Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Stuffed Green Peppers

Last weekend it was time to try out something new in our kitchen. We had Green Pepper/Capsicum lying in the fridge waiting for her turn to come onto the cutting board.Personally,I don't like Green Pepper and so,that is one of the vegetables I use when I am left with no option. Looking at Green Pepper,I was thinking of trying something that can make me appetizing.Then came out our Besan stuffed Capsicum recipe. All I did for this was just made the pakodi batter and stuffed it inside Green Pepper and deep fried it(I don't prefer though).
2 medium sized green peppers(small ones are preferred)
1 cup besan sieved without any lumps
1/2 onion finely chopped
salt and chilly powder according to taste
1/2 of small tomato finely chopped(optional)
1 green chilly finely chopped(optional)
1/2 tsp jeera(ajwain can also be used)
you can also add apinch of garam masala powder or 1 garlic flake crushed if desired
a small pinch of baking soda
Mix besan red chilly powder,salt,jeera,tomato, onion,finely chopped green chilly and pinch of soda to a thick batter using water. Slit capsicum either horizontally or vertically. Cut off the stalk and deseed. Stuff with the besan mixture and do not over stuff as green pepper's will not cook properly . Deep fry in hot oil on medium flame to ensure that green peppers are properly cooked inside and serve with rice.


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