Friday, August 12, 2011

Aloo Stuffed Chilli Peppers | Bharwa Mirch

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I have already posted a variety of stuffed mirch with ground nuts stuffing which is typically Andhra style,today I am posting the North Indian version of stuffed mirch.Generally in North India the stuffing would be either with besan with few spices or the traditional alu stuffing.In fact these alu stuffed peppers(before shallow frying) can be used as a base instead of plain chillies to make the famous mirch bajji which turns out extra delicious.When I posted my earlier version many of you thought that these would be spicy,the truth is they are not at all spicy and even a small kid can eat them as the process I used took care of removing the spiciness from the chillies.Don't you think a bite into a stuffed mirch along with your meal makes the meal really more exotic and delicious?If so please proceed with the recipe and enjoy making them.
Ingredients:
8-10 long thick light Green chillies/Poblano peppers(bajji variety with less spice)
4 Potatoes,boiled and peeled
2 tbsp besan
1 Onion,finely chopped
2-3 tbsp chopped Coriander
1/2 tsp Red chili powder
1/2 tsp Garam masala
1/2 tsp Coriander powder
1/2 tsp Amchur powder
1 tsp Lemon juice
1 tsp Saunf
1 tsp Jeera
1/2 tsp Ajwain
a pinch of hing
Oil to shallow fry
Salt to taste
Method:
  • Wash and slit the green chillies and remove the veins and seeds of it.
  • Bring water to a boil with some salt and add the green chillies and blanch for a minute and drain them.I really can't judge the spiciness of chillies even though they are light green in variety,some times they turn out very spicy for me.So I do blanch my green chillies to reduce the heat from chillies,if you like spicy food you can avoid this step.This process not only reduces the heat it also helps in consuming less oil while shallow frying.
  • Boil the potatoes,peel them and grate them and keep it aside.
  • Dry roast saunf in a pan and pound it in a mortar pestle to get a coarse powder.
  • Dry roast besan until the raw smell goes away and gives its aroma and cool it completely.
  • Heat a tsp of oil in a non-stick pan and add onions and slightly saute it for about a minute and remove them aside,no need to fry it completely.You can even avoid this step but I recommend this.
  • Mix the fried onion to the grated alu and then add roasted besan,salt,red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala, saunf powder, amchur powder,chopped coriander and lemon juice and mix well.
  • Fill the chillies with this mixture tightly,it really takes lot of stuffing inside.Wet your hands and press on top of the stuffed mixture,you can even sprinkle few drops of oil on the top of the stuffing in the mirch.This helps in holding the mixture tight without spilling it when frying/roasting it.
  • Heat the oil in a tawa and crackle jeera and ajwain and add a pinch of hing.Place these stuffed chillies with the stuffing facing down(always shallow fry the stuffed side first).Let it roast on low flame until it is fried,it takes 6-8 mins approximately,close it with lid while roasting.Now turn and roast on the other side for 3-4 mins.
Serve it hot/warm with hot rice and ghee or roti as side dish.You can even serve it as a snack.

40 comments:

Parita said...

Have been wanting to make these since long time..not finding these chillies here :(
Your version looks very tasty!

Sudha Sabarish said...

I just love it.Aloo stuffed chillies is mouthwatering.

Lavanya Selvaraj said...

Excellent recipe and wonderful clicks.


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Priti said...

I love this ....and you are rite ..I have aloo stuffed mirch bhaji in my blog :)...this looks fab ..I wish I can grab it

DEESHA said...

This is just perfect for the rains here in Bangalore .. Hot & spicy

Laavanya said...

Absolutely tempting!

Tes said...

This looks spicy and delicious :)

thekitchenaffaire said...

Wow.. thats an awesome recipe.. and i love your clicks :D Great going :D

Pavithra said...

Looks way tooooooo tempting... gorgeous it looks.

kankana said...

This is one of my fav snack and I have a similar kinda post in my blog too :)

Kadhyaa... said...

those are the perfect treat for spicy tooth :)

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow thats amazing recipe,had this very long time back...luks very tempting.

Radhika said...

Love the stuffing. I love anything with mirch.

Rekha shoban said...

i love this stuffing.....looks pefect!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks too too tempting Prathy! The pictures make it more tempting!Actually we are bored of the plain bajji,will sure have to try when the season comes :)

notyet100 said...

Give me this and dal chawal,,.:) I will be very happy :) this one reminds me of my mom,..

Prathima Rao said...

Delicious stuffing!!! But dont be fooled & assume that they are not spicy..Had bought them last month & proceeded to make stuffed mirchis...I slit & removed the seeds using my hands..stuffed them & had them for lunch..And my they were damn spicy..except 2-3 which were mild...After lunch my palms started burning from the heat & escalated to the level that they were so painful & my eyes were literally watering!!Made an emergency order of some cream from a medical store & only after that it got better!!!
But ofcourse seeing this dish makes me wanna have them again..Will handle with gloves though this time!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Prathibha said...

@Prathima...I agree with u,even I had a similar experience like urs before..but blanching does the trick of removing the spiciness..try it this way next time..:)

PJ said...

Looks so delicious.Must try this one.

anu said...

You are really the chef. Will try today itself!

Ramya Bala said...

Absolutely delicious!!!feeling like havg now itself :)

Sharmilee! :) said...

Stuffed bellpeppers is such a lovely idea...looks very flavourful n yummy

Ammu's said...

those chili's look delicious & mouthwatering...

Priya said...

Omg, am drooling over that incredible bharwa mirch,mouthwatering here..

Vimitha Anand said...

Nice stuffing. Looks yum and perfect starters

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Can have it anytime, looks super delicious.

Spandana said...

Nice recipe... I made Hyderabadi style mirchi bajjis with peanut tamarind stuffing, but never tried this. Indeed looks exotic :)

Laxmi said...

Mouthwatering recipe.. Fantastic clicks.. Perfect during rainy season.. love it.

Plateful said...

I have to make this, I have to make this... but, first I need to go by the chili peppers. Looks tooo yum!

Plateful said...

I have to make this, I have to make this... but, first I need to go by the chili peppers. Looks tooo yum!

Kaveri said...

These just look too good...very very tempting

suma said...

This is mouth watering! I had made these stuffed with cottage cheese and corn, must try this version too!

Mom Chef said...

looks perfect !!

btw, for some reason, I am unable to open ur posts from Google reader.. Has ur RSS feed options changed??

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Cooking Foodie said...

We make these too and yes the chilies are not spicy at all... now u have made my mouth water...

munchmunchcrunchcrunch said...

mouthwatering and wonderful clicks...hv started following u:)

Food Glorious Food! said...

Your peppers look smoking perfect! Thanks for sharing dear!

simply.food said...

I love the sound of the potato stuffing . I will definitely try it.

GayathriNG said...

Stuffing something is always makes the dish more interesting and this looks too hot aloo stuffed chilli luv this..

Mythreyi Dilip said...

your recipe image has been plagiarized here http://khaopeeyo.wordpress.com/2012/02/01/aloo-bhari-hari-mirch-potato-stuffed-indian-green-chilies/

Anonymous said...

A delicious recipe. Yummy and mouth-watering. I love Rajasthani food a lot. Would love to have more Rajasthani dishes.

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