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. 


Ingredients: 
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

Method: 
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!!
Shweta

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18 comments:

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

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  5. wow, absolutely mouth watering dish...will definitely try it out.
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  6. Wow, never made stuffed capsicum in gravy! looks yum

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

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

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

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