Deliciously Stuffed Peppers

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Aug. 08, 2013

Stuffed peppers is a very special dish which exists in different names and varieties in different parts of the world. In India, it is known by the name Bharvan Mirch or Bharva Hari Mirch, stuffed with cooked meat, potatoes, onions, seasoned with chili, turmeric, coriander, cilantro, salt and lemon juice. The peppers are then either browned in a tava (frying pan) or baked in an oven.


Bell peppers 5 Small , tops cut off and discarded (Green, yellow, red or orange bell peppers may be used)
For the stuffing
Vegetable oil 2 Tablespoon
Spice mix 1 Tablespoon (Mix of cumin seeds, fennel seeds, mustard seeds, onion seeds used)
Turmeric powder 1/4 Teaspoon
Ginger garlic paste 1 Tablespoon
Red chili powder 1 Teaspoon
Coriander and cumin powder 1 Tablespoon
Shredded coconut 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Ground peanuts 1 Tablespoon
Sesame seeds 1 Tablespoon
Salt To Taste
Chickpea flour 2 Tablespoon
Water 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Boiled potatoes 4 Medium , mashed
Garam masala 1/4 Teaspoon
Chaat masala 1/4 Teaspoon
Coriander leaves 2 Tablespoon , chopped
For greasing the bell peppers
Vegetable oil 2 Teaspoon (As needed)
For sprinkling on top of the stuffed peppers
Sesame seeds 1 Tablespoon (As needed)



1. In a pot with water, boil potatoes. Once done, peel, mash them well and set aside.

2. Cut the top off the bell peppers, remove the insides, grease the surface of the peppers with vegetable oil and set aside.


3. Heat a pan with oil. When oil turns hot, add the spice mix and allow it to splutter.

4. Add turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste, red chili powder and coriander-cumin powder. Stir fry the spices for a minute.

5. Add shredded coconut, ground peanuts,sesame seeds, salt and chickpea flour. Stir fry for a couple of minutes until all the spices are well incorporated with the coconut and flour.

6. Add water and mix to combine everything well.

7. Then add the mashed potatoes, garam masala and chaat masala. Stir to mix everything well.

8. Finally add the coriander leaves and stir for 30 seconds. Turn off the heat and set the stuffing aside to cool.

9. Preheat the oven to 450 F / 230 C.

10. Take each bell pepper, spoon the stuffing and stuff each of the peppers until full. Even out the surface with the help of a butter knife.

11. Arrange all the stuffed peppers on a baking pan. Sprinkle sesame seeds over the top of each pepper.

12. Place in the preheated oven for 25 - 30 minutes or until the pepper skin starts wrinkling.


13. Serve hot and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 246Calories from Fat 107

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 12 g18.5%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 193 mg8.04%

Total Carbohydrates 29 g9.7%

Dietary Fiber 7 g28%

Sugars 2 g

Protein 7 g14%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet