Thursday, February 21, 2008

Majjiga Mirapakayalu/ Dried Sour Chillies


Yoghurt - 1/2 litre
Water - to make it thin
Salt - as needed
Green chillies - 15 no.
(long variety)


Wash the green chillies, slit them in the middle (by keeping intact). In a Plastic container add yoghurt, water, salt and beat it. Now add slit chillies to it, put the lid on top. In the morning take a steel tray, keep the chillies side by side (do not throw away the butter milk) and keep it in a sunny area whole day. In the evening add these chillies to the same buttermilk, repeat this process for 3 days. On the 3 rd day throw away the buttermilk. Now keep these chillies under the hot sun until all the chillies are dried up. You can turn now and then. But make sure to keep inside in the evening. Store these in an air-tight container, keep serviattes in side to remove any moisture it may have. Will stay for an year.

While serving:

Deep fry the chillies and serve.

Serve with Yoghurt rice or daddojanem and any lentil curry. Yum........................


You can stuff these chillies with turmeric, mustard powder, fenugreek powder, amchur (dried mango powder), hing and kala namak (black salt) or salt. When you have slitted the chilli, sprinkle some of this mixture inside and keep in butter milk. Taste will be so

© 2008 by Rajani Rayudu