Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Gujarati Series- Bharela Marcha and Kachumber


Bharela Marcha is nothing more than spicy stuffed peppers and kachumber is simply- a salad. When paired with some hot chapatis, this becomes a meal to savour.

Here is the recipe:

Bharela Marcha - Stuffed Peppers

7 or 9 - mini bell peppers
1/2 cup - besan flour
1/4 tsp- turmeric
1.5 tsp- dhania-jeera powder
1.5 tsp- aamchoor powder
salt, sugar - to taste
2 cloves garlic- grated
1/4 tsp- red chili powder

1tbsp- Olive Oil
1 tsp- Mustard Seeds
1/4 tsp- Asafoetida

Wash the peppers and slit them lengthwise. Make the stuffing by combing all the ingredients together with the exception of the oil,mustard seeds and the asafoetida. Stuff the mixture into each pepper lightly.

In a wide pan, heat the oil, add the mustard seeds and let them crack. Add the asafoetida. Now add the peppers once by one and lower the heat to a medium for 5-7 minutes. Lower the heat absolutely after the 5-7 minutes and cover. Let cook until soft.

Kachumber- I was inspired by Indira's lovely Mango Moong Kosambari recipe...it is so healthy, and light, it makes a wonderful accompaniment to any meal.

1 cup sprouted moong
1 celery stalk- chopped
1 small sweet onion-chopped
1 small mango- chopped
1/3 cup- corn

salt, lime juice- to taste
roasted jeera powder - 1 tsp
chaat masala- 1 tsp

Mix well and chill for at least half an hour before serving. Enjoy.

This is going to Pooja of My Creative Ideas for the wonderful event known as JFI- Bell Peppers.

35 comments:

ಜಾತ್ರೆ said...
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Alpa said...

Hi Trupti - I've never thought about making bharela marcha with colored bells before. I just always reach for the light green marchas, lol! They really look quite elegant.

Sandeepa said...

Its is marcha and not "mircha"...that got me first :) Looks lovely with the colored peppers

Namratha said...

Trupti, these dishes look so authentic and absolutely delish! Very intersting recipes too, why don't u send in the stuffed bell peppers to this event :)

http://creativepooja.blogspot.com/2008/05/lets-celebrate-completion-of-2.html

bee said...

the bharela march is something i would like to try. i'll probably use anaheim peppers, which are similar to bhavnagari chillies.

Vani said...

Both dishes look nice & colorful, esp the bell pepper one, T! I am on Facebook btw, under Vani Rao. I looked you up & found 29 TSs! :)Could not zero in though. Do send me a friend request there, when u get a chance! My profile pic is a collage.

Swati Raman Garg said...

this is indeed a meal to savour... i love both of these.. it makes such a simple n nice meal...

Sia said...

colourful, flavourful and healthy...cant ask for more :)

Julia said...

Yum, I might try making the staffing with mung dahl instead, this sounds delicious!

Sujatha said...

I was just looking for a good recipe with peppers and stumbled upon your blog! Perfect recipe.. can't wait to try...

Madhavi said...

are wah mane bau bhave chhe bharela marcha, looks yummmmm, thanxxxx for sharing!!!

Check my blog something for u :)))

Mansi Desai said...

bharela marcha is a side dish, but I can totally eat it for my main course! me and my bro used to fight over this a lot whenever my mom made it!:)

Mythili said...

Lot of color! Peppers are one of most nutritious vegetables and this is a nice way to make them.

I likey. Good one.

Jaya said...

Lovely looking dish and delicious too ..
hugs and smiles
jaya

Andhra Flavors said...

Looks delicious with colourful bell peppers

delhibelle said...

what a deliciously comforting and healthy meal ! Your blog is the best gujarati cookbook possible:)

Jeena said...

Wonderful, all of your recipes look so delicious. :-)

Nanditha Prabhu said...

hi trupthi,
your bharela marcha looks grt .. would like to try for sure!
thank you for stopping by my space and leaving your comments!

TBC said...

You always have something nice to offer here!

Foodie said...

Too good, I make similar bharela marcha.And the cool salad is tempting.

Shilpa said...

Love the stuffed peppers. Look great. I will have to try this sometime.

Coffee said...

Yum Yum Yum!!! My fav!!!

spillay said...

Yum! Must try!!!

BTW, since you love to read, I've deided to book-tag you :) . Pls refer to my post (link below) for the details .. http://spillay.wordpress.com/2008/06/05/booky-tag/

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Devi Priya said...

Very colorful and mouth watering mirchi:-)
Priya

musical said...

God! i missed so many posts here! Lovely stuffed marchas! Haven't been receiving updates on the RSS feed :(

The new blog design looks really pretty and soothing!

hugs,
surili.

Devi Priya said...

Hi Trupti,

I would like to pass on the award, I got from a fellow blogger Andhra flavours. According to the rules, you will have to pass this award to four other fellow bloggers (I am sure you know it). Please copy the log from http://priya-kitchen.blogspot.com/2008_06_07_archive.html for you made my day.

Priya

Pooja said...

thank you dear to send this along for Vow- Jfi . :) . this reminds me of my mom's bharela marcha. Somehow I am not good at cooking stuffed veggies still ha ha ha... but i have just started cooking it using fellow blogger's recipe. I tried your stuffed bhinda and Sia's stuffed baingan too.

Sig said...

I absolutely loved stuffed peppers... Your bharela marchas look delicious Trupti...

Cynthia said...

The flavours in this dish sound so clean and tasty.

A&N said...

really tasty and colorful recipe! The Kachumbar adds the 'healthy' element to the preparation.
Badhdha saras chhe :)
-A

Srivalli said...

this looks so delicious!..the flavors must be fighting to come out!!

Priyanka said...

Ah...you forgot one thing to complete this perfect kathiawadi meal- Chaas:) great post Trupti.

jaspreet singh said...

Hi.. nice and simple recipes.. I tried it myself with little punjabi touch and turned out great..

Jaspreet Singh

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Purva Desai said...

Wow I always love Bharela Marcha, but I have never tried with Yellow and Red Peppers.....will try this soon....
Thats gr8 to know even you are Gujarati Brahmin.....we are Anavil Brahmins....hw abt u???

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