Stuffed Green Bell Pepper

Posted: June 6, 2011 by incidentalcooksuman in Indian Food
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Memorial day weekend was full of fun, we were visiting our friends place in Ohio for a week. Our memorial day started early friday and we reached there around midnight. Even after a long drive as soon as we saw them we all were fully charged and ready for a long night talk. Even my two-year old does not wanted go to bed. We chatted the whole night almost till the sunrise. Then on memorial day we went for a day trip to an island in Lake Erie and enjoyed day of fun and jet skiing.

Weekend is over and after coming home it was so difficult to go in kitchen and cook something. My friend had made incredibly delicious dishes every day and pampering us with everything. It was like I have visited home and eating all delicious foods made by my mom… Just bliss!!

I still have not cooked anything so far, this dish is one that I made earlier.

Stuffed pepper or more precisely in Indian term Bharva mirch is one of my all time comfort dish, hubby loves this too. This is another one of those dish which looks like they take a lot of time and effort to put together but it is very easy. There are different variation to this recipes but traditionally this is stuffed with mashed potatoes which is seasoned with some indian spices and herbs. And you’ve got yourself a perfect, healthy and delicious side dish to serve along with roti or rice.


For stuffing:

  • 1 large Idaho potato
  • 3 medium-sized green bell peppers
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  •  1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
  •  1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
  •  2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  •  2 tablespoon white onion
  • 1 green chilli finely chopped
  •  1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  •  1 teaspoon coriander powder
  •  1/4 teaspoon garam masala
  •  1/4 teaspoon raw mango powder
  •  handful of fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  •  Salt to taste

For Masala:

  • 1 large white onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
  • salt to taste


  • Wash the green peppers well and pat dry with paper towel. Cut the tops off. Remove the seeds and membranes inside and make a hollow.Keep all cleaned peppers aside for later use.
  • Wash the potatoes and then boil till soft. Peel, mash roughly and keep aside for later use.
  • Heat oil in a pan on medium heat, add the cumin seeds, mustard seeds and cook till spluttering stops. Now add  chopped onions, green chillies and garlic and fry till the onions turns light golden.
  • Now add turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder garam masala powder and fry for 1 minute. Add the mashed potato and mix well to blend with all the spices. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring often. Turn off the fire, add dried mango powder and salt to taste and mix well. This will be our potato stuffing . Cool of the mixture before stuffing the peppers.
  •  Fill each green pepper to the top with the mashed potato mix. Press down and top up to ensure they are well filled.
    Heat the remaining cooking oil in a pan on a low flame. Add  the onions, garlic, green chillies and cook until the onions are soft.
  • Add crushed tomatoes, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, cumin powder and cook for 4-5 minutes. Place the stuffed bell peppers in the pan on the masala and cook them covered on medium heat for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  •  Turn them to sides in-between so that they could get brown on all sides. Place the peppers on a serving dish carefully and drop the rest of the masala on top of it to serve.
  •  Serve this scrumptious dish along with roti..


  1. nisha says:

    Thanks for dropping by . Nice cup cake.

    You have a nice space. See you again

  2. daksha says:

    Looks really delicious and tempting.

  3. Shri says:

    Awesome pics Suman..My mom makes a similar version of this…Yum

  4. Choclette says:

    I like stuffed vegetables and peppers are one of the easiest to do, but I’ve never stuffed them with mashed potato before. Shall have to try this out as they sound delicious.

  5. Kalyani says:

    looks delicious …. interesting recipe ……. thanks for visiting my blog and for the lovely comments …. will be following u on google followers …

  6. As always, LOVE your super droolicious pictures – And the dish looks GROOVY!

  7. Namitha says:

    This dish always reminds me of a friend who loves this dish 🙂 looks great

  8. Looks really delicious and tempting.. thanks for the recipe 🙂
    Indian Cuisine

  9. Suja Sugathan says:

    Wonderful dish..looks inviting..

  10. kothiyavunu says:

    Looks terrific and yummy…you have made it really well. looks perfect and liked ur stuffing!

  11. kothiyavunu says:

    Looks terrific and yummy…you havemade it really well. looks perfect and loved ur stuffing

  12. Sadhana says:

    Looks fantastic, absolutely mouth watering.

  13. Plateful says:

    Capsicum stuffed with potato masala – WOW, finger-licking good!!

  14. Such an interesting filling for these peppers! It sounds just full of flavor!

  15. sounds like the perfect weekend 🙂 and great recipe yum

  16. Sobha Shyam says:

    wow..thats an amazing dish..loved the stuffed bell peppers…nice one..

  17. Seems a wonderful weekend. Stuffed bell pepper looks so inviting and makes me drool:)

  18. Pushpa says:

    Stuffed capsicum looks delicious.

  19. Priya says:

    Those stuffed peppers tempts me a lot..

  20. Looks tempting and yummy though I never tasted the before..

  21. Raji says:

    Mouthwatering dish…can have this stuffed bell pepper any time.

  22. Urmi says:

    Wonderful recipe. I liked the way you have prepared with lovely stuff. Looks absolutely gorgeous, delicious and mouth watering. Very beautifully presented.

  23. suman- super awesome pic- totally loved it ! thumbs up to my fav that looks so well done !

  24. Deepa says:

    Good to hear that your friend pampered you a lot. These stuffed bell peppers are looking absolutely delicious.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  25. Priti says:

    Looks yum …nice stuffing

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