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Stuffed & baked capsicum

delicious paneer and peas stuffed capsicum which is then baked to be enjoyed
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: appetizer, baked capsicum
Servings: 3 People


  • OTG or MIcrowave Oven to bake


  • 3 large capsicums/ bell pepper
  • 200 gms Paneer
  • 1/4 cup Green peas
  • 1/4 tsp Finely ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp Red chilly powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala
  • Fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • Salt
  • Oil to grease


  • Boil some water and cook the peas for 5-6 minutes. Drain the water and set aside the peas
  • Preheat the oven to 180C
  • Discard the stem from the capsicum and cut it into two parts horizontally. Deseed it completely ensuring that you do not cut through the skin. If the capsicums you are using are small then you do not need to cut them into two. Simply deseed them and use as a whole piece.
  • Apply oil with a brush on the outer side of the capsicum to ensure it gets cooked well
  • In a bow, take the paneer and crumble it nicely. Add the other ingredients - peas, turmeric, red chilly powder, garam masala, salt and fresh coriander
  • Arrange the capsicums on a baking tray and bake for around 20 minutes.
  • If you want to cook them on a pan, then add 2-3 tbsp oil in a pan. Place the capsicums on the pan nd let it cook for 3-4 minutes. Keep an eye on it and move them around carefully every few minutes. It should take you around 20-25 minutes
  • Serve these stuffed capsicum warm with some peas pulao or jeera rice