Tangy Cut-Mirchi

Chaat Mirchi, Tangy Cut-Mirchi, Cut Mirchi

Recipe for Tangy Cut-Mirchi

 

What’s unique about Tangy Cut-Mirchi?

 

A piping hot crunchy evening vegetarian snack, Tangy Cut-Mirchi’s are a perfect answer to London’s wet evenings !! Made with mildly spiced  peppers stuffed with a delightfully tangy stuffing and encased with a gram flour coating , this recipe comes across as a traditional South Indian delight.

Ingredients for Tangy Cut-Mirchi

Ingredients for the Mirchi batter :

Gram flour – 2 cups
Turmeric- 1/2 a teaspoon
Baking soda – 1/2 a teaspoon
Salt to taste
Chilli powder- 1/2 a teaspoon
Water – 1/4th cup

Ingredients for the Green bell peppers stuffing:

Green chilli peppers – 6-8
Mango powder (Amchur powder) – 1 tablespoon ( alternatively tamarind powder can be used )
Coriander powder – 1 teaspoon
Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon
Pinch of salt
Chili powder – a pinch
Sugar – 1/2 a teaspoon

Chat Masala – For Garnish

Onion – 1 medium finely chopped

Method to make Tangy Cut-Mirchi

In a bowl , mix together the gram flour, turmeric, baking soda , chilli powder and salt

Stir in the water using a spoon or a whisk to prepare a smooth batter of semi- thick consistency

Parboil the green peppers and slit them longitudinally. Scoop out the seeds and leave the peppers aside ready to be filled with the filling

In another bowl mix together all the ingredients mentioned for green bell pepper filling

Now with the help of a spoon stuff all the slit bell peppers with the above prepared stuffing

After all the peppers have been stuffed in this way , get the oil ready in a kadai to fry the mirchis

In order to fry the mirchis, dip each of the stuffed bell pepper in the prepared gram flour batter such that the pepper gets coated evenly and then leave this coated pepper into the hot oil

Deep fry all the remaining mirchis using a perforated ladle till they come out crisp and golden brown

Serve these delectable crunchy yummy snack teamrd up with chopped onion and tamarind chutney

We can garnish with Chat Masala as well

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