Monday, July 23, 2012

Stuffed Capsicum (Bell Peppers) in Tomato Gravy

I always think I'll get more time to spend on my blog on weekends than weekdays but somehow its always the other way round. This weekend I made Stuffed Capsicum in Tomato gravy & it was delicious. This dish has all my favorites from Indian cuisine - potato, paneer as stuffing & tomato gravy. 

For Stuffing: 
2 capsicums (bell peppers of any color of your choice) cut into half
1 medium potato boiled
1 cube of paneer (around 200 gms) grated
5-6 small spring onions chopped
2-3 small spring onion green chopped
1/2 tsp ginger paste
1/2 tsp garlic paste
1/2 tsp green chili paste
salt & pepper to taste
1 tbsp oil for cooking
Masala for stuffing: 
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp cumin seed powder
1/2 tbsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp of garam masala

For Gravy: 
1 medium sized onion finely chopped
1 cup tomato puree
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp garlic paste
1 tsp green chili paste
1-2 tbsp cream
2 tbsp of tomato ketchup
1 tsp cumin seeds
salt to taste
1 tbsp oil for cooking
Masala for gravy: 
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin seed powder
1/2 tbsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp of garam masala
pinch of sugar

For Stuffing: 

  • Heat oil in pan & once hot add the spring onions. Saute for a minute then add the ginger, garlic & green chili paste & saute again.
  • When onions are soft, add all the ingredients listed under 'Masala for stuffing' followed by salt & pepper to taste. Mix well. 
  • Then add the grated potato & paneer & mix well so that everything is well combined. 
  • Add some chopped spring onion greens & mix again.
  • That's it our Stuffing is ready. Keep this aside. 
For Gravy: 
  • Heat oil in a pan & once hot add cumin seeds. When they crackle, add the onions & saute till they turn light brown. 
  • Then add the ginger, garlic & green chili paste & saute again for a minute or till the garlic smell disappears.
  • Add the tomato puree & mix for a minute.
  • Now add the ingredients listed under 'Masala for gravy'  followed by salt & mix well. Add some tomato ketchup & cook till you see the mixture leaving oil from the sides (approximately 5 mins)
  • Now add some water (around a cup) to make the gravy consistency. Add some cream to increase the richness of this gravy.
  • Simmer on low heat for 5 mins. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • That's it our tomato gravy is ready. Keep this aside. 

Assembling the dish:

  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Line the baking sheet with aluminium foil. 
  • Rub some salt & pepper to the inside of the capsicum & line them on the foil. 
  • Stuff each capsicum with sufficient quantity of stuffing & bake them for around 10 mins or till you see the edges turn brown. 

  • Take the serving dish & pour some tomato gravy on the bottom & line these baked stuffed capsicum on it. Spread some more tomato gravy on top of capsicum. 
  • Garnish with some coriander leaves, cream & serve hot. 

Enjoy this delicious treat with some Rice/Roti/Chapati/Naan or any indian bread of your choice. 

Happy Cooking!!

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  1. I love stuffed capsicum :-) I make it dry without gravy but this looks so yummy that next time I will try with gravy :-)

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  2. My God, wat a splendid dish, love this recipe..:P
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  3. looks absolutely divine...Thanks for sharing us the step by step process...

  4. You have some saint's patience !! Have described is wonderfully here by pictorials...Lovely dish

  5. wow, absolutely mouth watering dish...will definitely try it out.

  6. Wow, never made stuffed capsicum in gravy! looks yum

  7. mouthwatering recipe....looks delicious :)

  8. Delicious dish, you need lot of time to make it. Love it

  9. wow.. i am salivating here. so delicious

  10. hii got here from julie's blog hav a lovely blog with lots of good recipes..stuffed capsicum looks soo good ..happy to follow you :)

  11. Looks good

  12. very interesting and yummy recipe... looks delicious... arrangement of pictures is simply great dear...

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