Friday, November 30, 2012

Bharela Marcha

My mother-in-law chooses plump yet long chilies for making this delicious accompaniment. I used Anaheim peppers for this recipe.

Bharela Marcha
Stuffed Anaheim Peppers
7-8 Anaheim Peppers
1 tbsp oil

3/4 cup chickpea flour/besan
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp asafoetida
2 tsp coriander-cumin powder/dhana jiru
1 tsp Gujarati Garam Masala
1 tsp garlic paste
salt to taste
1 tbsp oil

1. Rinse and dry peppers. Cut a slit in each pepper, get rid off seeds.
2. Mix all the stuffing with oil.
3. Stuff the flour mixture in the peppers.
4. Heat oil in a cast iron skillet.
5. Place stuffed peppers in a single layer.
6. Cover and cook on a low flame for about 30 minutes till they are cooked and browned evenly.
7. Serve as an accompaniment with an authentic Gujarati meal of Rotla, Kadhi or Daal, Rice, and any shaak of your choice.

Note -
1. My mother in law uses plump chilies for this recipe. I have substituted Anahiem peppers which I believe , work wonderfully.

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