Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Bharwa Shimla Mirch (Potato Stuffed Bell Pepper)

baked stuffed bell pepper

I make bharwa shimla mirch both in an oven and a pan. Below, I have given recipes of both pan made stuffed capsicum and oven made stuffed bell pepper. They taste great any way you make them. I have taken green capsicums but if you take red and yellow bell peppers also, the dish will look very colorful indeed.
Recipe of potato stuffed baked shimla mirch
4-5 shimla mirch (capsicum/bell pepper)
3 medium potatoes- boiled, peeled and mashed
1 onion- chopped
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp amchoor (dried mango powder)
1/4 tsp garam masala
Oil to grease and spray or a blob of butter
1. Mix all the above ingredients except shimla mirch and oil. Remove stalk and seeds of shimla mirch. Cut them into 4 quarters.
2. Stuff the potato mixture in these quarters.
3. Grease a baking tray and place bharwa shimla mirch on it. Spray oil or you can spoon some melted butter on them.
4. Bake them for about 30minutes at 250 degree C.  Keep checking in between so that they don’t burn. Serve hot baked potato stuffed bell pepper.
You can also make them in a pan. For this remove stalks and seeds of shimla mirch and discard them. Heat 2 tsp oil in a non- stick pan and sauté onion. Add potato and rest of the spices and salt including 1/4 tsp turmeric powder. Roast the mashed potatoes. Take the potato mixture out of the pan and let it cool. Stuff this mixture into capsicum. Heat 1 tbsp oil in the same pan and place bharwa shimla mirch. Lower heat and cover the lid. Cook till shimla mirch are tender and brownish at places. While cooking rearrange the positions of shimla mirch in between so that capsicums are roasted from all sides.
bharwa shimla mirch

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