Template Healthy N Spicy...: Stuffed Peppers

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Stuffed Peppers

I am presenting here a very simple yet delicious and beautiful dish. The ingredients, when baked gives a wonderful blend of flavour and taste. It will be a very good candidate to be included in a dinner party menu. Above all, it becomes kid's favourite because kids will dig into anything with melted cheese. It is a good way to get veggies into kid's menu. If you are vegetarian, try it with TVP(Textured Vegetable Protein)

The recipe:-
Red Peppers - 4 (halved lengthwise, stems, seeds and ribs removed)
Couscous - 1/2 cup
Ground meat - 1/2 pound
Diced tomatoes - 14.5 oz can
Onion - 1 small (finely chopped)
Garlic - 11/2 tsp(chopped)
Frozen corn - 1/2 cup
Mushroom - 1 cup(chopped)
Paprika - 3/4 tsp
Salt - to taste
Monetery jack cheese - 1 cup( You can use reduced fat)

1) Place peppers cut side up in a large foil covered roasting pan.
2) Mix remaining ingredients except cheese in a bowl.
3)Divide mixture among peppers. Cover pan with foil and bake at 400 degree F for 45 minutes.
4)After that, remove foil, sprinkle tops with cheese and bake 20 minutes more.

I made little variations from the original recipe. I used leftover masala kheema in place of ground meat and used cheddar cheese slices in place of monetery jack cheese.
Masala kheema

Recipe for masala kheema:-

Ground Chicken - 1 pound
Onion - 1,finely chopped
Ginger-garlic paste - 2 tbsp
Garam masala powder - 11/2tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Sweet paprika -1 tsp(optional)
Yogurt - 2 tbsp
Coriander leaves - 1/4cup
Lemon juice - 11/2 tbsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt - to taste

Heat oil in a pan. Saute onion and ginger garlic paste till it turns brown. Add masala powders and chicken. Saute till chicken becomes dry and brown. Add yogurt and let the chicken cook on a low flame. After chicken cooked sprinkle lemon juice and coriander leaves and mix well. I used sweet parika for color. You can use it if you would like.
See my another recipe for Kheema.
Recipe courtesy:-Parenting magazine


At 8:41 AM, Blogger Asha said...

Looks great.Very clorful and perfect balance of protein and veg!! Great job Surya:)

At 8:09 PM, Blogger Mallugirl said...

I do a lot of cooking with kheema. Do u let the pepper get squished?? Try stuffing with cooked rice and kheema,let ithe pepper get fully cooked and then smash it into the kheema and eat.its very good.

At 8:09 AM, Anonymous sailaja said...

First time commenting here and must say you have some very nice recipes, Surya. Love the color of stuffed peppers.

At 11:25 PM, Anonymous Lisa said...

Hi Surya...
I'm an Indonesian living in Cochin Kerala now. I love to explore Kerala cuisine, and I'm glad to find your blog. I'm adding your blog to my list. Thanks..

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At 7:32 AM, Blogger Sanjana said...

Stuffed Peppers seems to be an interesting recipe. Thx for sharing it here. Photos looks lovely and colorful.
Chk here for stuffed eggplant:

At 1:38 AM, Blogger somdatta said...

Hi Surya . Im not a blogger yet..the recipe looks great. If u allow the pepper to get slightly charred , it would taste heavenly.

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