Monday, December 17, 2007

Bharela Marcha (Stuffed Chillies)

This is favorite side dish of Gujarati......

5 long and thick green chillies
1 tbsp oil

Ingredients for stuffing:
1/2 cup gram flour (besan)
2 tbsp cumin+coriander powder

1\2 tbsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp red chilli powder
2 tbsp lemon juice
Salt to taste

Step 1: Mix all ingredients for stuffing.

Step 2: Make a slit in each chilli and remove the seeds.

Step 3: Stuff the gram flour material into the chillies tightly.

Step 4: Heat the oil in a pan and gently place all the chillies in the pan one by one.

Step 5: Reduce the heat and cook for 3 or 4 minutes so that chillies becomes soft and gram flour stuffing absorb the oil.

Step 6: Turn off the flame and place it into serving plate.

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Laavanya said...

Kajal.. that's perfect for the winter. I tried something similar from Richa's blog but it was steamed. Loved it. Hope to try this too sometime.

satya said...

Chillies look very inviting Kajal.seems very simple too.Will try with Bhavnagari chillies.

Srivalli said...

Looks great have so much patience..nice way of showing step by step pictures....

btw check this post and let me know if you are interested to participate...

Jayashree said...

Bet this would taste absolutely fantastic with roti.

Anonymous said...

Thandi ni mosam hoy ane pacchi bharelaa marchaa male to pachi puchvu j shu. Aape khub j saras vaangi aapi aaje. Marchaa, dungri ane bajri/makai no rotlo aapo ane limdaa naa jhaad no chaydo to jaane bhagvaan malyaa. Khub j saras Kajalben.


SMN said...

hey Kajal iam the first one to pen down the feedback.. thrilled.. nice dish.. i just do the pakodas from chilli...will give it a try..

vimmi said...

Hi Kajal,
This looks good. I make stuffed karela, but never made these. Thanks for the recipe.

Cynthia said...

And how are these eaten? As a snack or with rice?

Kajal said...

Hello Laavanya,

Richa also post stuffed chillies but method of steam than I will check richa blog also because I do not about steamed. Thanks for your pretty words.:)

Kajal said...

Hello Satya,

Thanks for your cute words. I also remember Bhavnagri chillies. It is not much spicy.:)

Kajal said...

Hi Srivalli,

Thanks for your lovely comment my dear.

I will check your post and reply on your blog my dear. Thanks for your invitation.:)

Kajal said...

Hi Jayshree,

Yes you also eat with roti but it is more taste with cumin paratha. Thanks you my dear.:)

Meera said...

Ekdum saras chhe.
chilies ni variety bhavnagri j hovi joye ki kay pan chaal se?
Mane aa marcha khub j bhave.
Thanks for posting wonderful recipes!!

Kajal said...

Hi Samirbhai,

Saru to tmane maja padi ne thandi ni mosam ma bharela marchha joy ne to Jalsa karo.

Thanks for for you nice words. Have a good day.:)

Kajal said...

Hello SMN,

Thanks for your lovely words my dear. You are always first in my heart my dear. I also like Chillies pakodas. I will also paln to make pakodas in this winter.

Good Day dear.:)

Shankari said...

Kajal, I have the same question, wha is it typically eaten being a south indian will have curd rice and this :)

Kajal said...

Helloooo Vimmi,

Thanks for wonderful words. This is very easy as compare to stuffed Karel.

Kajal said...

Hiiiiiiiiii Cynthia,

We eaten with roti but you also eat with rice. This is side dish main portion of dish is roti, curry, rice, and dal my dear. We made lots of things for our lunch this is one of the dish side.

Thanks a lot!!!

Kajal said...

Hello Meera,

Koy pan chilli chale my dear but if chillies are long and thick then we stuffed masala in it. Mane pan marcha khub j bhave pan bas bahu tikha na hova joy.

Thanks for your handsome words. Good Day and Take Care.:)

Kajal said...

Hello Shankari,

In south Indian main dish is rice and curry or dal. So you can also eat with rice and simple curry my dear.

Thanks for your lovely words Have a great day.:)

mayur said...

we,bunch of boys in NY tried this recipe...
test was good but we didn't get look as you have posted photos
may be we had cooked with much heat that's why they became reddis