Pitachi Mirchi Recipe

11/4 cup Cornmeal / Cornstarch (Makai Ka Atta)
2 tblsp flaked Coconut (Nariyal)
4-5 dried Green Peppers
2 tsp roasted and coarsely ground Sesame seeds (Til)
1 tsp Black Mustard seeds (Rai/Sarson)
Few Curry Leaves (Kari Patta)
1 tsp Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
1 tsp Cayenne Powder
1 tsp Coriander Powder (Dhania Powder)
A pinch of Asafoetida (Hing)
To taste Salt (Namak)
1 tsp Lemon Juice (Nimbu Ka Raas)
4 tblsp Oil
How to make pitachi mirchi:
  • Dry-Roast the cornmeal on low heat till golden.
  • Heat the oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, allow them to pop.
  • Add asafoetida, curry leaves, turmeric, coriander, cayenne powders and salt.
  • Stir for a minute and add peppers.
  • Mix well, add little water and cook the vegetable is done but crisp.
  • Now add cornmeal, coconut, lemon juice and sesame seeds and mix well.
  • Cook until the flour has absorbed all the liquid.
  • Serve hot.

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