Stuffed Capsicum


Stuffed Bell pepper or ‘Bharwan Shimla Mirch’ is a popular North Indian preparation of capsicum. You can use any colour/variety  for this. It is great side dish for roti as well as rice. The stuffing can me made with many things like paneer, peas, corn etc. Here i have used a simple stuffing with mashed potatoes.


  • Capsicum – 2
  • Onion – 1
  • Potato – 2
  • Green peas – 2 tablespoon
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 teaspoon
  • Chili powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Amchoor / Dry mango powder – 1/4 teaspoon


  1. Cut the capsicum vertically into halves and take out the seeds.
  2. Boil the potatoes, peel it and mash them nicely. Chop the onion finely.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and add ginger garlic paste, later add chopped onion and saute till it become translucent.
  4. Add mashed potatoes and green peas into this and cook for some time.
  5. Add chili, coriander, cumin, amchoor powders and salt. Mix well and cook in low flame for 5 minutes.
  6. When it cools, stuff this mixture inside the capsicum and level it with a spoon.
  7. Heat oil in a pan and place these stuffed capsicum into it. Cover and cook in low flame  for 15 minutes then turn it and cook for 5 minutes.


  • Here I have used the frozen peas, otherwise you can cook it along with potatoes.
  • Instead of cooking in pan, you can bake it in oven for 30 minutes till the skin changes color.



2 Comments Add yours

  1. Megala says:

    Absolutely delicious !

    Liked by 1 person

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