Stuffed Capsicum Rings are a heathy and delicious snack recipe that has veggies stuffed into capsicum rings; which are then shallow fried to perfection.
Stuffed Capsicum Rings has an all time winning stuffing. Can you guess what it could be??
Haha.. Thats absolutely right!! Potatoes and Paneer!! A combination that is always a hit amongst kids and adults (aakhir dil to bacha hai ji.. <3)
This recipe of Stuffed Capsicum Rings is specially curated for kids and toddlers. My daughter is already into a toddler stage and it feels as if it was just yesterday I held her in my hands for the first time and now she is 15 months old. Where did all the time go??
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So how does this Stuffed Capsicum Rings tastes like?
The stuffing which is basically made up of Paneer and boiled Potatoes; an amazing combination in itself. And when spiced up with some aromatic and flavourful spice mix turns into a delicious treat. These are not very hot as I have made a kid friendly version here. However you can spice it up to suit your family needs.
The capsicum rings gives a nice crunch in this recipe.
There are so many texture play in this Stuffed Capsicum Rings coming from the mashed potatoes, scrambled paneer and the crunchy capsicum and when combined with the right amount of spices makes this a perfect snack item suited for parties, potlucks or even when guests arrive.
Here is the recipe for the Stuffed Capsicum Rings
Stuffed Capsicum Rings
- 1 no small Onion finely chopped
- 1 no. large boiled and mashed Potato
- 1 cup Scrambled paneer
- 4-5 nos Capsicum
- 1 tbsp cooking oil
- 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
- 2 tsp Ginger-Garlic paste
- 1.5 tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
- 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
- 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
- 2 tsp Chaat Masala Powder
- Juice of Half a Lemon
- Handful of Mint and Coriander leaves finely chopped
- 2-3 tbsp Oil for shallow frying
- Salt to taste
For the Stuffing
- In a pan, heat up a tbsp of oil. Once hot add cumin seeds; let it splutter. Add the chopped onions and saute until transparent.
- Add ginger garlic paste and saute till the raw smell goes.
- Add all the spice powders - kashmiri red chilli, red chilli and turmeric powder. Mix well and saute until cooked.
- Add the boiled potatoes and scrambled paneer. Mash well. Mix until well combined. Add salt to taste and mix well
- Switch off the gas and remove from heat. Add the chaat masala, lemon juice and mint-coriander leaves. Combine well and keep aside.
For the Capsicum Rings
- Wash the capsicums and cut the top off the capsicum. Remove the seeds from inside to make it hollow.
- Using a sharp knife cut rings of about 3-4 mm thickness. You will get around 4-5 rings from one capsicum depending upon the size of the capsicums.
- Take handful of the stuffing and stuff each ring generously. You must fill it enough such that it is easier to lift and handle the rings. If the ring is falling apart while lifting that means you have not stuffed it enough.
- Heat a nonstick pan or use the same pan that you used to saute the stuffing. Add 2-3 tbsp oil and shallow fry the rings until golden brown.
- Serve hot with chutney of your choice. It makes around 12-15 capsicum rings.
1. To make it vegan just substitute tofu for paneer.
2. Stuff the rings with enough stuffing that it is easier to handle the rings. If the ring is falling apart while lifting that means you have not stuffed it enough.
3. Use minimal oil for shallow frying; as these tend to soak a lot of oil. So the more you add the oilier it will become.
4. The capsicum rings are not at all spicy as this is a kid friendly recipe; however feel free to add chopped green chillies or increase the heat to suit your family needs.
5. Any stuffing of your choice can be used here.
6. Another recipe variation here is to make any onion tomato based gravy, makhani gravy or while gravy and add these capsicum rings and serve as a curry.
By the way I also have linked this 15 mins Dessert Recipe using Paneer here, from the blog if you would like to check.
See you soon with another recipe soon.