Everyone has their own recipe for stuffed capsicum. I have tried atleast 4-5 varieties so far with besan filling, potato filling etc. Each one of them has a unique flavor.
I have mentioned about V’s very enthusiastic grandmom before. This recipe was given to me by her. Though she can’t cook now, she makes sure to learn new recipes whenever someone cooks anything new. She gave me this recipe. I loved the way it turned out.
2 big capsicums(green bell peppers)
1/2 cup frozen/fresh coconut
3 green chillies
1/2 tea spn sesame seeds
1/2 tea spn cumin seeds
2 tbl spns peanuts
3-4 strands coriander strands
1/4 tea spn tamarind extract
1/2 cup onion
Grind together coconut, green chillies, sesame seeds, cumin seeds, peanuts, tamarind, coriander leaves. Do not add too much water. It should be very thick.
Mix the ground paste with 1/4 cup onion, salt.
Stuff the mixture into capsicum. (I cut them horizontally and stuff, this way, everything cooks evenly).
Heat oil and fry remaining onion. Now keep the capsicums, close the lid and cook on low flame till done.
While serving, I cut them into smaller pieces.
Serves : 2-3
Preparation time : 30mins