Deep Fried Malu Miris (Stuffed Banana Peppers)
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8-10 Malu miris (Banana Peppers)
2-3 cups of oil
2-3 cups of bread crumbs
Ingredients for batter:
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 egg
Pinch of turmeric (optional)
Pinch salt
Ingredients for filling:
1/2 lb potatoes boiled and skins removed
2 onions chopped
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 tsp of curry powder
1/2 tsp of chillie powder
sprig of curry leaves (optional)

Make filling:
Mash the potatoes. Stir fry the onions in oil in a pan for about 4-5 mins under low heat. Add the curry powder and chillie powder. Fry of a minute. Add the potatoes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

Make the batter:
Combine flour, eggs and salt in a bowl. Add enough water to make a think batter. Stir to get rid of lumps.
Now prepare the peppers:
Slit the peppers lengthwise, just long enough to stuff the fillings. Carefully remove the seeds, taking care not to break the pepper. Fill the cavity with the filling.
Dip the prepared the peppers in the batter. Next dip them in the bread crumbs.
Deep fry till golden brown. Serve hot.

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