Saturday, November 20, 2010

Bharela Marcha/Stuffed Pepper

.....And everyone applauded the Bharela Marcha last night at a small gathering in our house. I  loved putting  this recipe  together which is by  none other but my favorite  Chef Sanjeev kapoor. When I started  to browse for some side dishes I chanced  upon these  pictures and  I instantly knew that this recipe will be a great accompaniment to the rest of the dishes I had planned on . Firstly I choose it  because it is delicious, secondly it is very delicious and  third it is simply DELICIOUS !!! So what are you waiting for- Here's the recipe go make yourself some Bharela Mirch and add zing to your food palate and make your taste buds come alive :)

Please Note: These peppers were not at all spicy .
preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
serves: 4

Bhavnagiri peppers: 12
asfoetida: a pinch
oil: 4 tbsp
Gram Flour: 1 1/2 cup
Lemon Juice: 2 tbsp
coriander powder: 1 1/2 tsp
Cumin Powder: 1 tsp
Chilli Powder: 1 tsp
Garlic chopped: 5  cloves
Turmeric: 1/2 tsp
Garam masala: 1/2 tsp
Fresh coriander leaves chopped: 2 tbsp
carom seeds: 1 tsp
Fenugreek seeds/methi Dana: 15 seeds


Dry roast gram flour in a pan on low heat till it emits a nice aroma. Transfer it to a plate and let it cool. Slit the bhavnagri chilli's and remove the seeds. Cut the longer chilli's into half .take the roasted gram flour and add all the ingredients except for the lime,oil,fenugreek,mustard and asfoetida.
Now take a kadai and heat 4 tbsp oil. When the oil is hot,add asfoetida,fenugreek seeds and carom seeds and when they start to splutter add the green chilli's stuffed with the masala. Cover & cook  till done and sprinkle some water if required . They should be dry and the extra stuffing that spills out should cling to the chilli's. Squeeze lime juice while they are hot and serve with roti's,naans as a side dish along with Daal or some gravy.

Note: I do not know the English name for this chilli but the close up shot should give you a fair idea.The other thing- the original Sanjeev kapoor recipe does not call for carom and fenugreek,but since the recipe call for 1 1/2 cup of gram flour I knew it would be best to incorporate these two ingredients which aid  in  anti flatulence.


  1. Very tempting..I am literally kidding:)

    US Masala

  2. Yummy stuffed chillies,looks lovely.

  3. I loved anything stuffed and this looks absolutely yumm Kavitha...

  4. very tempting n spicy peppers. slurp:)

  5. Spicy, tempting and mouthwatering. Keep rocking.


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