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Stuffed Capsicum / Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe (भरवां शिमला मिर्च) - Allo Recipe

by Allo Innoware on February 23, 2023

Stuffed capsicum, also known as stuffed bell peppers, is a delicious and healthy dish that can be served as a main course or a side dish. The recipe involves filling the hollowed-out capsicum with a flavorful stuffing mixture of various ingredients like vegetables, grains, and protein. The capsicum is then baked until tender and the filling is cooked to perfection. This dish is not only delicious but also highly nutritious and versatile, making it a great addition to any meal. In this blog, we will share a simple yet flavorful recipe for stuffed capsicum along with some tips and tricks to make it perfect every time.

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Capsicum (green bell pepper)
1 cup boiled and mashed potatoes
1 cup of finely chopped and half boiled/cooked carrot
1 cup of finely chopped and half boiled/cooked cauliflower
1 cup of green peas
1 finely chopped onion
Fresh tomato puree
Basic Spices



  1. We take 4 green capsicums and cut it through the stem as shown and take out all the seeds and make it hollow.
  2. We make sure that the stem is covering the capsicum and we do the same to all the capsicum s
  3. For the stuffing we take 1 bowl of boiled potato, 1 cup each of finely chopped and half boiled carrot, cauliflower and green peas. We make sure that they are semi cooked.
  4. To this we now add some salt according to taste and some masalas.
  5. We add ½ tsp of turmeric powder, 1tsp of chilli powder, 1 tsp of coriander powder, ½ tsp of chaat masala or Aamchur powder and optionally some finely chopped green chillies
  6. We mix all of this together to get a smooth and consistent mixture. This will be our stuffing for the capsicums
  7. Once we have prepared the stuffing, we will take the capsicum and fill it with this veggie filling. We fill it completely and cover the opening with the stem as shown and fix it using a tooth pick to make sure the stem doesn’t move while cooking.
  8. Similarly, we fill all other capsicums


  1. We take 1tbsp oil in a WOK and add the finely chopped onion to this and sauté the onions
  2. To this we add 1tbsp of ginger garlic paste and continue to fry it.
  3. Once the onions are well sautéed, we add the fresh tomato puree to this and mix well.
  4. We add 1tsp of chilli powder, 1tsp of coriander powder, turmeric and salt according to taste and mix it all together.
  5. We cover the wok and reduce this gravy to a thick gravy. Once it gets too thick, we add the stock water in which we boiled the other veggies. Depending on your preference you can add water.
  6. We add the capsicum to this as shown and cover the capsicum with the tomato gravy as shown.
  7. We cover the wok and let the capsicum cook. Every now and then we remove the lid to cover the capsicum again with the tomato gravy.
  8. Once the capsicum is well cooked and the gravy is reduced, we will remove it from the heat.
  9. Serve it hot with Naan or any other bread. Stuffed Capsicum is ready! Bon Appetite.


Some interesting facts about capsicum:

  1. Capsicums are native to South America, and were domesticated over 6,000 years ago.

  2. Capsicums come in a range of colors, including green, yellow, orange, red, and even purple.

  3. Despite their name, capsicums are not actually peppers – they belong to the nightshade family, which also includes tomatoes, potatoes, and eggplants.

  4. In some cultures, capsicums are believed to have medicinal properties, and are used to treat a range of ailments.

  5. Capsicums are enjoyed all around the world, and are a staple ingredient in many cuisines, from Mexican to Indian to Thai.


Health Benefits of Stuffed Capsicum:

  1. Rich in nutrients: Capsicums are loaded with vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, and dietary fiber. These nutrients help in improving immunity, digestion, and overall health.

  2. Low in calories: Capsicums are low in calories, making them an excellent choice for people who are trying to maintain a healthy weight. Stuffed capsicum, when prepared with healthy ingredients, can be a nutritious and low-calorie meal option.

  3. Helps in digestion: Capsicum is rich in dietary fiber, which helps in promoting good digestion and preventing constipation.

  4. Boosts metabolism: Capsicum contains a compound called capsaicin, which is known to increase metabolism and burn calories. This makes it a great food choice for people looking to lose weight.

  5. Reduces inflammation: Capsicum contains anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce inflammation in the body, which is a major cause of many chronic diseases.

  6. Improves heart health: Capsicum is rich in potassium, which is an important mineral for maintaining heart health. Potassium helps to regulate blood pressure and prevent the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

  7. Good for eyesight: Capsicum contains vitamin A, which is essential for good eyesight. Regular consumption of stuffed capsicum can help in improving vision and preventing age-related eye diseases.

Incorporating stuffed capsicum in your diet can be a healthy and delicious way to enjoy the numerous benefits of this nutrient-rich vegetable.



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