Besan Bhari Mirch

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Besan Bhari Mirch (Bharwa Mirch) is a traditional Rajasthani recipe in which large chilies are stuffed with a spiced chickpea flour mixture and pan-fried until softened and slightly crispy.

You can try more Rajasthani recipes for everyday meals: Mirchi Ke Tipore, Rajasthani Jaiphali Aloo, Rajasthani Panchmel Dal, Safed Maas, and Mirchi Vada.

Besan bhari mirch served on a plate.
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About Besan Bhari Mirch

Besan Bhari Mirch (Bharwa Mirch) is a traditional recipe often prepared in Rajasthani households. It is spicy, tangy, and bursting with simple yet delicious flavors!

Large green chilies are filled with a spiced, flavorful gram flour mixture. They are then pan-fried until soft, with a little chard on top.

Serve besan mirch on the side with everyday Indian meals for a taste lift.

Ingredients

Green Chilies – This recipe uses large green chilies, which are less spicy than regular green chilies. They are easily available at the local vegetable vendors.

Choose chilies that are bright green and a little firm to the touch. Avoid the bruised ones with black patches or very soft to the touch.

Gram Flour (Besan, Chickpea Flour) is roasted with spice powders to fill the green chilies.

Spice Powders – This recipe uses basic spice powders such as coriander powder, turmeric powder, Kashmiri red chili powder, fennel powder (saunf), and dry mango powder (amchoor).

Oil – Any cooking oil will do.

How To Make Bharwa Besan Mirch

Make The Filling

Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a flat pan over medium-low heat.

Oil added to a pan.

Add 1 cup of gram flour to the pan and roast until it turns slightly brown and fragrant, stirring very frequently.

Gram flour added to the pan.
Roasted flour.

Remove the roasted flour to a medium mixing bowl and let it cool down for 5 minutes.

Flour transferred to a bowl.

Add the following ingredients to the roasted gram flour and mix well.

  • 2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 teaspoon Kashmiri red chili powder
  • 2 teaspoon fennel powder
  • 2 teaspoon mango powder
  • 2 teaspoon salt
Spice powders added to the bowl.
Ready filling.

Prepare The Chilies

Rinse the chilies with water and wipe them dry using a kitchen towel.

Make slits in the green chilies with ends intact and remove their seeds.

Stuff the green chilies with the gram flour mixture.

Clilies stuffed with flour mixture.

Fry The Chilies

Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan over medium heat.

Oil heating in a pan.

Arrange the chilies in the pan in a single layer. If all the chilies do not fit, cook them in batches.

Chilies arranged in the pan.

Cover the pan with a lid and cook for 4-5 minutes until the chilies are charred from the bottom.

Pan covered with a lid.

Flip the chilies using a pair of tongs. Cover and cook for another 4-5 minutes.

Flipping the chilies.
Pan covered again.

Remove on a serving plate and serve hot.

Ready besan bhari mirch.

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4.50 from 4 votes

Besan Bhari Mirch Recipe (Bharwa Mirch)

Besan Bhari Mirch (Bharwa Mirch) is a traditional Rajasthani style recipe where large chilies are stuffed with a spiced chickpea flour mixture and then pan-fried until softened and slightly crispy.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients 

  • 2 and ½ tablespoons oil (divided)
  • 1 cup gram flour (chickpea flour, besan)
  • 2 teaspoons coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 teaspoons Kashmiri red chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons fennel powder (saunf)
  • 2 teaspoons dry mango powder (amchoor)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 8-10 large green chilies (mild variety)
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Instructions 

Make The Filling

  • Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a flat pan over medium-low heat.
  • Add gram flour to the pan and roast until it turns slightly brown and fragrant, stirring very frequently.
  • Remove the roasted flour to a medium mixing bowl and let it cool down for 5 minutes.
  • Add coriander powder, turmeric powder, chili powder, fennel powder, mango powder, and salt to the roasted gram flour and mix well.

Prepare The Chilies

  • Rinse the chilies with water and wipe them dry using a kitchen towel.
  • Make slits in the green chilies with ends intact and remove their seeds.
  • Stuff the green chilies with the gram flour mixture.

Fry The Chilies

  • Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan over medium heat.
  • Arrange the chilies in the pan in a single layer. If all the chilies are not fitting, then cook them in batches.
  • Cover the pan with a lid and cook for 4-5 minutes until the chilies are charred from the bottom.
  • Flip the chilies using a pair of tongs. Cover and cook for another 4-5 minutes.
  • Remove on a serving plate and serve hot.

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Nutrition

Calories: 108kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 1g, Sodium: 1004mg, Potassium: 232mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 280IU, Vitamin C: 8.7mg, Calcium: 34mg, Iron: 1.7mg
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  1. Even before I read your post I thought how amazing this would taste with daal chawal,hehe. My husband loves these, def going to try it soon.