Before I actually started making this, I went online to see how others worked out their stuffed peppers and how I can differentiate if from those versions. And then popped the idea. I quickly started working on it and here I present, in front of you all, my version of Bharwa Mirch (Stuffed Roasted Peppers). Yes as the name suggested, the differentiating factor is the roasting of these beautiful peppers to bring that oomph to this dish.
Well this added twist does take a little extra time but that should not stop you from trying it because the final output is worth more than those 10 extra minutes of your cooking. So lets not wait more and just start cooking.
- Onion Chopped – 1pc
- 5-6 Garlic cloves – Finely Minced
- Cumin seeds – 1tsp
- Peanuts – Crushed
- Gram Flour – 1 tsp
- Salt to taste
- Turmeric powder – 1 Pinch
- Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
- Sugar – 1/2 tsp
- Chaat Masala – 1/2 tsp
- Oil – 2 tsp
- Roast gram powder in 1 tsp of oil and keep aside.
- Now in a pan add 1 tsp of Oil. Once the oil becomes hot, add cumin seeds, garlic and onion and saute for 5 minutes.
- To this mixture add salt, chilli and turmeric powder and mix well.
- Now add peanuts and roasted gram flour to it and add sugar and chaat masala. Your stuffing is ready now. Keep is aside.
Roasting and filling Peppers:
- Coat the pepper with little oil/ butter (optional) and keep it on stove flame. Keep rotating it till the skin become black and charred. This will give peppers enough flavor. Roasting should take 7-8 minutes per pepper.
- Once the roasting is done, take the black skin off and fill peppers with the prepared masala. I will say tie them with a thread to let pepper hold enough masala into it.
- Now just to heat up everything once again, put the prepared peppers in the same pan once again and let it heat for some time. Your delicious roasted peppers are ready to serve HOT HOT HOT!
It came out as a very different tasting side dish for my lunch meal. Keeping it saved for one of those social dinners we keep organizing. Do try and share your comments. And if you think I could have done anything different to make it even more appealing, please share. Like I always say, sharing is pairing 🙂