Sunday, November 14, 2010

* Stuffed Bell Pepper

These  stuffed bell peppers were one of my long awaited  dish.And one fine  day in my experimental spree, I opened my refrigerator  and gathered my  favorite  ingredients and  wanted to  make  the  stuffed bell peppers before these petite  bell peppers are  either  spoiled or  consumed  in any  other form(I always  have  10  different  ways  to  eat  bell pepper,love them).   Of course  I searched in Internet and   as  expected  I didn't find all the  ingredients at home the recipes  called for , then  decided just  listen to my  instinct  and  voila the resulting dish  won Shaan's heart. We  enjoyed these beauties , they were   wholesome dish. The stuffing are  upto the individual  taste .
here is  what  I used :

Ingredients :
  1. Red or Orange or Yellow Bell peppers - 4(Smaller  ones  are good  for this dish)
  2. Cumin Seeds                                        - 1/2  tsp
  3. Onion(finely chopped)                          -  2 tb sp
  4. Zucchini(Shredded)                              -  1/2 cup
  5. Mozzarella Cheese(Shredded)              - 1/2 cup
  6. Sweet corn                                           - 1 cup
  7. Cooked Rice                                        - 1/2 cup
  8. Garlic(Finely chopped)                         - 2 tb  sp
  9. Portobello mushrooms(Chopped)          - 1  cup
  10. Tomatoes(Chopped)                          - 3 tb sp
  11. Green Onion(Chopped)                         - 3 tb sp
  12. Garam masala                                       - 1/2 tsp
  13. Salt                                                       - to taste
Procedure :

 1. Wash  and pat dry the  bell peppers.Chop a  thin  section of  the bell peppers so that they  sit comfortably
      while  baking.
 2. Cut the tops off the peppers and remove all the seeds from inside and  toss them on the pan  with a  tea
     spoon of  vegetable oil for  3-4  minutes and  keep them in aside  in the baking dish.

3.  Next  step is to prepare the  stuffing. The Stuffing  has  as may options  as you can think  of, you can do 
     with  meat or  vegetables.Here  I tried  with all the veggies.
4. Start with a  a table  spoon  of  vegetable  oil in a  pan, splutter cumin seeds then  add chopped onions. 
    Once Onions are  soft add Shredded Zucchini.Cook it  for  a minute then  add the chopped tomatoes and 
5. Cook them for  5 minutes add garlic, then  add the shredded mozzarella,sweet corn and  cooked rice.
    Mix  in  and cook for  another 2 minutes. then  add  the garam masala  and  chopped  green onions to the
   mixture and  the stuffing is ready.
6. Now  stuff the  bell peppers, after the peppers are full, put the tops back on.
7. Cover the entire baking dish with aluminum foil and throw the dish into the over for 30 minutes in to 
   350F Preheated oven  .
8. Remove the foil and cook for an additional 10 minutes.
                             Make sure the peppers are tender, but not falling apart.

Thanks  for  visiting and  I would  love to hear  from you  if you liked your  stay here.
Happy cooking and  cheers. 


  1. Thatz what is called 'Awesome' ....... Darn cute looking peppers !!

  2. OMG looks awesome,delicious pepper.

  3. wow this is a dish that i've always wanted to try. i'm going to wait until the yellow peppers are cheaper to try this out :D

  4. nice the color..looks mouthwatering...

    Btw...great to hear that u tried and liked the chicken :)

  5. rich and colorful, awesome work...beautiful clicks.

  6. Thanks everybody for the lovely comments.

  7. Hi Nikki, thanks for your wonderful comments on my blog, also i have always posted your comments on my blog, I am not sure why you are not able to see them...stuffed bell peppers sound delicious, i love the stuffing! I am glad you liked the cake and if you want to reference my recipe on your blog..i'll be honored..thank you!

  8. Hey,

    Beautifully stuffed bell peppers...Love the colour...:)


  9. @ Sameerna , Sharmilee,,thanks a lots for the lovely thoughts.
    Enjoy and happy cooking,