per taste
1 tsp Lemon Juice
Oil- 2 Tablespoon
For the Stuffing, roast the besan to brown, once it cools down add salt, red chilli powder, amchoor powder, garam masala, coriander powder, turmeric powder, cumin seeds, chopped cilantro and a pinch of asafetida. Now Mix it all.
I have come across some recipes, where people add friend onions/ginger garlic paste etc. to this as well and that tastes great too!
Slit the Green Chillies vertically. Now stuff the above mixture into the vertical cut made on the Chilies..
Heat oil in a pan; add 1/4 tsp cumin seeds and a pinch of turmeric powder and asafetida. Put the stuffed mirchis in the pan, cover the lid, and let them cook for sometime If there is any extra stuffing left, sprinkle it on the stuffed mirchis. Keep the flame low and change the sides of the vegetable gently after every 5-7 minutes until its skin becomes soft. You can add additional salt for the mirchis as per taste. Sprinkle lemon juice over the Mirchis to add to the tanginess and there you are! Take it off heat and serve the tasty mirchis with hot chappatis- Just like I am doing it today!