Pitachi Mirchi

Pitachi Mirchi

From   India Unlimited

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 25 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Main Course

A popular Maharashtrian dish that pairs well with bhakri – a poor man’s daily meal enjoyed by the rich very often


  • Gram flour (besan) 2½ cups
  • Medium green capsicums, cut into 1 inch pieces 2
  • Oil 2 tbsps
  • Mustard seeds 1½ tsps
  • Curry leaves 12 to 15
  • Turmeric powder ½ tsp
  • Asafoetida 1 pinch
  • Medium onion, chopped 1
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chilli powder 1 tsp


  • Heat a non-stick pan, add gram flour and dry roast till fragrant.
  • Heat oil in another non-stick pan, add mustard seeds and curry leaves. When the seeds splutter, add turmeric powder, asafoetida, onion and green capsicums and mix well.
  • Add red chilli powder and mix well. Add around 4 cups water and mix well.
  • Add roasted gram flour and whisk well so that no lumps form. Add salt and cook till thick.
  • Transfer into serving bowl and serve hot with bhakri.