Stuffed Capsicum - Italian Style

Last week when I was watching the recipe channel - this was the curry they were showing for the spring time recipe programme show. Bright color of the peppers was attracted to me and thought to try it :) Here i used moong dal instead of khus khus :) Rest followed their procedure. It came out so tasty... sweetness of capsicum, tomatoes tangyness, mixture of vegetables crunchiness with spices nice flavored yogurt sauce on top..... hmmmmm..... really takes you to heaven :) Here is the recipe...

  • Red & Yellow Capsicum (color as per your choice)
  • Carrot - 2 Medium size
  • Fresh String Beans - 10 to 12 nos
  • Moong Dal/ Green gram split - 1/2 cup
  • Onion - 1  cup (Chopped)
  • Tomato - 1/2 cup (chopped)
  • Baby Spinach - 1 cup
  • Chole/Garbanzo beans  - 1/2 Cup (Boiled)
  • Rose merry - Few leaves
  • Thyme - Few Leaves
  • oregano - 2 tsp
  • garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Fresh grounded black pepper - 1 tsp
  • Olive Oil

Time Required: 45 mins


1) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

2) Blend the tomato nicely, in that juice add the garlic paste, oregano, black pepper powder, thyme, rose merry, olive oil and stir it nicely

3) Bring the water boil in a medium size pan and cook the carrot, fresh beans and moong dal.

4) Mean while cook the chole in the pressure cooker

5) Add all the cooked vegetables in tomato mixture stir and combine (keep the vegetable stock for baking)

6) Slice the tops off the peppers and remove all the inner ribs and seeds. Cut a very thin slice from the base to help the peppers to  stand up. ( be careful while cutting the end part, if capsicum gets hole you can not able to stuff it)

7) Fill the vegetable mixture into peppers. Place the capsicum in the baking dish filled  with the vegetable stock. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 20 minutes

8) If you are a cheese lover sprinkle the cheese on each pepper and continue baking for more 10 minutes

9) Remove from oven and carefully transfer the stuffed peppers in to serving  plates topping with yogurt sauce

Yogurt Sauce

  • Curd - 1 cup
  • Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice - 1/2 tsp
  • Fresh cream - 1 tsp
  • Sugar - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander Leaves/Cilantro for garnishing

Mix all the above ingredients in a bowl and beat it nicely. That's it simple and yummy sauce is ready :)

Serve this yummy tasteful sweet, tangy, spicy, crunchy flavored sabji with roti or chapati :)


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