Saturday, 20 August 2011

Stuffed bell peppers / capsicum

Bell peppers are colourful and are packed with nutrients, which is why I often try recipes with this vegetable. In this recipe, I used potato peas masala for stuffing and you can also try stuffing flavored rice, lentils, nuts, cheese, etc. I have used medium sized bell peppers here but you can try this recipe with small-sized bell peppers too.

Ingredients - serves 4
  • Capsicum - 2
  • Chopped onion - 1/2 cup
  • Potato - 2 nos 
  • Ginger garlic paste (I used store bought paste) - 1 tsp
  • Green chilli - 2
  • Peas - 1/4 cup
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Mustard - 1 tsp
  • Jeera - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil - 2 tblsp
  • Salt to taste

  • Boil 2 cups of water with salt
  • Cut the tops of the capsicum and remove the seeds.Drop the capsicum in boiling water, let them cook for 5 minutes and keep it aside

  • Pressure cook the potatoes until tender,remove the skin and mash it
  • Heat the pan with 1 tblsp of oil add mustard seeds and when it pops add jeera
  • Add ginger garlic paste, fry for a minute and add chopped onions, chillies, peas and turmeric - saute well
  • Now add mashed potato with required salt and your masala is ready

  • Stuff the masala into the cooked capsicum

  • Heat 1 tblsp of oil in the pan and place the stuffed capsicum. Turn them to sides inbetween so that they could get brown evenly on all sides

  • Serve with roti or rice
Nutritional Information
  • Capsicum contains high concentrations of antioxidant compounds that have nutritional benefits. These compounds help protect our body from toxins and free radicals that cause aging and skin damage.
  • Capsicum is rich in Vitamins - A, C, E, etc. 
  • Per serving = 170 calories approximately

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