How to make Bharli Mirchi - A famous Maharashtrian dish made of stuffed green Bhavnagri chillies.

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Green Chillies (हरी मिर्च ), Coconut (नारियल)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Bharli Mirchi Recipe Card

Bharli Mirchi

The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

For more recipes related to Bharli Mirchi checkout Chilli Chicken, Baked Stuffed Chilli, Chilli Hoppers, Keema Stuffed Chillies . You can also find more Snacks and Starters recipes like Egg Chaat, Salt And Pepper Chicken, Dahi Wada, Chicken Popcorn.

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Bharli Mirchi Recipe

  • Green Chillies 8 large

  • Coconut

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 5 tablespoons

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon

  • Coconut scraped 2 cups

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Fennel seed (saunf) powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cumin powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Raw mango grated 1 small

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 3 tablespoons


Step 1

Slit green chillies and remove seeds. Apply a little salt and set aside for thirty minutes. Wash and drain well.

Step 2

Heat two tablespoons of oil and temper with asafoetida, mustard seeds and turmeric powder. Add coconut and sauté till lightly coloured. Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, fennel powder and salt.

Step 3

Sauté till well mixed and dry.Add raw mango and continue to sauté. Add coriander leaves, mix well and remove from heat and set aside to cool. Stuff mixture into chillies and set aside.

Step 4

Heat remaining oil in a shallow pan. Place the chillies, cover and cook for two to three minutes. Turn around the chillies and then cover and continue to cook for two to three minutes more or till both sides are evenly cooked.

Step 5

Remove and serve hot.