Stuffed Capsicum Curry -Bharwa Shimla Mirch Curry

Ingredients (for 3-4 servings)

4 small size capsicums

For stuffing

1 medium potato boiled (peeled and mashed)

100 gram paneer (grated)

1 medium onion (finally chopped)

1 tsp ginger,garlic paste

1-2 green chilli (finally chopped)

salt to taste

1 tbsp oil for cooking

1/4 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp red chili powder

1 tsp cumin powder

1/2 tbsp coriander powder

1/4 tsp of garam masala

for gravy

1 medium sized onion finely chopped

1 cup tomato puree

2 tsp ginger, garlic paste

2 tbsp cream

2 tbsp of tomato ketchup

1 tsp cumin seeds

salt to taste

1 tbsp oil for cooking

1/4 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp red chili powder

1/2 tsp cumin seed powder

1/2 tbsp coriander powder

1/4 tsp of garam masala

Method(How to make stuffed capsicum)

For Stuffing

Heat oil in pan add chopped onion and green chillies and saute till light brown.

Add ginger, garlic paste and saute for few min.

Add all the dry masala for stuffing

Then add the mashed potato, grated paneer and salt mix well.

Stuffing is ready. Keep this aside.    

Now take the capsicum, cut from the top remove all seed from inside. Stuff each capsicum with sufficient quantity of stuffing.

Preheat the oven to 350F. Line the baking sheet with aluminium foil & gently apply oil out side of capsicum and bake the stuffed capsicum for around 10 mins or till you see the edges turn brown.

Or

Heat oil in pan put the capsicum and cook till capsicum done or turn light brown.  

For gravy

Heat oil in a pan add cumin seeds When they start crackle, add the onions & saute till they turn light brown.

Add the ginger, garlic paste & saute again for a minute.  

Add the tomato puree & saute for a minute.

Now add the turmeric powder, red chili powder, cumin seed powder, coriander powder and salt. Add some tomato ketchup & cook till oil seperate. Add cream and half cup of water and cook till it start boilng. Add garam masalaand cook on low heat for 5 mins.

Gravy is now ready. Keep this aside.

Now take the microwave safe serving dish & pour some tomato gravy on the bottom & line these baked stuffed capsicum on it. Spread some more tomato gravy on top of capsicum.

Cook on the microwave for 2-3 minuts.

Garnish with some coriander leaves, cream & serve hot.