Stuffed Capsicum Recipe

Stuffed Capsicum


Total time: 15 mins (Prep time: 9 minutes, cook time: 4 minutes).
Serves 4 people

Capsicum - 4 large
Green chillies - 2 chopped
Onion - 1 finely chopped
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbspn
Coriander - fresh leaves chopped - 2 tbspns
Cottage Cheese - 500 gms chopped fine
Mashed potato - 1/2 cup instant potato mash mixed with 1/2 cup water
Dry mango powder (amchur) - 1 tspn
Red chilli powder - 1.5 tspns
Salt to taste (we put 3/4th tspn)
Olive oil - 1 tspn for cooking paneer
Garam masala powder - 1 tspn

How to make Stuffed Capsicum

Capsicums have a strong flavour that mixes well with Indian food. In this recipe I have used an instant mashed potato mix powder. It's available in most general stores and takes less than five seconds to whip up.

Step One: Wash capsicums. Slice them from the top and remove the seeds to make them hollow. You might have to remove the white parts from within as well. Slice a thin layer from the bottom, without cutting into the hollow, so that your capsicums can stand steadily.

Step Two: Heat oil in a pan and fry onions till they are light pink.

Step Three: Add ginger garlic paste and saut├ę for a minute.

Step Four: Add green chillies and keep stirring.

Step Five: Add the mashed potatoes, paneer, dhania leaves, salt, mango powder, red chilli powder and garam masala powder. Mix well while stirring. Cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step Six: Divide the mixture evenly and stuff into the six capsicums.

Step Seven: Place capsicums on a greased microwave dish. We use a square or rectangular glass bowl.
Cook uncovered in the microwave on high for four minutes.

Although there are only four stuffed capsicums, the size after stuffing is pretty big. One capsicum per person is about fair, since this won't be the only thing you serve. The best way to eat them is with your hands as you would a roll because the stuffing tends to fall out if you slice the capsicums with a knife. Serve with rice or roti and a chicken or mutton dish.

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