Monday, July 19, 2010

RecipeReplica: Cottage Cheese, Potato Stuffed Mini Peppers "Shimla Barwa Mirch"

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This is from the blog called Mharo Rajasthan's Recipes. I am a big fan of this blog that showcases North Indian recipes. Well, most of you know I am mighty partial to stuffed peppers/mushroom recipes and its no wonder I picked this. Next on the to-try list is the Pineapple Kesari/Halwa.
An unforgettable experience while doing this - Was happily scooping out the membrane and seeds with hands.. Totally devoid of good sense, I know. In the midst of it, juice from inside of the pepper(??) squirted into my left eye,started a major bout of allergy that had me sneezing a million times a minute.Runny nose and itchy watery vampirish eyes during a heatwave was horrible.Repeated washing of the eye and Veramyst(an intranasal spray) helped to a certain extent. I am an allergy prone person and a small trigger is all I need to make me miserable. :(. Terrible Terrible experience. But that didn't stop me from enjoying these delicious stuffed peppers.
Note to self - Be wise, use a mini melon-baller next time and maintain atleast a feet distance between pepper and face.
Hey,Watch out. I am on the hunt and your blog might be next for my next edition of "RecipeReplica".
  • 15 Mini-Peppers, slit, de-seeded and de-membraned with the crown and bottom intact
  • 3 Yukon Gold Potatoes, medium-sized, fine-diced
  • 1 Red Onion, small, fine-diced
  • 3 Green hot chili, fine-diced
  • 1 cup Paneer(Indian Cottage Cheese) Cubes
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Cracked Pepper (if needed)
  • 2 tbsp Cilantro, finely chopped
  • Salt for taste

  • In a wide saute pan, add a tbsp of oil and fry the Paneer cubes.Drain on paper towels. Cool and crumble the Paneer cubes. Set aside.
  • In the same pan add anther tbsp of oil,add the cumin seeds and hot green chilies. Add the chopped red onions and saute until translucent.
  • Add the chopped potatoes, salt and sprinkle some water. Lid the pan and cook for 5-10 minutes turning occasionally.
  • Sprinkle the cracked pepper, if using and the chopped cilantro. Stir and slightly mash the potatoes. 
  • Add the crumbled Paneer and combine.
  • Stuff the mixture into the prepared peppers after it is cooled.
  • Heat a tbsp of oil in the saute pan and add the stuffed peppers to the pan. 
  • Stir the peppers gently around the pan until they are evenly coated with oil. Lid the pan and cook for 5-7 minutes until the skin of the peppers are slightly browned and starts shrinking.
  • Serve it on top of brown rice or Saffron and Sweet Pea Rice(Recipe coming soon) or enjoy it as is.
Makes 15 Stuffed-Peppers.

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  1. Very colorful and delicious stuffed peppers.

  2. even i love anythin with bell pepper..i have tried a stuffed version only once and it was nice, except my husband hates it and so i have stopped..
    these tiny peppers look adorable..

  3. I love stuffed peppers. be it in pickle or in curry just cant resist the aroma and the taste. this platter looks so colourful I can finish tis oof in no time at all...

  4. I too love Priya's blog :-) and this sure looks irresistible..lovely colors on plate :-)

  5. really delicious bell peppers.. looks so colorful.very wise note..

  6. love the colors of peppers...i always buy thoses cute mini peppers from costco..visual looks irrestible,mouthwatering and yum....drooling dear....

  7. CL, thank you so much for trying this out and I like how you tried mini peppers, I will try that for next time, see that is what I love when people try each other's recipes as you get to see a new process and a new method which I love as you get to learn so much :)

  8. Colorful and spicy peppers. Wanted to try something like this..Good one Lassie !!!

  9. Red and yellow peppers looks so adorable lassie...I love stuffed peppers, my version is quite diff though..This looks so so good..


  10. THe stuffing in these babies sounds fantastic! Although I'm quite sorry to hear about your eye/allergies!

  11. Lovely and colorful..looks so tempting..never tried stuffed versions at home..will surely try this.

  12. I'm a fan of stuffed peppers too....I've had to start wearing rubber gloves when I handle hot peppers...since I always end up rubbing my eyes.

  13. this looks fantastic! will be great to grill this for a cookout!

  14. Thats a fantastic stuffed peppers, irresistible..

  15. Oh, I love stuffed peppers and your recipe looks so good! I can't wait to make it.

  16. Hi dear, i love peppers!delicious recipe and look fantastic!

  17. Wow, so colourful and delicious.
    What a treat ♥

  18. Sorry to hear of your allergy troubles. I have the same problem with anything outside:) These do look like they were definitely worth it, though. Potato stuffing inside peppers sounds wonderful:)

  19. Owh WOW, cute stuffed peppers CL!!! I want some pls...;)

  20. I love the smell of bell peppers. And love the stuffed ones. So sorry to hear about the allergy incident. Next time be cautious. These are looking fantastic and adorable.
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    Hamaree Rasoi

  21. those are gorgeous peppers!! what an interesting stuffing.....I can just imagine all those flavors together...just delicious!

  22. wow those stuffed peppers look really wonderful and mouth watering,,,I will get a burning sensation in my hands when I cut the green chillies..

  23. Perfect feast for the eyes with the colors... sure would have been the same for taste buds too...

  24. I can almost feel the crunch and flavour! One of my favourites, but did not try this combination yet! Thanks!

  25. Wow wonderful looking mirchies... Awesome one !!!

  26. Oh, these stuffed peppers looks very attractive and colorful, i'm eagerly waiting for both the rice recipes dear:)

  27. Colorful and tasty stuffed peppers..Fabulous pictures too..

  28. this looks really good.. very easy and interesting recipe to spice up the mini peppers...


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