Sunday, August 24, 2008

Stuffed Green Peppers

Sorry haven't posted for some time. First, I had some keyboard issues with my i-book which was not surprising considering the five years of continuous use. After two trips to the "genius bar" I now have a swanky new keyboard , Thank God!. There have also been some big developments that I shall tell you about soon. As for now I'm just about managing keeping up with work and home, leave alone blogging. Here is a recipe I promised long back but never got around to posting. I love stuffed peppers whether stuffed with potato as shown here or with meat and rice. I like to bake my green pepper to get that roasted pepper flavor. Hope you like this.

Ingredients (serves 2)

2 large green peppers
3 large potatoes, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
2 green chillies, slit
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
salt to taste
1 tsp lemon juice


Cut the top off the green pepper. Scoop out insides to retain the pepper shell. If needed make a shallow horizontal cut at the base of the pepper to help it stand straight. Rub pepper with oil inside and out. Keep aside. Meanwhile heat about 1 tbslp oil in a pot. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and green chillies. As they sputter add onions and fry till transparent. Then add the potatoes and turmeric. Mix. Cover and cook on low heat. Add salt and lemon juice and cook for another minute or so. (Frankly you can use any recipe for the potato filling as long as the micture is not runny. Leftovers are great too). When the mix is ready cool a bit. Then using a spoon add the filling into the green peppers. Now bake at 400 degrees till peppers soften and are cooked to your liking (about 30 minutes depending on your oven). I like to leave my peppers slightly undercooked to avoid sogginess.


Sharmila said...

WB. Is the pepper in the snap baked too?And it still manages to stand up straight? Admirable pepper:-)Jokes apart .. I often just char the outer part .. get the roasted flavour as well as the firmness.The recipe is so simple I love it. :-)

Naina said...

This picture was taken after baking for about 15 minutes (not long enough) and I had to put it back in. It still stood up straight after baking longer. I have sometimes just roasted the peppers on a pan like you said.

Miri said...

That is one scrumptious looking stuffed pepper!

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