Friday, June 8, 2012

Stuffed Capsicum Masala

I’m back! And with a bang now :)

Sorry folks, for having absconded for this long…. Well a lot of things happened and now here I am in Sweden, with D relocated here on work! I’ve taken a break from work and I’m a full time home maker… for now!

Well, life is full of contrasts, they say…. So true in my case as well! In contrast to the super busy life I had back in Bangalore, here I am, so relaxed and free, with all the time I ever needed! Just enjoying this break to the fullest… and I’m sure there will be a lot more posts coming up here as well!
Coming to this one, it was something I made back in Bangalore, recipe from a book written by mom’s friend. Makes a wonderful side dish to rotis/phulkas. The potatoes complement the capsicum beautifully well… Do try it out and let me know how you like it….

Preparation time       : 20 min
Cooking time             : 20 min
Serves                         :  4

Green Capsicums        - 8 small ones
Potatoes          - 2-3 medium, boiled and peeled
Onions             - 3 medium sized, chopped fine
Tomatoes        - 2 medium sized, chopped fine
Green chilies   - 2, slit
Garlic              - 6-8 flakes
Cooking oil      - 2 Tbsp, split use
Salt                  - ½ tsp or as per taste
Ginger Garlic paste     - ½ tsp
Coriander pwd                       - ½ tsp
Garam masala pwd    - ½ tsp
Red Chili pwd              - ½ tsp

For Filling:
  • Boil potatoes and peel them after cool enough to handle
  • Mash it roughly and keep aside
  • Heat 2 Tsp oil in a pan, and add ginger garlic paste and slit green chilies
  • Add the cut onions and sauté till golden brown
  • Add the cut tomatoes and cook till done
  • Add red chilli powder, garam masala powder and coriander powder and salt and mix well
  • Switch off the flame and allow the mixture to cool slightly.
  • Chop off the top part of the capsicums, making them into shallow cups
  • In a wide vessel, bring enough water to a boil
  • Add the capsicum cups and close the vessel with a plate
  • Switch off the flame and let the capsicum cook slightly in the boiling water for a couple of minutes
  • Remove carefully from water, drain out the water and allow the capsicum to cool enough to handle with hands

  • When both the capsicums and filling are cool enough, take a capsicum and fill it with the prepared filling till the top
  • Repeat with all the capsicums and keep aside
  • In a wide pan, heat the remaining oil and place the filled capsicums one beside the other. Make sure to maintain a low flame.
  • Add the remaining filling if any to the pan
  • Cook covered on low flame till the capsicums are tender. You may need to rotate the capsicums in between for uniform cooking
  • Serve it with rotis/phulkas/chapathis.

  • Do not overcook the capsicum in boiling water, let it be slightly crispy


  1. Nice stuffing. I think you could eat it plain too!

  2. Hi Sum, finally an update. Good to hear about you taking a break for a while.....enjoy the free time. Also, recipe looks pretty easy..l'll try and let you know. The pics accompanying the post have turned out well.

  3. Sumana,
    Lot of changes. Good to see you back.

  4. Looks yummy, I bake it, will try a pan fried version next time. Enjoy your break and explore your new home.

    Hey - I passed on a nomination for Food stories award to you, it is at the end of my post. additional details are at Check it out.

    1. Thanks Nagashree... I'll check it out...

  5. aha, I see the change in extension of url! Was thinking where you disappeared!Guess this blog would be very busy now followed by the birding blog(hope)

  6. Makes me hungry,super tempting and irresistible stuffed capsis..

  7. So that's where you are! Was wondering where u disappeared to again! :) Enjoy your break, hope to see lots more here! Tempting recipe, I shall have to make this sometime soon when I still have folk around who will enjoy spicy fare..

    1. Sure Suma! Will be more active now that i have all the time on earth!

  8. Enjoy your well deserved break and wishing you loads of happiness!

  9. hi, how r u? i'll try this for sure. btw, how is D?
    -Veena Ananda


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