If 'bhaiya aur teekha dena' are the words that you live by, you've come to the right place! Chillis are an integral part of Indian cuisine and we just cannot do without them. They are one of the most prominent features of Indian cooking and many of you will agree that the kick that fresh chillies bring into any recipe is irreplaceable. The heat doesn't stop us from biting on them regularly and neither will it stop us from enjoying them in a variety of different ways. If you are a fan of all things fiery and spicy, you'd love to know that we have curated a list of recipes that you can make with different kinds of chillies. From pakoda to sabji, here are 5 recipes made with loads of chillies that are totally worth the hype.
5 Delicious Recipes Made With Chillies:
1. Mirchi ka Aachar: (Our recommendation)
Mirchi ka aachar is hands down one of the best meal accompaniments and there is no arguing about that. Some make it more tangy than spicy and some like stuffing it with masala, whatever your favourite way of enjoying this aachar is, the ultimate kick is the heat of the chillies that makes the dish an unforgettable one. From Banarasi to Gujarati, here is a list of 5 mirchi aachars that you can try making at home.
2. Mirchi ka Vada:
A milder version of the ultra-spicy green chillies, this mirchi ka vada is made with larger green chilli that can be enjoyed by people of all ages! Mirchi vada is a favourite monsoon snack but can be enjoyed on any given day. The stuffing and chutney that you pair it with makes the dish an instant hit! Click here for the recipe.
3. Hari Mirch Sabzi:
A perfect sabzi to pair with poori, paratha and roti, the mirchi ki sabzi is a must-try dish. Make with milder chillies if you like, or remove maximum of the seeds to lower the heat level of the chillies. A luscious gravy made with besan is topped with fried chillies and lots of masala to make for the perfect dish to enjoy on any given day. Click here for the recipe.
4. Mirchi ka Koota:
A dish from the land which is known for its hot weather and spicy food, this Rajasthani mirchi ka koota is one of those quick side dishes that you can make to enhance the taste on any platter. Green chillies are crushed and cooked with hot spices, milk and a little sugar. This traditional Rajasthani dish is dangerously fiery and certainly not for the faint hearted! Click here for the recipe.
5. Mirchi ka Salan:
A famous accompaniment with biryani, mirchi ka salan can also be made to pair with other simpler dishes. The Hyderabadi mirchi ka salan is made with chillies, peanuts and an array of spices. It is made by preparing thick and flavourful gravy made with peanuts, poppy seeds, coconuts and cooking them with other ingredients. The green chillies are then doused in the gravy before serving hot with biryani, pulao, roti or rice. Click here for the recipe.
There you go, turn up the heat with these delicious recipes. Too hot to handle? Here's a bonus list of chilled summer desserts to cool you down after a fiery meal spread.