Sweet Peppers are also known as bell peppers or capsicum. Though they are fruits (botanically classified as berries), they are commonly used as a vegetable ingredient or as a side dish.
These are great for eye health by being rich in carotenoids. Again, due to the presence of antioxidants, sweet peppers or bell peppers or capsicum prevent from many cancers. VitaminC content of these peppers helps boosting the immunity of our body.
Peppers help balancing our mood, help in good night sleep, support weight loss, improve skin quality, possesses anti-inflammatory properties, and are heart healthy.
An important point, though all sweet peppers are very nutritious but these red sweet peppers contain 1.5 times more vitamin C, 8 times more vitamin A and 11 times more beta carotene than green bell peppers.
Yellow bell peppers have more vitamin C than green ones, but less vitamin A and beta carotene.
- 5 to 6 Mini Sweet Peppers 🫑
- 1 cup Homemade Paneer
- 1 tsp. Olive Oil
- A pinch of Asafetida (Hing)
- 1/6 tsp. Cumin Seeds or Roasted Cumin Powder
- 1/4 inch piece of Ginger (finely chopped)
- 1/4 small Red Onion (finely chopped)
- A pinch of Red Chili Powder
- A pinch of Garam Masala
- Light Salt (as per our preference)
Wash the sweet peppers properly, wipe off the water, cut from the top (save the tops), scoop out the core of the peppers…
Curdle the boiled milk w/ lemon juice or vinegar..
Sieve it through a cheese cloth, gently rinse it under tap water. Squeeze all the water, give it a tie, and hang it for 20 to 30 minutes..
Fresh homemade paneer. For the stuffing season it with the spices mentioned above, or simply add salt and black pepper.
Stuff the peppers with paneer and let cook on low medium heat on a heavy bottom pan..
Place the peppers on their tops and let cook. Keep changing the sides every 3 to 4 minutes..
Sides need to be changed..
After all four sides and the top is done, cover the lid of the pan for 5 to 6 minutes..
Peppers are almost done..
Transfer the peppers to a serving plate..
Cover them with their tops and our colored mini sweet peppers are ready to serve!
Note: Usually, I prepare these stuffed mini sweet peppers as a side dish. Leftovers make a perfect filling for the grilled sandwiches 🥪 We can always bake these in the oven as well.