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Bharwa mirchi fry served on oval metal plate.
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Bharwa Mirchi Fry

Achari bharwa mirchi fry recipe is a simple, quick and easy side of pan fried green chillies stuffed with pickle spices. Typically we serve green chilli fry with simple meal like Dal-rice, Sambar-rice, Khichdi and many more
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian, Vegan
Servings: 6
Calories: 125kcal
Author: Farrukh Aziz


  • 12-13 Green chillies Large sized
  • 3 tbsp Coriander seeds
  • 2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 8-10 Black peppercorns
  • 10 Cloves Garlic
  • 6 Kashmiri Dried Red Chilies
  • 3 tbsp Tamarind Pulp
  • Salt as per taste

For tempering:

  • 3 tbsp Mustard Oil
  • ½ tsp Mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp Fennel Seeds
  • ½ tsp Nigella Seeds
  • ¼ tsp Fenugreek Seeds
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • Juice of one lemon


  • To begin with, wash wipe and slit the green chilies, set it aside
  • Then, dry roast the dried red chilies, coriander seeds, cumin seeds and black peppercorns, cool.
  •  Add the dry roasted spices and garlic in blender and blend it to coarse powder
  • In a bowl, mix together tamarind pulp, ground masala sand salt, mix well
  • Take one slit chilli and carefully stuff it with the prepared masala
  • Similarly, stuff all the slit chillies and set it aside.
  • Now, heat mustard oil in pan, until smoky. Reduce the heat low and add mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, nigella seeds, cumin seeds and fennel seeds, fry for few seconds until aromatic.
  • ncrease the heat to high, add the stuffed chillies in the pan and gently toss. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes or until they are just tender. Do not overcook or they may get soggy
  • Finally, add red chilli powder and lemon juice, mix and cook for another 30 seconds.
  • Achari Bharwa mirchi fry is ready to serve.


  1. If you prefer, you can use refined oil instead of mustard oil.
  2. To reduce the spiciness, you can  discard the seeds form both red and green chillies. 
  3. Generous squeeze of lemon on mirchi enhances the taste of the dish


Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 305mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 13.2mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1.3mg