mearl223 On November - 28 - 2009

Veg. Stuffed Bell-peppers

Bell-peppers stuffed with a flavorful mix of paneer/cottage cheese & vegetables like carrots, peas & potatoes.

 

 

PrepTime 20mins – CookTime 20mins – Serves 4

 

 

 

Ingredients :

4 medium bell peppers of any color
200g paneer cubes (small)
100g grean peas
1 medium finely chopped onion
1 medium size potato – cut in small cubes
1 carrot – cut as the potatoes
2 green chilies – chopped
1/2 bunch coriander leaves
1/4 tsp red-chili pwd
1/4 tsp turmeric pwd
1/4 tsp cumin pwd
1/4 tsp pepper pwd
salt to taste
cooking oil
2 tbsp butter
some thick thread


Cooking Instructions:

1. Soak paneer in turmeric-water.

2. Heat some cooking oil & fry the onions till pink.

3. Then add the chillies & powder spices and fry well.

4. Add the potatoes & carrots with a lil’ water and cook for 5 whole minutes, tossing a few times in between.

5. Drain the paneer & add along with some salt – Cook till its done/

6. Toss in the chopped leaves & then simmer open to dry out excess water.

7. Cut a ‘lid’ off the top of each capsicum, empty the cavity & apply the butter to its inner & outer surfaces.

8. Fill them equally with the veggies & cover with their lids tying with some thread to secure the lid in place.

9. Grease a pan & shallow fry the stuffed bell-peppers, sprinkling some salt on them.

10. Cover & cook till they are soft; don’t overcook till they are soggy.

11. Cut off the threads & serve hot as an appetizer or side to a rice dish.

 

Alternatives:

1. Grate some cheese onto the stuffed bellpeppers before tying & frying them.

2. Stuffed & tied bell-peppers can be baked instead of shallow-fried.

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