Bhareli Mirchi

Made Bhareli Mirchi last week. Seeing the recipe for Bhareli Mirchi on one hot stove, brought back memories of my college days, where we would share our lunch boxes. A Maharashtrian girl in our group would bring this dish sometimes and we would eagerly look forward to it. So seeing the recipe made me want to try it out myself. Went to the grocery store and bought jalapeno peppers and made them the very next day. One small change I made to the original recipe is, I added about 1/2 tsp sesame seeds and 1/4 tsp saunf to the tempering

Bhareli Mirchi
6-8 Jalapeno peppers
1 cup chopped cilantro
1 cup besan
Salt to taste
Red Chilli powder to taste
Dhaniya jeera powder a pinch
Oil for stuffing
2 tbsp oil for sauteeing

wash and slit peppers leaving ends intact. Deseed and keep aside. In a bowl combine cilantro, besan, salt, red chilli powder and dhaniya jeers powder with enough oil to form fists. Stuff this mixture in the peppers.Finally in a pan heat 1 tbsp oil. Add mustard seeds, sesame seeds, saunf and redchillies. When mustard seeds start popping add the stuffed peppers and mix to coat with tempering. Place a lid with about half a cup of water on top. cook on a low flame for 10-15 min stirring occasionally. Garnish with cilantro leaves and serve with roti or rice