Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Stuffed Capsicum
One more recipe that I made on Diwali! My husband and kids licked their plates clean.

Halved capsicums

Capsicum – 4 (small)
Potatoes – 2 (medium)
Ginger – ½ inch piece
Garlic – 3 cloves
Green chillies – 2
Cheese – 2 cubes
Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp (chopped)
Oil – 4 tsp
Corn flour – ½ tsp
Salt to taste

For Gravy:

Onions – 2 (large)
Dhaniya (coriander seeds) – 1 tsp
Jeera (cumin seeds) – 1 tsp
Saunf (fennel seeds) – ½ tsp
Lavang (cinnamon) – 2
Cinnamon bar – ½ inch piece
Khus khus – ½ tsp
Black pepper – 4
Elaichi (cardamom) – 1


Gravy cooking
1.    Cook the potatoes in a pressure pan. Let them cool, peel and mash them thoroughly with a pav-bhaji masher.
2.    Coarse grind the ginger-garlic-chilly into a paste.
3.    Grate the cheese.
4.    Along with the coriander leaves and some salt, mix the items in 1, 2 & 3. This will form the filling.
5.    Add a couple of spoons of oil in a non-stick flat pan and toss the capsicum pieces in it. Keep on low flame and cook with lid on for a short while. Keep stirring them till they are semi-cooked. Keep aside to cool.
6.    Stuff the potato mix into the capsicum shells and arrange on a tray or a flat pan.
7.    Grind the items under gravy, all together, with some water.
8.    Add 2 tsp of oil to a saucepan and when hot, pour the gravy mixture and cook well. Add salt when it is cooked half-way. Let it cook on medium flame for 5-6 minutes before adding the corn-flour that is mixed in 3-4 tsp of water. Cook for 2 more minutes before pouring the hot mixture over the stuffed capsicum.

Serve hot with rotis or puris as you please. It tastes just awesome!


  1. looks yummy, hope sum1 cooks it for me 2..

  2. wow......this gonna rock. I love capsicum whereas my husband does not enjoy my preparation. He wants me to cook in a better way and I did not know to cook it in any other way. Now God has helped me thru u. Love, thanks for this.

  3. Thanks a lot for your mouth watering receipe,i 1will try to do it one of these days as i am a very bad cook!But like to eat these dishes!Thanks for the receipe.Love

  4. i want to try this out! sounds very very yummy.

  5. Hi Sundari, I want to share something here. I tried this recipe yesterday n it came out awesome........my husband loved it, n appreciated me for trying out varieties. But i must say it was time consuming too. So next time i will chop, grind, boil, the ingredients before hand only. Thank u so much.................finally my husband enjoyed CApsicum