Stuffed Bell Peppers

By: Manjula Jain

Serving : 4 people

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4.25 from 4 votes

Stuffed Bell Peppers

For these mouthwatering Stuffed bell peppers, I decided to make them into rings, which makes it easier and quicker to make. Bell peppers provide a very nice vibrant color to any dish. Stuffed bell peppers are delicious and can be served as appetizers or as a side dish. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I enjoy!

Stuffed Bell Peppers

Ingredients

  • 2 bell peppers capsicum, pahadi mirch
  • 2 1/2 potatoes boiled, peeled and roughly mashed
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds jeera
  • 3 tsp coriander powder dhania
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp mango powder amchoor
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 Tbsp green chili finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp oil canola or vegetable

Instructions

  • Add all the spices to mash potatoes to make filling, salt, cumin seeds, coriander powder, red chili powder, mango powder, garam masala, and green chilies.
  • Cut tops and bottoms of bell peppers; discard seeds and membranes.
  • Stuffed the bell peppers and slice them in half inch thick, use sharp knife. Depends the size of bell peppers how many slices you will make.
  • Press them gently to make sure potatoes stays inside the bell pepper rings.
  • Heat the heavy flat bottom sauce pan on medium heat and generously grease the pan.
  • Spread the bell pepper rings into skillet, do not overlap. Cover the pan and let it cook for about 1-2 minutes.
  • Remove the cover and turn the rings gently and press them lightly to ensure potatoes stays into the bell pepper rings. I cover the pan to make sure bell peppers are cooked, make sure they are not mushy. Cook the bell peppers from each side till they are golden brown. Stuffed bell peppers ready to serve.
  • Stuffed bell peppers are ready, this is a very enjoyable dish, serve them as an appetizers or side dish. I like to serve them with stir-fry cherry tomatoes.

Notes

Stuffed bell peppers are ready, this is a very enjoyable dish, serve them as an appetizers or side dish. I like to serve them with stir-fry cherry tomatoes.
You can also use stuffed bell peppers to make sandwich, I like to use kaiser rolls with lettuce leaves, cheese, and slices of tomatoes.

Stuffed Bell Peppers

For these mouthwatering Stuffed bell peppers, I decided to make them into rings, which makes it easier and quicker to make. Bell peppers provide a very nice vibrant color to any dish. Stuffed bell peppers are delicious and can be served as appetizers or as a side dish. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I enjoy!

  • 2 bell peppers (capsicum, pahadi mirch)
  • 2 1/2 potatoes (boiled, peeled and roughly mashed)
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 3 tsp coriander powder (dhania)
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp mango powder (amchoor)
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 Tbsp green chili (finely chopped)
  • 1 Tbsp oil (canola or vegetable)
  1. Add all the spices to mash potatoes to make filling, salt, cumin seeds, coriander powder, red chili powder, mango powder, garam masala, and green chilies.
  2. Cut tops and bottoms of bell peppers; discard seeds and membranes.
  3. Stuffed the bell peppers and slice them in half inch thick, use sharp knife. Depends the size of bell peppers how many slices you will make.
  4. Press them gently to make sure potatoes stays inside the bell pepper rings.
  5. Heat the heavy flat bottom sauce pan on medium heat and generously grease the pan.
  6. Spread the bell pepper rings into skillet, do not overlap. Cover the pan and let it cook for about 1-2 minutes.
  7. Remove the cover and turn the rings gently and press them lightly to ensure potatoes stays into the bell pepper rings. I cover the pan to make sure bell peppers are cooked, make sure they are not mushy. Cook the bell peppers from each side till they are golden brown. Stuffed bell peppers ready to serve.
  8. Stuffed bell peppers are ready, this is a very enjoyable dish, serve them as an appetizers or side dish. I like to serve them with stir-fry cherry tomatoes.

Stuffed bell peppers are ready, this is a very enjoyable dish, serve them as an appetizers or side dish. I like to serve them with stir-fry cherry tomatoes.

You can also use stuffed bell peppers to make sandwich, I like to use kaiser rolls with lettuce leaves, cheese, and slices of tomatoes.

Appetizer, Side Dish
Indian, Italian

Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe

Stuffed bell peppers are a versatile option for appetizers or party recipes, suitable for a variety of dietary needs including gluten-free and vegan preferences, featuring a flavorful filling of sautéed vegetables. In this stuffed bell peppers recipe, we'll infuse vibrant flavors into bell peppers, creating a delightful dish that's both visually appealing and satisfying. Stuffed bell peppers offer a medley of textures and tastes, making them a versatile addition to any meal. Let's delve into how to make stuffed bell peppers that will impress even the most discerning palates.

Preparation and Assembly

To start, gather the necessary ingredients for the stuffing mixture. While the original recipe focuses on corn chaat, we'll repurpose it to create a flavorful filling for our stuffed bell peppers. Begin by finely chopping tomatoes and green chilies. Sauté them in a pan until they turn golden brown, adding spices like cumin powder, coriander powder, and red chili powder for an extra kick of flavor. Then, mix in boiled corn kernels and season with salt to taste.

Filling the Bell Peppers

With the stuffing ready, it's time to prepare the bell peppers for filling. Slice the tops off the bell peppers and remove the seeds and membranes from the insides, creating a hollow cavity perfect for holding the stuffing. Be sure to choose bell peppers that are firm and vibrant in color for the best results.

Stuffing and Baking

Carefully spoon the prepared stuffing mixture into each bell pepper, ensuring they are evenly filled. Place the stuffed bell peppers on a baking tray and bake them in a preheated oven until the peppers are tender and the filling is heated through. This process allows the flavors to meld together, resulting in a harmonious blend of tastes with every bite.

