March 01, 2016

Stuffed Sweet Mini Peppers


"Rich, juicy, crunchy—all words to describe these little sweet peppers that we all love. And I love food, so I love doing experiments. This recipe is about stuffed mini pepper using Indian spices. These red, orange, yellow sweet mini peppers are bursting with flavor and full nutrition They are naturally fat free, rich in  Vitamin c and a great source of fiber which makes them a great addition for salads, grilling, stuffed and of course perfect for snacking."


Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Category: Appetizer & Snack
Prep Time: 15 Minutes | Cook time: 20 Minutes | serving:



Ingredients
1.
Sweet Mini peppers
15-20 pc
2.
Potato, boiled & mashed
1 cup
3.
Cottage cheese/paneer
½ cup
4.
Onion, chopped
1 medium
5.
Ginger, finely chopped
1 inch
6.
Green chili, finely chopped
3
7.
Coriander, finely chopped
Few sprigs
8.
Cashews, chopped
2 Tbsp.
9.
Raisins, chopped
1 Tbsp.
10
Oil
1 Tsp.
11.
Cumin seeds/ Jeera
1 Tsp.
12.
Red chili powder
1 Tsp.
13.
Cumin powder
1 Tsp.
14.
Garam masala
1 Tsp.
15.
Mango powder
2 Tsp.
16.
Cheese, grated (I used half mozzarella & half cheddar)
½ cup




Step By Step Instruction: [Hide Images]

  1. Mix boiled & mashed potato with cottage cheese. Chop onion, chili, ginger, coriander, raisin and cashews. Keep aside.
  2. Cut mini pepper in lengthwise, remove the seeds and veins. 
  3. Preheat the oven at 220ºC / 350ºF. Line and lightly grease the baking tray with cooking spray or oil.
  4. Heat oil in a pan and add onion, green chili and ginger. Cook till translucent and add chopped cashew and raisin. Sauté for a while.
  5. Add in potato and cottage cheese with all dry spices and chopped coriander. Mix well.
  6. Using small dessert spoon stuff pepper shells with potato-cottage cheese mixture, sprinkle cheese and place on baking tray.
  7. Bake at for fifteen minutes or until cheese turn golden brown. You can use broil option to melt and brown the cheese.
  8. Serve hot. 
Quick Tips
  1. In this recipe you can use color bell pepper if mini pepper are not available, for this recipe you will need 6 medium size bell peppers.









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