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How to make Tandoori Bell Pepper.

Updated on June 30, 2015
Mouth watering Tandoori Bell pepper.
Mouth watering Tandoori Bell pepper.

Introduction

Tandoor is an Indian cooking earthen pot which is heated with charcoal or wood to a high degree and it roasts the dishes to a distinct aroma and taste. If you don’t have tandoor , you can also use an over to roast the ingredients. Bell pepper is easily available all over the world and though many children don’t like it but if you prepare it like this then they start to like it. This is a very healthy dish and easy to cook and all the ingredients are very cheap ( at least in India) and healthy to eat. There are few ingredients which may not be easily available in west but can easily be ordered online on EBay or Amazon.com. Though red chili powder is used in the preparation of this dish, but surprisingly this dish is not very spicy. Make sure that bell pepper is fresh and deseeded properly.

Ingredients

1. Green Bell peppers (Capsicum): 4 small.

2. Potato: 1 medium boiled and grated.

3. Cottage Cheese: 200 grams grated.

4. Oil : 3 Tsp

5. Cashew Nuts: 5 chopped.

6. Raisin: ¾ Tsp

7. Onion: 1 Red medium finely chopped.

8. Carrot: ½ red finely chopped.

9. Ginger: ½ inch ginger finely chopped.

10. Red Chili Powder: ½ Tsp.

11. Green Chilies: 2 deseeded and chopped finely.

12. Garlic cloves: 2 chopped finely.

13. Chat masala: 1 Tsp.

14. Salt: To taste.

Method

1. First of all take all the four bell peppers and divide them in to two parts each vertically.

2. Remove the seeds carefully so you do not break the top edge of the bell pepper.

3. Now mix one Tsp of oil in salt.

4. Now rub this mixture in the inside and the outside of each bell pepper.

5. Set aside for 10 minutes.

6. Take a heavy base pan and heat two Tsp of oil in it.

7. Add ginger and garlic in the heated oil and sauté for about 30 minutes.

8. Now to this add chopped green chilies and onion and sauté for 1 minute.

9. Now add carrot and sauté for couple of minutes.

10. Now to this add cashew nuts, potatoes, red chili powder, cottage cheese, raisins and chat masala.

11. Mix well and cook for 2 minutes and remove from fire/ heat.

12. Now heat the tandoor.

13. If you donot have tandoor then preheat the oven at 180 C or 350F.

14. Now while the oven is being pre heated, fill each half of the bell pepper with potato cheese mixture.

15. Take a baking trey and greese it with oil or butter.

16. Now place bell peppers in the trey and put it in the pre heated oven for 15 minutes.

17. Remove trey when bell pepper has turned slightly soft.

18. Serve hot with Roti or naan.

Tip:

1. Don’t over heat bell peppers. Take them out of oven when they are slightly soft.

2. If you can use red and yellow capsicums with green ones it would give enhanced presentation.

3. You can chop raisins if you want to.

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      Nagaraja - 9442542591 4 years ago

      Nice, i will try it.

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks

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      flashmakeit 4 years ago from usa

      It a very unusual bell pepper recipe for me and I bet it is tasty. I must try it out.

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Flash makeit

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      Marissa Buhalog 4 years ago

      A very hot recipe...

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      I have never seen a recipe like this, and it looks mouth-watering. I have a few peppers I want to eat soon, and we will be getting a few more groceries shortly, so I will put this on my list of things to make this coming week. I love trying new things! Thanks for sharing this with us. I see you have quite a lot of recipes, so I will be back many more times to see some more tasty gems.

      Voted up and sharing.

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Kathryn for visiting this hub and leaving your opinion on it. I hope you do like it when you make it.

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Marissa

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Indian Chef, the picture alone gets all my votes up. I used to eat stuffed bell peppers as a kid all the time. This version takes it to an entirely different level. Thank you for sharing.

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Carrermommy..

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Indian Chef,

      I love eating stuffed green peppers and this recipe of yours would be a different twist to how I normally make them. It sounds good! Do you take your own photos? Hint: You might wish to attribute them as to source. I am growing several different types of peppers in our garden this year so this recipe will come in handy. I have garam masala in our cupboard. Is chat masala very different? Up and useful votes and sharing.

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      Rochelle Frank 4 years ago from California Gold Country

      This does look good! I am wondering about the chat masala, too. Can I use curry powder?

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Update: I made it last night, and it was delicious!

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Peggy thanks.. The recipes are mine I mean not exactly mine but mine in a way that I gave them little bit of my flavour or change things here or there and see how they come out, but not all pictures are mine because I tried to take pictures they never come out good. I thought of attributing to source but then I found them on many places on net so it is really impossible to find the original author.

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Rochelle Chat masala is easily available online on ebay and amazon if not in a nearby store. And no curry powder is no substitute for chat masala.

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Kathryn.

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