Stuffed Masala Chilly – Sun Dried

The simplest and my favourite food is steamed rice and cup of curd rice with pickle or this sun dried stuffed masala chilly. Whenever you run out with time and busy schedules this will be the best option have. If you prepare this sun dried stuffed green chilly and store it – you can have this like anytime, only thing is to prepare rice for that moment, that’s it!


Green chillies – 15


For stuffing masala:

Coriander Powder       – 4 tbsp

Cumin Powder            – 3tbsp

Asafoetida                  – ½ tsp

Menthe Powder          – 1tsp


I use the green chilly which have less spice ( the ones shown in the picture below)

Wash and pat dry the chillies.

Make vertical slits along the chilly. Be careful while doing this so that chilly won’t open up fully.

If you want less spice option remove the seeds. But these chillies are not spicy, so I didn’t remove seeds.


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Now coming to masala powder,

Roast cumin seeds, coriander seeds, menthe seeds, asafetida and  powder them.

Add salt to this powder.


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Now stuff the masala powder in the chillies using a spoon but it’s easy if you use your hand itself!

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Tie the chillies with thread to avoid spilling of masala powder while we keep it for drying.

Now keep it for dry.

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I kept it for 20 days. It really depends on the amount of sun you get. After drying they look like this –


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Store them in an air tight container, stays well for months. Deep fry them in hot oil till crisp and golden brown when required. Enjoy with hot rice with a bowl of curd.


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Sumana Mullunja

Sumana Mullunja

Trying hard to be myself on this Earth. Born and brought up at Puttur, Dakshina Kannada. Completed my B.Sc and pursuing M.Sc Physics from Kuvempu University – Distance Education, Shivamogga.

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