Thursday, July 22, 2010

Stuffed Green Pepper.....Healthy and Delicious!

Today I picked fresh Green Bell Peppers from my garden which were ready to be harvested! Fresh picked veggies taste so wonderful. As soon as I picked these from the garden, my husband requested to prepare stuffed peppers for the dinner. We enjoyed having these for Dinner with Daal and Chappati. A fulfilling delicious dinner!

Bell pepper is also called Capsicum and comes in different colors including Red, Yellow and Orange. Bell peppers are low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol ,Sodium and is high in Dietary Fiber and many other vitamins.
Bell Pepper stuffed with Spicy Potatoes are delicious to enjoy with dinner or even as snack! 

Let me go ahead and brief you about this healthy recipe (Click here for printable version)

3-4 Green Bell Peppers (Medium Sized)
2 Potatoes (Boiled and mashed)
2 Green Chillies (finely chopped)
1/2 Tsp Chopped Ginger
1/2 Tsp Cumin Seeds
Salt- Per Taste
3/4 Tsp -Red Chilli Powder or Per Taste
1/2 Tsp-Turmeric Powder
1/4 Tsp -Garam Masala 
1/2 Tsp -Coriander Powder
2 Tsp Chopped Coriander Leaves
5 Tbsp Oil ( 2 Tbsp for Making mashed potatoes and 3 Tbsp for Stir Frying Bell Peppers)


Preparing Mashed Potatoes:
1. Heat 2 Tbsp of Oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds once the oil is hot. As soon as it changes color, add green chillies and chopped ginger. Stir Fry for 15-20 seconds.
2. Add all the dry spices and saute for 15 seconds.
3. Add in the mashed potatoes and mix nicely so that the potatoes gets nicely coated with all the spice.
4. Let the potatoes cook for 5-7 minutes while stirring.
5. Turn off the gas and let them cool off a little. Then add the chopped coriander leaves and mix well.

Stuffing and Stir Frying Peppers:
1. Wash the Green Peppers. Cut the tops of the peppers and remove the seeds.
2. Stuff the potatoes into the peppers nicely.
3. Heat 3 Tbsp of oil in the pan and add the Stuffed Bell Peppers. Stir Fry the peppers. Using tongs keep rotating the pepper so that it gets nicely done from all the sides. (We like it dark and nicely done...Its gives a wonderful taste)
4. Take off the gas when its done and put it on the paper towel to remove the extra oil.



Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Stuffed Bell pepper luks very tempting,nice pics...

Priya said...

Slurppp!!mouthwatering stuffed peppers..

Niloufer Riyaz said...

simply superb dish makes up a complete meal with a simple salad

Niloufer Riyaz said...

simply superb dish makes up a complete meal with a simple salad

sridevi said...

wow lovely pic looks yummy .. makes a complete meal onmy table hmmm..

Vegetarian Zest said...

This looks very tempting. i love the glazed and roasted look on the green peppers.

mina joshi said...

The peppers look delicious. I have used rice and mixed vegetables to stuff peppers but potato sounds wonderful!! I tend to put mine in the oven but your way looks great too.

Rachel said...

Thanks for dropping by at my space..led me to this wonderful space... and what can be better than having a meal made from fresh vegs picked off from one's own garden.

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Yes!! really looks yum...

Prathibha said...

wow...Those stuffed peppers look amazing them

Apu said...

These look fab!!

Joy said...

I love stuff peppers. I would never think of using potatoes. I have to try that next time.

Adelina said...

yum... yum... yum! that's all I can say. thanks!

Tes said...

It looks delicious! I want to try this :)

Torviewtoronto said...

I make them the same way
These look delicious

Chef Dennis said...

Those peppers look amazing!! the char on them just makes them scream delicious!! no wonder you got the top 9!! Congratulations!

Health Foodie said...

Mhh this recipe sounds delicious! Potatoes is probably one of my favorite foods, so versatile!

VintageSugarcube said...

Congrats on the top 9. That's very cool! Those peppers look good. I'm trying to lose a few el bees, so I may have to try them out very soon!!

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