Thursday, November 24, 2011

Stuffed Capsicum with Lentil filling(Kandunta in a Capsicum)..FF-TT # 3

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This week's entry is sent to me by Savitha ,who took active participation and also had sent interesting entries for my last Family Food Friday series.She always surprises me by sending step-by-step pictures which easily helps anyone in understanding the process .Thanks a lot Savitha for taking extra time and clicking those pictures.If you would like to see the earlier entries for the series please check here.

She has picked a traditional home style snack which is quite unique and not so easily available outside.When she had sent me a list of snacks which she was planning to make for the series I had chosen the most traditional and unique ones hoping that it might interest myself and my readers to learn something new.Most of the south Indians prepare steamed dal dumplings and use it in sambar,rasam and yogurt stew.This recipe is some what similar to that with a twist,the same filling is used to stuff a capsicum to make a unique and yummy snack.

3/4 cup Toor dal
1/4 cup Chana dal
1/4 cup Moong dal (yellow )
3-4 Capsicums,pick smaller ones
1/4 cup grated fresh Coconut
2-3 tbsp Coriander, finely chopped
10-12 Green chillies(increase them if you like it more hot)
juice of 1 lemon(2 tbsp)
a fat pinch of Hing
1/4 tsp Baking soda
3 tbsp Oil
Salt to taste

  • Soak all the dals overnight in regular water.
  • Grind green chillies chillies with salt,soaked dals into batter in a mixie in whipper mode and ensure it doesn’t become smooth paste ( it needs to be a little coarse). Also add as little water as possible.
  • Add hing, soda,grated coconut, lemon juice, chopped coriander and mix well with the mixture.
  • Heat oil in a small kadai and add it to the mixture and mix the ingredients well.
  • Slit the capsicum into nice cup shapes (as shown in picture), de seed it and smear it well with a little oil/salt mixture. Smearing just inside portion should be enough.
  • Add the mixture into the capsicum (don’t fill to the brim), place it on a oil-greased vessel and steam it in a pressure cooker without any weight for 15-20min.
  • Take out the cooked capsicum with lentil stuffing and sprinkle salt, red chilli powder and lemon juice (to taste).
Serve it hot.

Serving suggestions:
  • You can cut the stuffed capsicum into 4-5 pieces and top with finely chopped onions,grated carrots and chopped coriander.
  • You can use these stuffed capsicums in coconut based gravies or tomato based gravies,it makes a nice side dish for rotis.


Anonymous said...

A nice vegetarian twist on stuffed peppers, very nice. Happy Thanksgiving :)

Suma Gandlur said...

Addition of capsicum is a nice twist.
We steam it without the capsicum and also use it in sambhar as you mentioned.

Pavithra Elangovan said...

Lovely and mouthwatering post and as well as dish..yumm :)

Raji said...

Lovely recipe..I have never tried stuffing daal in the capsicum..bookmarking this.

Saraswathy Balakrishnan said...

I haven't tried stuffing with capsicum before..looks very yummy and tasty

Vatsala. said...

Loved the recipe and going to try soon.
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Unknown said...

Nice twist and idea....yum they look!

Recipe world said...

Yummy capsicum with healthy n delicious filling!!

Tina said...

Delicious nd mouthwatering stuffed capsicum..

Radhika said...

Quite surprised by the stuffing part. Usually we do it with paneer and potatoes. Very healthy to use dal filling. Nice one.

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

A delicious and traditional recipe.

Deeksha said...

Nice recipe. Love it.

Sushma Mallya said...

Looks yummy...U always come up with so lovely recipe ....will try this:)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Really Savitha did a fabulous job by clicking stagewise pics. Healthy stuffing with Dal

Hamaree Rasoi

Priya Suresh said...

Quite an interesting filling,definitely a fabulous twist and healthy stuffed capsis..

Faseela said...

lovely recipe dear.......

Raks said...

sounds flavorful and awesome!Nice recipe

Archana said...

Lovely recipe. Thanks
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chitraj.hegde said...

Lovely looking stuffed nice blend of spice and marked...must try recipe....

Chitra said...

Its new to me.nice post. Loved ur previous post. bookmarked it :)

Chitra said...

Looks nice. new to me. LOved ur previous post. bookmarked it :)

Deepthi Shankar said...

Wow, what a healthy n yummy snack

Priya dharshini said...

kandunta with capsicum luks fabulous and perfect entry for party..

aipi said...

What a great variation from the regular potato n veggie filling, a must try for sure :)

Amina Creations said...

wow.. fabulous recipe.. and fantastic pictures... thanks for sharing..

anthony stemke said...

This is a perfect stuffed pepper.

Sensible Vegetarian said...

So healthy and delicious filling, bookmarking this.

Sanjeeta kk said...

Lovely presentation and yummy recipe!

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Sangeetha M said...

i love stuffed capsicums...this is very interesting and filling sounds so healthy n the idea of steaming it !!! said...

Looks yummy!! lovely presentation :)

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

sounds incredibly it..;)
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Chitra Amma's Kitchen said...

Looks very tasty.Flavour must be awesome.

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