Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Mexican Cheese Stuffed Chillies

We all have our own special stuffed varieties . The list of such dishes is actually endless .Usually such dishes are made taking more pains during an occasion to make the meal special.

Stuffing gives a new dimension to the dish and such dishes are usually relished by all. And so stuffed dishes always make me happy reminding me of all the happy occasions of past and childhood.

Rawa-bharli-bhendi,  Stuffed potatoes, Bharwan lauki and Maharashtrian Bharli Vangi are few such popular stuffed varities. Today I am posting one more such stuffed variety - Cheese Stuffed Chillies.

This is a very famous mexican dish and the stuffing varies from veggies to chicken to meat but the common ingredient in all these fillings is cheese . I made the stuffing with cottage cheese , onions and capsicum . They were yummy and we had them with mexican rice .








Ingredients :

6 .......................Long Bell Peppers
2 ......................onions chopped
1 .....................capsicum chopped
1 cup...............crumbled cottage cheese ( paneer)
2 tbsp ............olive oil
1/2 tsp................oregano
1tsp.................crushed garlic
1/2 tsp...............pepper pd
salt






Method :

Wash and slit the peppers on one side keeping the stalk intact.
Carefully remove the seeds taking care not to break open the pepper.
In a pan add 1 tbsp oil , add garlic , onion and capsicum and saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
Remove from the gas and add let it cool.
Now add crumbled paneer, oregano and pepper pd, adjust the salt and mix well.
Smear the outsides of pepper with remaining olive oil.
Stuff them with the cottage cheese mixture and bake them in an over for 150 minutes or till cooked.
Serve hot with mexican rice.

Linking this dish to :


Flavours of Mexico @ jcookingodyssey 


walk-through-memory-lane @ adaythroughmylife 








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