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Pan Fried Stuffed Chillies

Bharwan Mircha

Pan-fried stuffed chillies

This hot and spicy side dish is taken from Food of the Grand Trunk Road, a book written by head chef at Moti Mahal, Anirudh Arora and Hardeep Singh Kohli, which features recipes picked up whilst travelling along one of the oldest and longest roads in South East Asia.

Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • 4 red banana chillies (very large chillies for stuffing)
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus extra for frying
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 2.5-cm/1-inch piece ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • few curry leaves, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and very finely diced
  • 60 g/2 oz peas, defrosted if frozen
  • 3 potatoes, boiled and very finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • salt, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 30 g/11/4 oz Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons Mint and coriander chutney (see page 133)

Method

Step 1: Cut the chillies in half lengthwise, deseed and set aside.

Step 2: Make the stuffing. Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds and allow them to crackle. Step 3: Add the ginger, green chillies and curry leaves and sauté for 1 minute.

Step 4: Add the carrot and green peas and cook until soft. Add the potatoes, turmeric, chilli powder and salt. Step 5: Cook for 2–3 minutes. Sprinkle over the garam masala and lemon juice and check for seasoning. Turn off the heat and allow the mixture to cool.

Step 6: Once cold, add the grated cheese and Mint and coriander chutney. Stuff the chillies with this mixture.

Step 7: Heat a non-stick pan, add oil and cook the chillies for 1–2 minutes on each side over a low heat, turning regularly until golden. Make sure that the stuffing does not ooze out.

Recipe taken from Food of the Grand Trunk Road.

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