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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Bharli Mirchi (Bhavnagri Mirchi)

Bharli Mirchi (Bhavnagri Mirchi)
  • 4 large Green chilies (Bhavnagri) 
  • 5 tbsp oil
  • Asafetida a pinch
  • ½ tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder 
  • 1&1/2 cup fresh Coconut scraped
  • 1 tsp Red chili powder 
  • ¼  tsp Cumin powder 
  • ¼ tsp Coriander powder 
  • ¼ tsp amchur powder
  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped
  • Salt to taste


  1. Slit green chilies and remove seeds. Apply a little salt and set aside for thirty minutes. Wash and drain well.
  2. Heat two tablespoons of oil and temper with asafetida, mustard seeds and turmeric powder. Add coconut and sauté till lightly colored. Add red chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, fennel powder and salt.
  3. Sauté till well mixed and dry. Add amchur powder and continue to sauté. Add coriander leaves, mix well and remove from heat and set aside to cool. Stuff mixture into chilies and set aside.
  4. Heat remaining oil in a shallow pan. Place the chilies, cover and cook for two to three minutes. Turn around the chilies and then cover and continue to cook for two to three minutes more or till both sides are evenly cooked.  
  5. Remove and serve hot.

Grilled Capsicum Cheese Sandwich

 Grilled Capsicum Cheese Sandwich

Ingredients :
  • 8 to 10 bread slices (whole wheat, multi grain or white bread)
  • 1  finely chopped onions
  • 1  finely chopped tomato
  • ¼ cup finely chopped capsicum  (you can also use a mix of all the three colored capsicum)
  • 1 garlic, crushed  
  • 1 tbsp grated cheese
  • ½ cup grated paneer
  • ¼ tsp black pepper powder  
  • 1 tsp dry oregano
  • 1 tsp dry basil  
  • chopped olives
  • red chili flakes
  • Chopped coriander and mint leaves
  • salt as required
  • butter  as required

1.   In a bowl, add chopped onions, finely chopped tomato, and chopped capsicum.
2.   Add grated cheese and paneer.

3.   Add the seasonings black pepper powder, oregano, olives, red chili flakes dry basil, chopped coriander, mint leaves and salt. Mix well.
4.   Spread butter on the bread slices.
5.   Soon the mixture on half of the slices and cover with the remaining slices.
6.   Grill or toast the sandwiches in an electric grill till golden and crisp.
7.    Serve grilled sandwiches with tomato ketchup.