Saturday, March 5, 2011

Stuffed Bell peppers

This is one such vegetable that adds flavor to any variety of food whether its Indian, Chinese or American. I love bell peppers in almost all my food. When I started my cooking experiments back In India 3 years back, this was my first experiment with internet cooking. Being not very passionate towards cooking at that time my husband helped me a lot to complete the dish.
But, today its totally a different story. I totally love cooking, baking and do hell lot of experiments. I cooked this dish again with no body's help ye ye ye... 
2 Medium size Bell peppers
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
4-5 curry leaves
4-5 green chilli's
1 cup green peas
1 medium size onion finely chopped
3 medium size potatoes
1 teaspoon garam masala
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon lime juice
coriander leaves
2 tablespoon oil
salt to taste
Pressure-cook 3 medium sized potatoes Remove the skins, mash them to smooth paste.In a pan, heat 1 tablespoon of oil. Add mustard seeds, cumin ,curry leaves,ginger and garlic paste. Saute for 1 minute and add chopped onion,  green chillies ,peas. Cook till onions turn little golden, at this time add the mashed potato. Stir in salt, turmeric and garam masala,lime juice and coriander leaves. Mix them all well. Cook covered on medium-low heat for about 15 to 20 minutes . This is stuffing for the Bell Peppers. [ You can add u'r choice of vegetables to the stuffing]
Take the Bell peppers, remove the seeds and membranes. Its should be hollow inside. Fill the hollow with potato stuffing till top.In a skillet, heat  1 tablespoon of oil. Place the stuffed bell peppers  and cook them covered on medium heat for about 15 to 20 minutes. Turn them to sides in-between so that they get cooked evenly from all sides.
Serve hot!!!