Presentation and Serving

Once baked to perfection, remove the stuffed bell peppers from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving. Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves for a pop of color and a burst of freshness. These stuffed bell peppers can be enjoyed as a standalone dish or paired with your favorite sides for a complete meal.

Variations

Experiment with different fillings to customize your stuffed bell peppers to suit your taste preferences. Try incorporating ingredients like cooked quinoa, black beans, or diced tofu for added protein and texture. You can also top the stuffed bell peppers with cheese before baking for a cheesy twist on this classic dish.

Tips

  • When selecting bell peppers for stuffing, choose ones that are uniform in size and shape to ensure even cooking.
  • To save time, you can prepare the stuffing mixture in advance and store it in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  • For a spicy kick, add finely chopped jalapeños or serrano peppers to the stuffing mixture.
  • If you prefer a vegetarian option, omit the corn chaat and use a combination of vegetables like carrots, peas, and potatoes for the filling.

Benefits

Stuffed bell peppers are not only delicious but also packed with nutrients. Bell peppers are rich in vitamins A and C, as well as antioxidants that help boost immunity and promote overall health. By filling them with a variety of wholesome ingredients, you can create a nutritious meal that's as satisfying as it is flavorful.

FAQs

Q: Can I use different colored bell peppers for this recipe?

A: Yes, feel free to mix and match different colored bell peppers for a visually stunning presentation. Each color offers a slightly different flavor profile, adding depth to the dish.

Q: How long will the stuffed bell peppers keep in the refrigerator?

A: Stuffed bell peppers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Simply reheat them in the oven or microwave before serving.

Q: Can I freeze stuffed bell peppers for later?

A: Yes, stuffed bell peppers can be frozen for future meals. Wrap them individually in plastic wrap and aluminum foil before placing them in the freezer. To reheat, thaw them overnight in the refrigerator and bake them in the oven until heated through.
Other Recipes on Manjula's Kitchen
If you're looking to explore more Indian recipes, appetizers, beverages, and desserts, be sure to check out the following links on Manjula's Kitchen. Here are some links to recipes on Manjula's Kitchen's official website: Paneer Tikka Masala Recipe Chana Chaat (Spicy Chickpea Salad) Recipe Pav Bhaji (Spicy Vegetable Hash with Buns) Recipe Raj Kachori (Crunchy Chaat) Recipe Vegetable Biryani Recipe These recipes should offer you a flavorful experience straight from Manjula's Kitchen.

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      Manjula Jain
      October 3, 2019 at 12:56 am

      thanks

    Zeenath
    August 17, 2018 at 11:33 am

    Hello,
    Can we bake them instead of frying it in a pan? If so, how long to bake for? I am planning to make a large batch for a party and baking would make it faster. Thanks

      Manjula Jain
      August 19, 2018 at 12:07 am

      Zeenath, yes you can bake it, I have never done it try at 350 degree preheated oven for about 20 minutes

    Jo
    July 11, 2018 at 5:34 am

    3 stars
    Loved d stuffed bell peppers recipe Ma’m esp d idea of using it for sandwiches

    Shama
    April 15, 2018 at 7:30 am

    Hi Manjula Ji,
    I tried this recipe and i did it in small salad bell peppers and it turned out amazing. The crunch of the peppers went really well.
    Thanks so much for making us better cooks.

    Sumit
    October 26, 2017 at 12:02 am

    Hello Ma’am,

    I am not a cook…But i love to eat different different dishes to make my self happy. Thank you so much for sharing this post and i am sharing this post with my mom 🙂

    Hina
    October 20, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    Thank you for the recipe Manjula. I don’t have any mango powder at home but have all the other ingredients. Can I use anything else to substitute the mango powder or can I avoid using it all together?

      Manjula Jain
      October 21, 2017 at 8:32 am

      Hina, use few drops of lemon juice or tamarind pulp

    kelly smith
    September 22, 2017 at 2:34 am

    4 stars
    My kids are not interested in eating vegetables they just want fast food, now I decide to put something spicy at home. I follow your recipes.

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    September 11, 2017 at 10:14 pm

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    This site is awesome im really love it nice Manjula

    Priti
    September 7, 2017 at 1:33 am

    manjulabahen
    your recipes are just delicious and so easy and methodical.
    you are a great cook and very kind to share your knowledge

      Manjula Jain
      September 10, 2017 at 9:10 pm

      Priti, Thank you

    Anto
    September 6, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    wow what a recipe I loved it thank you so much

    Gold
    September 4, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    good article I also try stuffed bell pepper it’s also so ???? good

    sandy
    September 3, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    wow, delicious food ???? Manjula mam.Actually, I will ???? try each n every recipe of yours. Tq for giving so yummy ???? veg dishes.????

    Pam
    August 30, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    I made these stuffed peppers tonight and my husband, who hates stuffed peppers, ate them with gusto!!! So delicious. I’ll have the rest for breakfast tomorrow.

      Manjula Jain
      September 3, 2017 at 12:52 am

      Pam, thank you

    mangala devi
    August 30, 2017 at 4:51 am

    I love all your recipes. They are simple and delicious

      Manjula Jain
      September 3, 2017 at 12:53 am

      Mangala, thank you

    Simar sidhu
    August 29, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    I also try stuffed bell pepper it’s also so ???? good

    Simar sidhu
    August 29, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    5 stars
    Hi manjula I try to a make chum chem it’s really good my family like it

      Manjula Jain
      September 3, 2017 at 12:54 am

      Simar, thank you

    Laxni Vallamkonda
    August 28, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    So delicious ???? Manjula mam .Actually I will ???? try each n every recipes of urs. Tq for giving so yummy ???? veg dishes .????

      Manjula Jain
      September 3, 2017 at 12:55 am

      Laxni, thank you

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