stuffed capsicum recipe | bharwa shimla mirch | bharleli shimla mirch

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stuffed capsicum recipe | bharwa shimla mirch | bharleli shimla mirch recipe with detailed photo and video recipe. a lip smacking snack served as starters or appetiser recipe ideal for parties or for surprise guests. basically green or any coloured bell peppers are stuffed with paneer, aloo and other dry spices which is later topped with mozzarella cheese.
stuffed capsicum recipestuffed capsicum recipe | bharwa shimla mirch | bharleli shimla mirch recipe with step by step photo and video recipe. traditionally stuffed bell peppers are spanish cuisine delicacy which is served basically with cheese topping. however this recipe is a fusion recipe of with a indian touch and indian spices. while the stuffing can vary from region to region and it can be extended with meat or egg but this recipe is pure vegetarian with veggies stuffing.

there are several variations to the bharwa shimla mirch recipe and it can prepared as either snack or as a curry. i have not tried the curry recipe personally but i guess it should even taste amazing. basically the bharleli shimla mirch curry would follow the same procedure till stuffing but would be cooked in a onion and tomato based sauce. also adding cheese is optional and if you feel it is heavy, you can completely ignore it. further, the same recipe can also be prepared with green chillies too. in other words, use the same stuffing and stuff it mirchi bajji with besan coating and deep fry it till crisp.

bharwa shimla mirch

while the recipe of stuffed capsicum is extremely simple, i would like to share few tips and variations to it. firstly, i have used green capsicum in this recipe, however you can also use red and yellow capsicum too. secondly, i have slit the capsicum at the top to make a cavity for stuffing. but you can also vertically slit the capsicum to 2 halves and then stuff it individually. lastly, i have used the tawa to cook the stuffed capsicum with very little oil at the bottom. alternatively, it can also be baked in oven or convection microwave at 180 degree celsius for 40 minutes.

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stuffed capsicum recipe | bharwa shimla mirch | bharleli shimla mirch recipe
 
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easy stuffed capsicum recipe | bharwa shimla mirch | bharleli shimla mirch recipe
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Recipe type: snacks
Cuisine: indian
Serves: 4 Servings
Ingredients
for stuffing:
  • 2 tsp oil
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • ½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder / lal mirch powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • salt to taste
  • ¾ tsp coriander powder / daniya powder
  • ¼ tsp cumin powder / jeera powder
  • 2 potato, boiled & mashed
  • ¼ tsp garam masala powder
  • ½ tsp aamchur powder / dry mango powder
  • 1 cup paneer / cottage cheese, crumbled
other ingredients:
  • 4 small capsicum, colour of choice
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • handful of mozzarella / cheddar cheese
Instructions ( 1 cup =255 ml)
  1. firstly, prepare the stuffing by sauting onions and ginger-garlic paste in oil.
  2. further add spices and salt.
  3. saute on low flame till the spices turn aromatic.
  4. additionally, add boiled potato and crumbled paneer.
  5. mix well till the spices are mixed well. keep aside.
  6. prepare the capsicum, by cutting the head and removing the seeds.
  7. now stuff 2 tbsp of prepared masala.
  8. place them on kadai with 3 tbsp oil.
  9. also cover with capsicum head.
  10. cover and simmer for 30 minutes or bake at 180 degree celsius for 40 minutes.
  11. cook the capsicum well or till they change in colour and also softened and shrinks little.
  12. now take off the head and keep aside.
  13. garnish with few mozzarella cheese and place the head of capsicum again.
  14. cover and simmer for 5 minutes or till the cheese melts completely.
  15. finally, serve cheesy stuffed capsicum along with rice or roti.


how to make stuffed capsicum with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, prepare the stuffing by sauting onions and ginger-garlic paste in oil.
    stuffed capsicum recipe
  2. further add ½ tsp red chilli powder, ¼ tsp turmeric, ¾ tsp coriander powder, ¼ tsp cumin powder, ¼ tsp garam masala powder½ tsp aamchur powder and salt to taste.
    stuffed capsicum recipe
  3. saute on low flame till the spices turn aromatic.
    stuffed capsicum recipe
  4. additionally, add 2 boiled and mashed potato, 1 cup crumbled paneer.
    bharwa shimla mirch
  5. mix well till the spices are mixed well. keep aside.
    bharwa shimla mirch
  6. prepare the capsicum, by cutting the head and removing the seeds.
    bharwa shimla mirch
  7. now stuff 2 tbsp of prepared masala.
    bharwa shimla mirch
  8. place them on kadai with 3 tbsp oil.
    bharwa shimla mirch
  9. also cover with capsicum head.
    bharwa shimla mirch
  10. cover and simmer for 30 minutes or bake at 180 degree celsius for 40 minutes.
    bharwa shimla mirch
  11. cook the capsicum well or till they change in colour and also softened and shrinks little.
    bharleli shimla mirch recipe
  12. now take off the head and keep aside.
    bharleli shimla mirch recipe
  13. garnish with few mozzarella cheese and place the head of capsicum again.
    bharleli shimla mirch recipe
  14. cover and simmer for 5 minutes or till the cheese melts completely.
    bharleli shimla mirch recipe
  15. finally, serve cheesy stuffed capsicum along with rice or roti.
    bharwa shimla mirch


notes:

  • firstly, use small sized and fresh capsicum, as they take less time to cook.
  • also adding cheese is optional, however enhances the taste.
  • alternatively, bake at 180 degree celsius for 40 minutes by brushing oil to capsicum.
  • finally, cheesy stuffed capsicum taste great when served hot.

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