Friday, February 17, 2012

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57th Idea Filmfare Awards 2012 - A Night To Remember!

Stuffed Hari Mirch (Stuffed Serrano Peppers) !!

"Giving Modern Twists To Old Favorites"-
A topic, to which I shall return to later my friends :D!!

I love food, but then I don't like to Travel- I am more of a Home Bird ...I am lazy bones! Hence my passion for food has not yet taken me around the world. I can say one thing though, it sure has got me glued to the Travel and Food Channels! One of the greatest joys of watching these channels is getting to know more about food, places and people and that too a.) getting the gist and knowing more about the ingredients without tasting their food, b.) getting to know the people around without meeting them in person and the last one I love the most, that is c.) zero travelling! Now, all I want to do is seek out to the markets around and shop for a variety of food ingredients. Once I am done with my shopping, and when I leave from the markets, all I can think about is getting back to my own kitchen and re-creating the dishes!

Menus all over the world are most likely guided by the seasons and traditions! Preparing top-quality food with a blend of ingredients and perfect simplicity is a valued attribute for any Cook, be they professional or domestic. Spiced street food and snacks, vada pavs and kanda bhaji's, bhel-puri or chaat, have been an integral part of my life- sometimes eaten outdoors on the go or as a part of an indoor meal!! Luxury hotels serve refined international cuisine for the wealthy and tourists, but it is the everyday food from hundreds of stalls and dhabbas on street corners that has often managed to capture my attention!

Clear, clean flavours from besan, coconut, sesame seeds, cumin, and amchur powder, and blasts of heat from one of the hottest chillies sums up the essence of this 'Tantalizing Stuffed Mirchi!'  This recipe does not involve complex preparations and yet the end result is satisfying! 
I love this Teekhi Mirchi and I would request you all to embrace the hot ingredients and flavors with equal enthusiasm as the warm sun rays or the soft rains pet your window panes!  

Method :-

1. Wash, dry , slit & deseeded Serrano Peppers
2. Now, cut the Serrano Peppers in such a way that we can fill in the masala.
3. In a pan heat 2 tsp of oil.
4. Now gently saute these ingredients for 3-4 minutes on low flame,  4 tbsp besan ( chick pea flour), 1 tsp each of red chilli powder, cumin powder, 1/2 tsp of roasted and powdered sesame seeds, garam masala is optional, 1tsp of coconut powder is also optional, very little salt, jaggery,amchur powder, 1/4 tsp haldi, pinch of asafoetida,
5. Remove the above mixture in a bowl and add some chopped cilantro.
6. Now mix it all together to form a coarse and crumbly mixture.
7. Stuff the mirchi with the above masala.
8. Put the stuffed mirchis in a frying pan and add just a little oil from all the sides of mirchi.
9. Cover and cook the chillies on low heat till the skin feels tender.
10. Serve these Hot Serrano Peppers with Jeera Rice n Daal Fry Or Hot Nann/Rotis