Bharwa Mirchi - Stuffed Green Chilies Dry Sabzi

Bharwa Mirchi - Stuffed Green Chilies Dry Sabzi

Bharwa mirchi, also known as stuffed chili peppers, is a spicy and flavorful Indian dish where green chili peppers are stuffed with a tangy and spicy filling. It makes for a delicious accompaniment or side dish. Here's a recipe for bharwa mirchi:


  • 6-8 large green chili peppers (such as Bhavnagri, banana peppers, or jalapenos)
  • 1 cup besan (gram flour)
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder (adjust to your spice preference)
  • 1/2 teaspoon amchur (dried mango) powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped (for garnishing)


  1. Wash the green chili peppers and pat them dry. Slit each chili pepper lengthwise, keeping the stems intact. Remove the seeds if you prefer a milder heat.
  2. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat.
  3. Add cumin seeds and fennel seeds to the pan. Let them splutter.
  4. Add besan (gram flour) to the pan and roast it on low heat until it turns golden brown and gives off a nutty aroma. Stir continuously to prevent burning.
  5. Add coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder, amchur powder, and salt to the pan. Mix well and cook the spices for a minute to enhance their flavors. Remove from heat and let the filling cool.
  6. Take a portion of the cooled filling and stuff it into each slit chili pepper, pressing gently to ensure it stays in place. Repeat the process with the remaining chili peppers.
  7. Heat oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat.
  8. Place the stuffed chili peppers in the pan and cook them on low heat, covered, for about 5-7 minutes or until they become tender and the filling is cooked. Flip them occasionally to ensure even cooking.
  9. Once the chili peppers are cooked, remove them from the pan and garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.

Serve the bharwa mirchi as a side dish with roti, paratha, or rice. It adds a spicy and flavorful kick to your meal. Enjoy the tantalizing flavors of this stuffed chili pepper dish!

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