Bharwan mirch – paneer-stuffed sweet peppers

Bharwan mirch – paneer-stuffed sweet peppers

Sweet little peppers are stuffed with a mixture of grated paneer, potatoes and spices, then marinated in yoghurt before being roasted in this simple yet incredibly delicious recipe from Rohit Ghai.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Cut a slit along each pepper and remove the seeds. Set aside
  2. Step 2

    Grate the paneer into a bowl. Heat the oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds. Once they start crackling, add the ginger and green chillies and stir well. Cook for 2-3 minutes, then add the turmeric, asafoetida, grated paneer and a little salt. Mix well and cook for another 4-5 minutes. Add the potatoes, garam masala and amchur. Check the seasoning, then turn down the heat and add the chopped coriander. Mix well, then leave to cool
  3. Step 3

    Stuff the cooled paneer mixture into the peppers, pressing it in firmly. Set aside
  4. Step 4

    Mix all the marinade ingredients together in a small bowl, then spoon this over the stuffed peppers. Leave to chill in the fridge for 1-2 hours
  5. Step 5

    Preheat an oven to 180°C/gas mark 4. Arrange the marinated peppers on a non-stick baking tray and cook in the oven for 10-15 minutes, until the peppers are charred on the outside. Serve with chutney