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Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Paneer Stuffed Capsicum

Paneer stuffed capsicum is highly flavorful dish in which capsicums are stuffed with a mixture of potato, paneer and peanuts. The sweet taste of capsicum blends very well with paneer, and peanuts give it a crunchy twist. The melted cheese on top takes it to a whole new level.

Capsicum also known as bell peppers or shimla mirch, comes in various varieties. I generally use red capsicums, but green and yellow can also be used.

This dish can be served as a side dish or as an appetizer.

stuffed capsicum bell pepper shimla mirch

Ingredients:
  • 1 big capsicum
  • 1 small potato crushed
  • 1 cup of paneer grated
  • 2 tbsp of roasted and crushed peanuts
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp oil.
  • 2 tbsp grated cheese.
Method:
  1. First we prepare stuffing. For this heat a pan and add 1 tsp oil to it. When hot add potato, paneer and all the spices. Mix well and cook for a 1-2 minutes.
  2. Add peanuts and mix well. Turn off heat and keep aside.
  3. Take capsicum and cut it from centre to make two bowls. Remove seeds and keep aside.
  4. Now take a wok/Karahi or a non stick pan and add remaining oil to it. 
  5. When its hot, reduce the temperature to low and place capsicum bowls in it. Rotate bowls so that oil coats the surface evenly.
  6. Roast capsicum bowls turning regularly till they turn little soft but are still intact in shape. Turn of heat and take them out.
  7. Now fill these bowls with the stuffing. Top with grated cheese.
  8. Place in baking dish and bake 180°C preheated oven for 15-20 mins. Alternatively, if oven is not available, microwave them for 3-4 minutes.
  9. Serve hot.

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