Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Stuffed Green Peppers

Isn't the concept of stuffing wonderful? Stuffing an ingredient with entirely different ingredients, makes for interesting texture, interesting taste and presentation. There is no limit to what you can do, let your imagination run wild thinking what you can stuff. There are recorded recipes for stuffing peppers, aubergines, courgettes, gourds (all the different varieties), cucumbers... you name it and it's there. Fruits have been traditionally used as a stuffing, rather than something to stuff... 'stuff' into! :-) Yet, there are recipes for stuffed fruits too.

In my case, I have stuffed gram flour into peppers. You can also check out my friend Laxmi's site for a wonderful peppers stuffed with chicken recipe on You will find some gorgeous recipes here as well.

For my basic Indian gram flour stuffed green peppers, here is the recipe.

  • 5 to 6 large green peppers
  • 4 tbsp gram flour
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp dry mango powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp oil for frying
Roast the gram flour in a wok for 5 minutes till you get the aroma of roasted gram flour. Add the dry spices except mustard seeds, and salt into it and roast for one more minute. Remove from heat and add a little water to obtain a paste like consistency.

Slit the peppers and stuff the paste into the cavity within the peppers.

Heat oil in a wok and add the mustard seeds. Once they start popping, place the peppers one by one into the oil. Fry till they are evenly browned on each side. Serve hot!

Don't they look like little newborn puppies? ;-) Although, green colored!

Happy Cooking!

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