Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Stuffed Bell Pepper


I am in the middle of packing and selling stuffs which we won't be able to carry to India (as we are moving from U.S to India). I am not doing much of cooking these days as I am busy with all other stuffs. I have couple of things in my draft. Let me tell you what I meant by draft. I usually get blank look from people when I say I have couple of stuffs in my draft. As an obsessive food blogger I usually take pictures of what I cook and will save it in my comp. Sometimes I won't be having the time and energy to post in my blog. But I always keep it aside by thinking that I will post it sometime. Today I am going to share a very interesting recipe which I saw in Ally's blog. When I first saw it in her blog I bookmarked it and was sure that I am going to try it soon. It can be called as a meal by itself and is super filling. When you don't have much time to prepare a meal, this recipe comes handy. 

I love bell peppers. I like to add it to my salads and I am very fond of adding bell peppers to dishes. I like the vibrant colors. There are so many different colors to choose from : Red, Green, Yellow and Orange. But I am partial towards the red coloured ones. I made a quick research about the stuffed bell peppers over the Internet. It is claimed to be an American dish. Enough of all the stories now, let's get back to the recipe.

Recipe Source :

Slightly adapted from http://recipesfortheverydaywoman.blogspot.com/




Ingredients :

Red Bell Pepper - 3

Filling :

Vegetable Oil - 1 tsp
Onion - 1 finely chopped
Garlic - 2 cloves chopped
Turkey Sausages - 250gms cooked and chopped
Coriander Powder - 2 tsps
Tomatoes - 1 finely chopped
Crushed red pepper - 1 tsp
Hot chilli peppers - 4 (Depends upon your spice tolerance )
Cream - 1 cup
Rice Cooked - 3/4 th cup
Cumin Powder -  2 tsp
Cheddar cheese - To Sprinkle
Salt to taste

Method :

Cut the tops off each bell pepper; pull out the stem portion , seeds and membranes and make room for the stuffing. Set aside. To make the filling, heat oil in a frying pan, saute the onion and garlic for few minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook till the tomatoes are softened. Add the ground powders, crushed red pepper, hot chilli peppers and sausages and cook on medium fire for about 3-4 minutes. Add in the cream and let the mixture  thicken. Stir in the rice into the  mixture and put the filling into the bell pepper shells. Place the filled shells into a greased baking dish and bake for 25 minutes at 140 C. Sprinkle some cheese over it. Enjoy !!!



Notes : To make a veggie version , you can use mushrooms and kidney beans. If bell peppers does not stand up straight, slice a little off the bottom of the pepper to level it out.

This month I have been showered with loads of awards from my blogger friends. Biny Anoop of Biny's Recipes has passed on the following awards to me. I would like to share it with all my friends in the blogosphere.






Thanks a lot Bini for sharing these awards with me. :-)






38 comments:

  1. Stuffed bell pepper is my fav- I of course make the vegetarian version!
    This one must be hit with meat lovers..
    US Masala

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  2. One of m fav...looks yum ..I have in my blog..rice stuffing ...congrats on ur awards

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  3. this is my fav dish, loved ur version

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  4. Interesting dish... and must have been lovely with meat stuffings

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  5. congrats on ur awards sweety !

    dish is so colorful ,, i will replace it with chicken.. :)

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  6. Very inviting stuffed bellpeppers, truly tempting..congrats on ur awards..

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  7. Easy and fulfilling dish! Looks yummy, congrats on your awards dear...

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  8. Hmm... I love bell peppers a lot. This is a diff version. loved it.

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  9. Congrats on all ur awards and the stuffed bell pepper looks so yum

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  10. The stuffed bell pepper looks gorgeous and awesome! Slurp!

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  11. Stuffed bell peppers looks so YUM!!Nice recipe.

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  12. Lovely stuffed pepper, congrats on all those awards...happy blogging:)

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  13. Lovely recipe dear,stuffed peppers looks awesome.

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  14. This is another super yummy version - Love it!Congrats on your awards and wish you many many more, Sneha :)

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  15. Lovely stuffed bellpeppers.Congrats on your awards and wish you many more.

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  16. hi sneha....my version of stuffed bell pepper was a flop the last time i tried...will try your version...it does sound like a good recipe...:)

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  17. wow sneha...love the idea of using turkey....great recipe

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  18. Very inviting stuffed bell-peppers, truly tempting..congrats on ur awards..

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  19. i kinda do the same with tomatoes..and i love the bell pepper idea

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  20. Please collect some awards at my site and publish them :)

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  21. I love stuffed peppers! Yours sound delicious with all of the wonderful flavors you have used:)

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  22. wonderful recipe & nice flavors. Sounds interesting ... I have lots of recipes in my drafts too. Congrats on your awards dear.

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  23. It sounds good. I think its American, as you said, but there is an Italian version with rice included in the stuffing...

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  24. I love the combination of spices and cheese together. Looks very yummy. Congratulations on all your awards.

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  25. I adore the stuffed peppers! Yours look very flavoursome and tempting!

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  26. stuffed bellpepper looks yummm.... nice space u got here.... Congrats on ur awards and all the best with ur travel to India...

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  27. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. So happy to have discovered your site. I haven't made stuffed peppers in ages. Love all the spices in your recipe.It's really a delicious complete meal with the meat-stuffing.

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  28. Lovely recipe indeed.Thank you for the comments and follow.Following you too.

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  29. Congrats on all those awards and good luck with your relocation! The stuffed bell pepper looks good!

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  30. congrats on all ur awards...
    stuffed bell pepper looks delicious and very tempting dear :)

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  31. Stuffed bell pepper looks great..a wonderful idea..will try this out for sure..Congrats on ur awards..thanx fr visiting my space..glad to follow u :)

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  32. Stuffed bell peppers looks gorgeous.love the pictures.Thanks for visiting my space.glad to follow u.

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  33. One of my favorites. I like the suggestions for a vegetarian version.

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  34. I make stuffed bell peppers with potatoes and peas similar to filling for veggie puffs. Looks good Sneha.

    First time here and I am following you to keep in touch.

    Do visit me as time permits and would love to have you follow me too :)

    Vardhini
    VardhinisKitchen

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