Monday, June 15, 2009

Stuffed Peppers

By far, my favorite vegetable is bell pepper. I just love to buy it, cut it, cook it, eat it and the flavor of it in anything (stop your wild imagination right there! "Anything" = A vegetarian soup/salad/entree), is fantabulous.


  1. Red Onion - 1
  2. Bell (Green/Red/Orange/Yellow) Peppers - 6
  3. Garlic - 4/5
  4. Ginger - 1 tbsp
  5. Serrano Chilli - 2
  6. Potato - 1
  7. Carrot - 1
  8. Peas - 4 tbsp
  9. Kernel Corn - 4 tbsp
  10. Red Kidney Beans - 1/2 cup
  11. Chilli Powder - 1 tbsp
  12. Coriander Powder - 1 tbsp
  13. Turmeric Powder - 1 pinch
  14. Salt - To Taste
  15. Oil - 4 tbsp (Olive/Vegetable/Canola)
  16. Mozarella Cheese - 1/4 cup
Before Baking...

After Baking...

  1. Soak the Red Kidney Beans for 12 hours. Add salt to the soaked red kidney beans and pressure cook the same (one whistle)
  2. Keep the stove on medium flame. Add oil & cumin seends and let it splutter
  3. Finely chop Onions, Ginger, Garlic, Serrano Chilli and add it to the pan
  4. Once the onions turn golden brown, add cut potatoes, carrots, peas, kernel corn & pressure cooked red kindey beans to the pan
  5. Add Chilli Powder, Coriander Powder, Turmeric Powder to the above mixture and close the pan
  6. Cook it like this for 10-15 minutes until the flavour of the powders gel well with the vegetables and beans
  7. While this mixture is getting ready, wash the bell peppers thoroughly and cut the top portion so that it's like a cap for the bottom portion of the pepper. Goes without saying, you have to clean the seeds inside and trash them
  8. Mix salt to 3 tbsp of oil and rub this salted oil mixture throughout the peppers (inside-out)
  9. Now, stuff the vegetables and beans into each of the peppers and garnish it with cheese.
  10. Close the stuffed peppers with the cut portion that and neatly arrange in a baking dish (Take a picture of the same if you'd like to post in your blog!).
  11. If you are smart enough, you should preheat the oven to 350F before starting the stuffing so that you can shove it in oven right after you're done. Otherwise, its not the end of the world, preheat it now and put the stuffed peppers into your oven
  12. It takes anywhere from 20-40 minutes depending on the oven, so, after 20~ minutes, keep looking at the peppers to see if they're done. If you like it well done, you can leave it for a while, but don't get your peppers black eyed!
  13. And yes, its a little painful to eat the peppers as such, so, use your expertise with a knife and fork and I hope you enjoy it