Stuffed Bhavnagri Chillies, Bharela Moong Dal Marcha

Stuffed Bhavnagri Chillies

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This Stuffed Bhavnagari Mirchi recipe is quite unique, compared to the usual way of preparing these chillies stuffed with or marinated in spices. On the other hand, Bharela Moong Dal Marcha features Bhavnagari chillies stuffed with a succulent and peppy mixture of moong dal and onions tempered traditionally and sautéed with spices and pastes.

The fabulous stuffing gives a unique texture and memorable flavour to the chillies. For complete success, ensure that the cooked moong dal is separate, and not overcooked and mushy, because this will ruin the texture as well as the flavour of this exotic dish.

Delectable Stuffed Bhavnagri Chillies can double up as elegant starters and also make a great side vegetable when served with dal and Rice .

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Stuffed Bhavnagri Chillies, Bharela Moong Dal Marcha recipe - How to make Stuffed Bhavnagri Chillies, Bharela Moong Dal Marcha

Soaking time:  1 hour   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 12 stuffed chillies (12 stuffed chilli )
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10 bhavnagari chillies , split lengthwise and deseeded

For The Stuffing
1/4 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram)
1 tsp oil
1/4 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
1/4 cup chopped onions
3/4 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
a pinch of turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
salt to taste

For The Tempering
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1 1/2 tsp oil
For the stuffing

  1. Wash and soak the yellow moong dal in enough water in a deep bowl for 1 hour. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Heat enough water in a deep non-stick pan, add the yellow moong dal and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Drain and keep aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds and asafoetida.
  4. When the seeds crackle, add the onions, ginger-green chilli paste and turmeric powder and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Add the cooked moong dal, coriander and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Cool slightly and keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Divide the stuffing into 12 equal portions.
  2. Fill each chilli with a portion of the stuffing.
  3. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
  4. When the seeds crackle, add the chillies and salt and sauté on a medium flame for 5 minutes or till they turn brown in colour from all the sides.
  5. Serve immediately.

Nutrient values per stuffed chilli
Energy22 cal
Protein0.8 g
Carbohydrates2.2 g
Fiber0.3 g
Fat1.1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A28.6 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.1 mg
Vitamin C0.6 mg
Folic Acid2.5 mcg
Calcium1.9 mg
Iron3.9 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium36.7 mg
Potassium4.2 mg
Zinc0 mg

RECIPE SOURCE : Swadisht SubzianBuy this cookbook

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Stuffed Bhavnagri Chillies, Bharela Moong Dal Marcha
 on 10 Apr 16 06:37 PM

I hvn''t tried this recipe bt I liked th recipe & I''ll definately try it out.... I can say that all the recipes are shown in a very niz & easy way as I tried several from it....
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Komal, thanks for your kind words. Please try Stuffed Bhavnagri Chillies and let us know how it comes out.
11 Apr 16 03:21 PM
Stuffed Bhavnagri Chillies
 on 10 Feb 16 05:05 PM

These stuffed chillies was so tempting.. really good.. tastes best with steamed dal and rice.. This is a must try recipe.. it is not very spicy.. Simply good ..
Stuffed Bhavnagri Chillies
 on 04 Aug 14 08:55 AM

Nice! I added some lime juice to the moong daal mixture. Turned out very nicely.
Stuffed Bhavnagri Chillies
 on 03 Nov 12 12:14 PM

Non spicy green chillies stuffed with moong dal mixture Cooked on a non stick pan.