Saturday, October 29, 2011

Oven Baked Stuffed Capsicum

It feels so bad to be posting just once in a week. Don't know if its my personal feeling or this is the way it is....but life in India seems to be too busy that finding time to cook in leisure is in itself a luxury. Am yet to find that luxury though. So, I decided to post some of the posts which were saved up for such rainy days. Now, when I have the time to post, they are coming in handy.

Last month, while we had gone farm picking, I got hold of some really cute capsicums and could think of nothing but make stuffed curry out of them. I decided to bake them in the oven instead of roasting them stove top and it turned out equally good with roti and rice! 


- 6 small capsicums
- 1 medium onion finely chopped
- 1/2 cup lima beans 
- 1/2 cup mixed veggies finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp each of coriander powder, chilly powder,  jeera(cumin) powder and garam masala
- 1/2 tsp jeera(cumin) seeds for seasoning
- 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
- 1 tbsp coarsely ground peanuts
- Salt to taste
- 1 tsp oil

Prep time: 10 mins           Cook time: 1 hour


- Chop the head of the capsicum and core the seeds from inside.

- Pre-heat the oven to 350 deg F while you get the stuffing ready.
- Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan, add jeera and allow to splutter. Now, add the onions and ginger garlic paste and saute until the onions turn translucent.
- To this, add the veggies, lima beans and all the masala powder and salt. If needed add some water. Mix everything and cook covered or open.
- When the veggie masala is dry and cooked, add the peanut powder and fry for a minute before removing from heat. Garnish with some coriander leaves for added flavour

- On cooling, scoop the masala into the cored capsicums and arrange them in a baking tray or pan.
- Spray the stuffed capscums with cooking oil and place them in the lower rack of the pre-heated oven.
- Bake for 30 minutes. Baking time may vary depending on the oven. 
- If you do not have an oven, you can try them in a pan on stove top as well. Ensure to turn the capsicum over on all sides to cook it evenly.

Foot note:

- Since the capsicums are not cooked in spice, you could add little extra salt in the stuffing if you prefer. 
- You can choose to make any kind of stuffing you prefer.


  1. Wow,cute capsicum looking spicy n delicious

  2. Luv this innovative dish...Bookmarking it..

  3. My hubby s favourite. Will Try it soon. Loved the clicks dear

  4. i am big fan of stuffed capsicum and this sounds yummy...lovely clicks Hyma !!

  5. Delicious filling and perfectly done,Hyma!!