Thursday, April 24, 2014

Cut Mirchi Chat

Serves 2
For the Mirchi Bhaji;
Green Long Peppers - 5
Besan Flour - 1 cup
Rice Flour - 2 tbspns
Chili Powder - 1 tsp, adjust according to taste
Salt - as per taste
Oil for deep frying

Sieve the besan flour and rice flour together. Then add chili powder and salt. Mix water to make a thick batter. Wash, clean and pat dry the peppers. Slit lengthwise at one end and remove the seeds if you do not prefer hot chilies. Or else skip this step. Now dip the peppers in the batter and deep fry in the hot oil.
Repeat the process and fry all the peppers. Cut the mirchis into circles. Keep it separate.

Cut Mirchi Chat:
Mirchi Bhaji - 4, cut into circles
Peanuts - 1/2 cup, unsalted
Red Onions* - 1/2 cup, finely chopped
Cilantro - 2 tbspns, finely chopped
Chili Powder - 3/4 tsp
Chat Masala - 1/2 tsp
Salt - as per taste
Oil - 2 tbspns

*To avoid the raw taste of the onions keep the chopped onions in the cold water for 10 minutes. Drain and use the onions as needed.

Heat the oil in a pan and add salt. Now add the peanuts and roast them for 2-3 minutes. Now add the onions, chili powder and required salt. Saute them for 2 -3 minutes. Switch off the stove. Garnish with chopped cilantro and chat masala. 

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