Friday, October 9, 2009

Stuffed Italian Peppers

When I first saw the Italian peppers at the grocers, the first thing that came to my mind was bajjis (an appetizer made by dipping the veggies in a spiced up batter and deep frying them). A while ago, I noticed a friend of mine using them to make stuffed pepper dishes. I thought it was a good way of using up the left over curries and turn them into a totally new and tasty dish. Btw, those peppers are no where close to hot. In fact, they have a slight sweetness to them and will be great for bajjis as well.

Ingredients (about 2 servings):

Italian peppers - 4 to 5
Any left over dry curry - about 3/4 to 1 cup (using a measuring cup)
(I make this often with left over potato curry, but you can use any dry curry that you have)
Cooking oil - a couple of teaspoons
Black pepper powder - a few pinches
Salt to sprinkle

Procedure:

1. Wash the peppers, slit around the cap and take the cap and seeds off. If you are filled with patience, you can use a small knife and take away the veins too and make more room for your curry filling :-).
2. Fill each pepper with the left over curry and set aside.
3. In a wide pan, heat a couple of teaspoons of cooking oil, place the peppers when the oil gets hot and sprinkle some salt and pepper. Now, turn and cook them uniformly until you see that nice brown char on them. This doesn't even take long since your stuffing inside is already cooked. Isn't it a really sweet makeover of leftovers??!! :-)

These taste great with chappathis and also parathas. Needless to say, you can also have them with rice dishes.

28 comments:

Sangeetha Subhash said...

Looks fabolous !!! never tried this..Wann to give a try..Thanks for sharing..

Anupama said...

@ Sangeetha Subhash: Thank you :-).

kitchen queen said...

It is delicious and new and worth the try.

Anupama said...

@ kitchen queen: I thought it was worth the try :-)

SriLekha said...

looks yummy!

Anupama said...

@ SriLekha: Thank you :-)

*sangi* said...

stuffed pepper with left over potato curry!gr8 idea Anu...tnx a lot for sharing dear

Chitra said...

first time here i think.. u have a nice blog.. this recipe is new to me..Looks yumm

Anupama said...

@ sangi, Chitra: Thank you guys :-)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Hey I have never tried it... Got to try this. Looks wonderful and nice idea...

Anupama said...

@ Home Cooked Oriya Food: I thought that same thing when I first saw my friend making this and now I make this frequently with cabbage, cauliflower and potato dry curries. Tastes totally different with each stuffing :-)

Sanghi said...

This is new dish to me anu, yummy!

Rohini said...

Yum yum...! Italian Peppers, Anytime!! You made me decide to go shopping for these today ;)
BTW, I am freaky about deep frying, so I tried to bake the same thing with a lil oil drizzled.. It came out well too. Pls do try it out if it appeals to you :)

Malar Gandhi said...

Looks so nice...

Uma said...

nice idea!! looks so delicious.

Sushma Mallya said...

Nice one with left overs...looks really good

Anupama said...

@ Sanghi, Rohini, Malar Gandhi, Uma, Sushma Mallya: Thank you guys. Rohini, thanks for trying this out. I'm glad you liked it. I love the idea of baking it. Nice tip!!! :-) I bet it would make a good dish for a party or something and baking it would be perfect to save time as well.

Sireesha said...

Looks very delicious and mouthwatering:)

Anupama said...

@ Sireesha: Thank you :-)

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Sandhya Hariharan said...

Nice one Anupama.. Something really new to me!!

Anupama said...

@ Shama Nagarajan: Sure, will do.

@ Sandhya Hariharan: Thank you :-)

Vibaas said...

thank u for your lovely comments Anupama. This recipe sounds yum. great idea to use those peppers :)

Parita said...

Hmm yum yumy um...i love peppers :-)
Happy diwali!!

my kitchen said...

Great idea,no need to waste the curry.looks delicious

Preeti Kashyap said...

looks yum. Shd try it out soon.

Anupama said...

@ Vibaas, Parita, my kitchen, Preeti Kashyap: Thank you girls :-)

cookcurrynook said...

Wow...I'm dying to try this out. Maybe this weekend!