Stuffed Banana Peppers

15 Aug

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Stuffed Banana Peppers.

A fresh spice paste is prepared by frying the onions and grinding with spices and nuts. Banana peppers are stuffed with freshly made onion peanut spice paste. Banana peppers are then cooked in oil till brown spots appear. Serve stuffed banana peppers with steamed rice or with pulav.
Makes: around 2 Servings of Stuffed Banana Peppers.

Ingredients:

Banana Peppers 4
Onion 1 Small
Roasted Peanuts 4 Tbsps
Ginger Garlic Paste 1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder 1/2 tsp
Red Chili Powder 1/2 tsp
Salt to Taste
Oil 1 tsp

Talimpu:

Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Fennel Seeds a Pinch
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 1tsp

Method of preparation:

Peel and roughly chop the onion.
Grind roasted peanuts into fine powder.

Fry the onion in a tsp of oil till it turns golden in color.
Cool the onion to room temperature and grind into smooth paste.
In a mixing bowl, mix together onion paste, ginger garlic paste, peanuts powder, red chili powder, coriander powder and salt.

Wash the banana peppers and make a vertical slit making sure ends are intact.
Stuff a tbsp or more of the above onion peanuts mixture into the banana peppers and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan on low heat, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, carefully place the stuffed banana peppers in the pan.
Fry for a minute, cook covered for around 10 minutes or until all sides of the banana peppers are browned.
Turn the banana peppers on other side occasionally while the cooking process.
Once the banana peppers turns soft and starts to fall apart, sprinkle a small pinch of salt and remove from heat.
Serve stuffed banana peppers with steamed rice or with pulav.
Notes: Make sure to cook the banana peppers well.

Suggestions: Adjust spice with red chili powder.
Variations: You can substitute banana peppers with small capsicums if you wish.
Other Names: Stuffed Banana Peppers.

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