Bharleli Mirchi

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: One-Dish Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 250 g - small, evenly sized capsicums
  • 2 tbsp - besan (gram flour)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped fine
  • 1.5 tsp - chopped coriander leaves
  • 3 to 4 tbsp - oil
  • diced ginger, garlic (to taste)
  • 1 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp - cumin seed powder
  • 1 tsp - aamchur
  • 1 1/2 tsp - green chillies, chopped fine
  • salt to taste

How to Make Bharleli Mirchi

  • For filling:
  • In a wok, heat 1 tbsp of oil. Roast the besan in it.
  • Then add the turmeric, chillies, cumin seed powder, amchur, chopped coriander leaves and salt.
  • Mix well. Do not add any water to this mixture.
  • For capsicum:
  • Wash and dry the peppers.
  • Cut the cap off each and remove the seeds.
  • Stuff them with the filling and replace the tops.
  • For cooking:
  • Heat the oil in a non-stick, flat bottomed pan and saute the onion, ginger and garlic.
  • Place the stuffed capsicum in so they all stand evenly in the pan, open end up.
  • Cook on a low flame, covered, with a hint of water, till done (around 20 minutes).
  • Serve with puris or polis along with a gravy dish or with rice and yogurt.