Kathiyawadi style varadiya marcha | how to make bharwa mirch | besan stuffed bharwa mirch

Kathiyawadi style varadiya marcha also called as bharela marcha. It is a combination of hot chilies and mild tangy stuffing makes it very flavourful. The stuffing is made from gram flour usually spiced with some Indian spices. Generally “bhavnagari green chili” used to make this recipe, but if it is not available then I shared simple tips to decrease its spiciness. It is a really simple recipe and adds great taste to the meal. It is very popular in Gujarati household and usually served as a side dish with chapattis and dal.

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Kathiyawadi style varadiya marcha | how to make bharwa mirch | besan stuffed bharwa mirch

Nehas Cook Book
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins


  • 8-10 green chilli
  • Salted water
  • 6 tbsp oil
  • 1 cup gram flour besan
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 3 tsp coriander powder
  • ¼ tsp of hing
  • 3 tsp sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • Water to sprinkle


  • Firstly, make a slit on 8-10 green chili and remove veins and seeds of chilies.
  • Then in a bowl, take 2 cup hot water and add salt in it. Dip all chilies in it for 10-15 minutes.
  • In a pan, add 2 tbsp oil and 1 cup gram flour in it. Roast till gram flour changes its color and turn aromatic.
  • Take roasted gram flour into bowl and then add ¼ tsp turmeric powder, 3 tsp coriander powder, pinch of asafetida, ½ tsp garam masala, 3 tsp sugar, 4 tsp lemon juice, salt to taste and ½ tsp kashmiri red chili powder. Mix well. Then add oil and with your finger tip mix oil with gram flour.
  • Take out green chilli from hot water and dry it. Then stuff masala into slits of chilies.
  • Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan, add 1 tsp mustard seed, 1 tsp cumin seed and pinch of hing in it.
  • Add stuffed chilies and sprinkle some water on it. Cover and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • When chilies are properly cooked, then add ¼ cup gram flour masala and cook for another 1 minutes.
  • Serve tasty bharela marcha with roti or dal.


  • Dip silted chilli into hot salted water so decrease its spiciness.
  • Roast gram flour till it changes color.
  • The shelf life of masala is 8-10 days in refrigerator.


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