Sliced bhavnagri chillies
Place the Bhavnagari chillies on a chopping board. Discard the stems. Take a sharp knife and cut the chillies horizontally with 1/2” thickness. Use as required.
Bhavnagari Chilli pickles, achar
These chilies are an excellent accompaniment to all kinds of meals. It is very common to pickle the chilies or simply fry them, sprinkle them with a salt and eat them to lunch or dinner. Typical way of eating Bhavanagri Marcha, like in Gujarat, is to cut them in roundels and toss it with a little turmeric, black salt and hing.
Raiwala Marcha is also an excellent pickle to eat with roti subzi.
Mustard Chilli Pickle | This chilli pickle is only for those who can take the hottest of spices and even then my advice is to eat it in moderation. Sliced green chillies combined with fennel seeds along with other pickling spices and lemon juice.
You can serve this pickle immediately or mature it for 3 to 4 days under the sun and have a mellowed down version of it.
Sabzis using Bhavanagari Chilli
Mirch ka Salan is a subzi made with bhavanagri chillies in a gravy of peanuts, ginger, garlic and numerous whole spices. This Hyderabadi special subzi is a crowd pleaser for entertaining guests when you want to make something absolutely unique!