Stuffed Capsicum

It was yet another Evening, figuring out what to do for dinner. I made some Yardlong beans parupu-usli and Tomato rasam for Lunch. The parupu-usli was still staring @ me in the evening too, i didnt want to waste it. Long before i bookmarked Lataji’s Recipe of Stuffed Bell Peppers, thought of trying it, Voila!!!! it was a hit!!!! Thank you Lataji for sharing a Healthy recipe!!!! 🙂

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2 cups chopped yardlong beans/beans/methi leaves
1 cup of toor/tuvar dal
1/2 chana dal/Gram Dal
5-6nos red chillies

4-5 Capsicums (any color, i used green)
Little oil for brushing them

3-4 tbsp oil (Be generoussssssssssssss)
1-1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 tbsp Chana dal
a pinch of turmeric

one tight fist curry leaves

a pinch of hing


Soak the dals for half an hour. Grind the soaked dal, red chillies, and hing. Add no water. let it be not so fine paste, lil coarse will be better. It should of the masala vada batter consistency.In case it bcomes watery, jus add some besan flour.Heat oil in a kadai, be generous. splutter mustard seeds, add turmeric and some curry leaves.Now add the dal batter. stir and cook. Let it cook. you can see the raw color changing to a golden yellow.Add some oil, if necessary.

It takes about 5-6 minutes for the tuvar mixture to cook. Well cooked usli has no moisture/water, has a crumbled texture.Now add chopped beans. check the salt. Keep the flame low, cover and cook.Stir often to avoid burning. Take it of the flame when the beans is cooked.Beans can also be pre-cooked and add it here, but i have used uncooked beans. In case of using cooked beans, pls do strain the excess water and add it to the usli

Preparing the Capsicums

Wash and dry the Capsicums, Cut open the top and remove all the seeds. Boil a Shallow pan with water, place the capsicums covered in it,Put the flame off , let them sit in there for 2-3 minutes. Take it off the water, Brush some oil inside, Spoon the parupu usli into it. I brushed some more oil on the outer skin of the capsicums too. Keep in a MW safe bowl, Cover and Cook @ high for 4-6 minutes. This cooking time depends upon ur MW Power, So once the Capsicum skin starts shrinking, its cooked !!!! We enjoyed with some Tomato Ketchup!! A filling Dinner indeed, and Light on everything!!!! 🙂