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Spicy Stuffed Long Green Chillies

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Spicy stuffed long green chillies

Stuffed chillies like these are perfect as a snack or starter.

These spicy stuffed long green chillies are to die for!

Green chillies stuffed with spiced gram flour!? You’re just going to have to trust me here if you don’t already know how good these spicy stuffed long green chillies are.

These stuffed  green chillies make the perfect appetizer  or a side dish. Heck, I like having them around just to snack on. They’re good for you so why not? 

Long green chillies are a lot milder than the smaller bird’s eye chillies used in a lot of Indian cooking. They are still spicy but not numbingly so. If you still want to reduce the heat some, remove the seeds. That is where most of the heat is.

The filling for these stuffed  green chillies may seem strange but it works so well. Once fried, it becomes crispy on the exposed bit and nice and soft in the centre. 

If there is one Indian street food recipe you need to try, this is it!

If you loved this recipe for stuffed chillies try these other comparable ones:

Pickled Thai Red Chillies
Mango Salad with Chillies
Carrot Salad with Chillies

Making stuffed long green chillies

Roast the flour until fragrant and lightly browned. The stir in the spices and salt.

Making stuffed green chillies

Stir in about 70ml water and mix with your hands into a dough.

Making stuffed long green chillies

Slit each green chilli down the centre and remove the seeds with you thumb. Then fill with the dough.

Making stuffed long green chillies

Add the oil and fry over low heat.

Making stuffed chillies

As the chillies cook, they will change colour and become softer. This will make it easier to fry on all sides.

Spicy stuffed long green chillies

When heated through and soft, sprinkle with a little salt and serve on their own or with a good raita.


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Like most Indian street food, these stuffed long green chillies and meant to be eaten on the go. They are easy to pick up and devour. 

Like the look of the stuffed green chillies? You must try this authentic recipe!

Yield: 4

Spicy Stuffed Long Green Chillies

Spicy Stuffed Long Green Chillies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 125ml (1/2 cup) rapeseed oil
  • 100g gram flour
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp mango powder
  • 70ml water
  • Salt to taste ( I use just under one teaspoon)
  • 350g long green chillies


  1. Heat 1 teaspoon of the oil over medium high heat in a large frying pan. Pour in the flour and work it with a whisk or for in the pan so that it toastes evenly. The flour is ready when fragrant and lightly browned. Add theturmeric, chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, mango powder and salt and transfer to a mixing bowl.
  2. Pour in the water and work with your hands into a thick paste. Slit your green chillies down the middle and remove most of the seeds with your thumb. Then stuff the chillies with the gram flour paste.
  3. Heat the remaining oil in a frying pan over low heat. Add the chillies and fry until they are soft and begin to change colour. You should see a few blackened spots and blisters on the chillies. Serve immediately on their own or with a good raita or coconut chutney.

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