Bharwa capsicum ki sabzi

Bharwa capsicum ki sabzi

60 Mins
4-5 People
10 Mins

Bharwa Capsicum Recipe

Hey there, foodies! Join me on a flavorful recipe into the heart of Indian tradition with Bharwa Capsicum. Imagine this – colourful bell peppers filled to the brim with a spiced potato filling, creating a perfect balance of tastes and textures. It is not just a dish; it is a story that unfolds in the kitchen, a story that combines the magic of Indian spices with simple, everyday ingredients.


Cooking Tips:

  1. Choose Fresh Peppers: When you go to the market, choose bell peppers that are not only firm but also full of bright colours. Trust me, it makes the dish look better and tastes better.
  2. Spice it Up: Do not be shy—change the stuffing up. Add some more spice or your favourite herb to make it your own. Cooking is an adventure, and now is your chance to start it.
  3. Golden Brown Goodness: Let the stuffed capsicum sizzle in the pan until they get a golden brown top. It is not just the taste that matters; it is the tempting crunch that gives your dish a whole new taste.
  4. Garnish with Finesse: Do not forget the ending touch when it is time to serve. A sprinkle of garam masala and some fresh coriander leaves will make your dish stand out.

Pairing Tips:

  1. Biryani: Imagine a plate where Bharwa Capsicum is served with the rich flavours of biryani. It is not just a meal; it is a royal feast.
  2. Roti Roll: Wrap these stuffed capsicums in a warm roti for a quick and filling lunch. It is a fun change from what you usually do.
  3. Dip 'n' Delight: For an extra burst of freshness, dip these into mint sauce or a yogurt-based dip. Trust me, it takes the flavour to a whole new level.


Bharwa Capsicum ki Sabzi

  • Portions serving: 4-5 pax
  • Preparation time: 10 min
  • Cooking time: 60 min
  • Calories: 309 cal per portion



For Gravy:

  • Oil: 2 tbsp
  • Bayleaf: 2 pcs
  • Cinnamon: ½ inch
  • Black cardamom: 1 pc
  • Green cardamom: 3 pcs
  • Cloves: 6-7 pcs
  • Onion (chopped): 1 cup
  • Ginger & garlic paste
  • Turmeric powder: ½ tsp
  • Red chilli powder: 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder: 1 tsp
  • Salt: 1 tsp
  • Jeera powder: ½ tsp
  • Besan: 2 tbsp
  • Ghee: 1 tbsp
  • Tomato puree: 1 cup
  • Water: as required
  • Coriander (chopped): 1 tbsp
  • Kasoori methi: ½ tbsp

For Stuffing:

  • Coriander seeds: 1 tbsp
  • Saunf: ½ tbsp
  • Black pepper: 1 tsp
  • Jeera: 1 tbsp
  • Oil: 1 tbsp
  • Jeera: 1 tsp
  • Hing: ½ tsp
  • Ginger (chopped): 1 tbsp
  • Green chilli: ½ tbsp
  • Black salt: 1 tsp
  • Anardana powder: 1 tsp
  • Amchur powder: ½ tbsp
  • Raisins: 1 tbsp
  • Kasuri methi: ½ tbsp
  • Potato (boiled & peeled): 4-5 pcs
  • Coriander (chopped): ½ tbsp
  • Paneer cubes: ¼ cup

For Capsicum:

  • Capsicum: 4-5 pcs
  • Tomatoes: 2-3 pcs
  • Oil: 1 tbsp
  • Salt: ½ tsp



For Stuffing:

  1. Roast coriander seeds, saunf, black pepper, and jeera. Pound into a coarse powder.
  2. In a pan, heat oil, add jeera, hing, chopped ginger, and green chilli. Sauté.
  3. Add black salt, pounded masala, anardana powder, amchur powder, raisins, and kasuri methi. Sauté.
  4. Add boiled and mashed potatoes, cubed paneer, and chopped coriander. Mix well.

For Gravy:

  1. Heat a pan, add oil, bay leaf, black cardamom, green cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves. Let them splutter.
  2. Sauté chopped onions until golden brown.
  3. Add ginger & garlic paste, sauté until fragrant.
  4. Incorporate turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, and jeera powder. Sauté.
  5. Add besan and ghee, cook for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Add tomato puree, cook for 5-6 minutes. Pour in water as needed.
  7. Add kasuri methi and chopped coriander. The savory gravy is ready.

For Bharwa Capsicum:

  1. Wash and clean capsicum and tomatoes. Cut from the top, scoop out the center.
  2. Fill capsicum and tomatoes with the prepared stuffing. Cover with the tops.
  3. Heat a pan, add oil, place stuffed capsicum and tomatoes. Sauté with salt for a minute.
  4. Pour the prepared gravy over them, cover, and cook for 3-4 minutes. Stir occasionally.

For Plating:

  1. In a serving plate, spread a layer of the flavorful gravy.
  2. Arrange the Bharwa Capsicum and put tomatoes on top.
  3. Garnish with chopped coriander.

Enjoy your delicious Bharwa Capsicum ki Sabzi!


Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Can I use different-colored bell peppers?
    • Absolutely! Mix and match red, yellow, and green bell peppers for a visually stunning presentation of Bharwa Capsicum Recipe. Each color brings a unique flavor to the dish.
  2. How spicy is the stuffing?
    • That's entirely up to you! Adjust the spice levels with green chilies or red pepper flakes. Go bold for a kick or keep it mild for a family-friendly version.
  3. Can I prepare the stuffing in advance?
    • Yes, indeed! If you're planning a special occasion, prepare the stuffing ahead. When ready to cook, stuff the peppers and let the magic unfold.
  4. What's the secret to a golden-brown exterior?
    • Achieve that perfect colour of Bharwa Capsicum by sautéing the stuffed capsicum over medium heat. It adds a beautiful crunch and enhances the flavor.
  5. Can I make it ahead for a party?
    • Absolutely! Prepare Bharwa Capsicum in advance, refrigerate, and reheat when your guests arrive. It's a show-stopper appetizer.
  6. What's the best way to store leftovers?
    • Leftover Bharwa Capsicum? Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Enjoy the next day, though the texture might change a bit upon reheating.
  7. Can I freeze Bharwa Capsicum?
    • While fresh is best, you can freeze the Bharwa Capsicum. Thaw and proceed with stuffing and cooking when ready.
  8. What drinks go well with this dish?
    • Refresh your palate with a mint cooler or cucumber-based drink. The coolness complements the warm spices.
  9. Any variations to the stuffing?
    • Absolutely! Add crumbled paneer, nuts, or colorful veggies in Bharwa Capsicum. This dish is your canvas for culinary creativity.
  10. Can kids enjoy this dish?
    • Of course! Customise the spice levels of Bharwa Capsicum for a kid-friendly version. Get them involved in the kitchen for a fun cooking experience.

So, are you ready to cook Bharwa Capsicum? Let's make some delicious Bharwa Capsicum Together!