Delicious, quick and healthy starter/appetizer Aloo Bharwan Mirchi recipe with detailed step by step pictures. Bhareli Mirchi is a quick snack made with potatoes and green chillies. Low calorie chilli poppers recipe!
In a mixing bowl add 3 small potatoes, boiled, peeled and mashed. Add 1 small onion finely chopped, 2 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro, ½ teaspoon Kashmiri red chilli powder, ¼ teaspoon ginger garlic paste, ⅛ teaspoon turmeric powder, ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder and salt as needed.
Mix everything well together.
Meanwhile prepare the chilli peppers by slitting them across and carefully remove the seeds & veins. I cut the chillies in half as they were large.
Stuff the chilli peppers with the potato filling as tightly as possible.
Heat a cast iron pan with 1 tablespoon oil and set it on low flame. Place the prepared the chilli peppers on the hot pan.
Keep it covered with a lid and let it cook for 3-4 mins on low flame.
Gently turn them around and continue cooking.
As the base of the chilli peppers are crispy and cooked, turn them around and cook the potato side.
Continue cooking the chilli peppers on all sides until they are golden & crispy. Remove from heat.
Serve hot as an appetizer/starter or as a side dish with pulao, biriyani or any variety rice.
Adjust spices as per preference. If the chillies are less spicy, increase the quantity of red chilli powder accordingly.
The boiled potato stuffing should be solid, with as little moisture as possible. This helps keep the stuffing in the chilli peppers intact even while roasting.
Add grated cheese, paneer, sweet corn or mixed vegetables to the stuffing to add more variety.