Thursday 22 July 2010

Marcha nu shak-Cayenne green chillies curry.

Marcha nu shak-Cayenne green chillies  are a mild and sweet tasting long chilli,  that have a smooth shiny texture. Simply delicious when  cooked in a sweet and spicy masala made from onions and an array of traditional spices.


12 long green cayenne chillies( very mild in taste)
1 medium red onion finely diced
2 medium tomatoes chopped and pureed.
2 tablespoon fried gram coarsely powdered
1/2 teaspoon garlic paste
1 teaspoon chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 table spoon olive oil or sun flower oil.
1 tablespoon grated jaggery
1/2 tablespoon fresh chopped coriander for garnish.


1. Wash and slit the chillies on one side only length ways.
2. In a bowl add the fried gram powder,coriander powder, cumin powder, salt, turmeric powder and  chilli powder
3.Mix thoroughly and add the grated jaggery and chopped coriander.Mix again.
4. Divide the mixture into two and reserve one half for gravy.
5. Fill the slits in the chillies with the mixture.
6. In a pan add the oil, when hot add the mustard seeds, once they splutter add the garlic paste and saute.
7. Add the onions and fry till translucent, add the pureed tomatoes and the reserved spice mixture.Cook tomatoes till spices infuse and tomatoes start to leave oil.
8. Add the prepared chillies and cover with sauce.Add two tablespoons of water cover and cook on low heat till chillies soften and are tender but still holding shape.(Approx 15 minutes)
10 Transfer to serving dish and garnish with fresh chopped coriander.

Serve with hot rotis or parathas

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  1. Mouthwatering...I'm on a diet and these pics are killing me.

  2. Hey,
    Glad to see you back. How was your vacation?

    I would love to gorge on your green chillies gravy.
    Hamaree Rasoi

  3. That might be one spicy dish...which im craving now after seeing the pic

  4. Looks lip smacking gud...drooling here

  5. Just the thought my tounge tickles, looks so so delish.

  6. delicious... my mom loves these..

  7. Looks spicy N delicious sabji..
    How was your vacaton?

  8. Cayenne chilly curry looks so so good..Drooling here dear...

    Kairali sisters

  9. green chilli curry looks sooooo tempting ...very new for me ..will try it surely was ur vacation dear?? hope u had a gr8 time :)


  10. Beautiful click and so well presented dear. Absolutely tasty preparation, just love the ingredients going in it.

  11. Hey Nayna.. that sounds like a really delicious side dish! Looks pretty too! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  12. Nayna, this is very new to me..thanks for shring this..very well presented and a wonderful click..

  13. wat a beautiful presenation...luks delicious ...will definitely try it

  14. March nu shak-Cayenne green chillies curry looks delicious.

  15. Hot hot hot !!! Spicy chillies :)

    Cheers n Happy Cooking!

  16. Looks superb. I have bookmarked and surely trying it out.

  17. Very tempting clicks... I like those yellow pots that you have in the back... adds a very familiar touch to your click!!

  18. WOW i love marcha nu shak, tasty and yummyyy post :))

  19. Your marcha nu shak looks very tasty. Excellent with hot rotlis.

  20. PS welcome back. Hope you had a great holiday.

  21. Yummyilicious curry, looks fabulous..hope u enjoyed ur break..

  22. Yummyilicious curry, looks fabulous..hope u enjoyed ur break..

  23. Spicy n tasty dish..Hope u had a great vacation..

  24. Looks delicious..I'm drooling here!!!

  25. I dint know of a recipe like and interesting

  26. yumm..and lovely click..

  27. too tempting...nice presentation

  28. This looks really appetizing! Hope you had a great vacation :)

  29. Hey Nayna ! How are you ? Chillies look so spicy n flavorful...yummy yumm

  30. Oh wow this sounds super good and spicy.,....Loved ur first pic, can't wait to give it a try :)

  31. sabzi with chillies sounds spicy n tasty.. looks tempting!

  32. Oh this recipe is new to me, a hot side dish with chillies. I'm so eager to try this:)


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