Monday 24 June 2013

Stuffed Capsicum with cheesy mushrooms

The first time I ever tried stuffed capsicum.. and I realized, its so darn easy and yet so yummy, there are lots of ways in which it can be prepared. Sharing one of the recipes today.

This one is less spicy,  will soon try a spicy Indian version and share it..

I have clubbed the vegetarian and non vegetarian version in one blog as there is very little variation.

Here it goes

Ingredients(Serves 2)

4 Capsicums
1 pack of button mushrooms (each cut into half)
250 gms chicken mince 
[Only ingredient to make it non vegetarian, optional]
3 heaped tsp plain flour 
21/2 cups milk
5 garlic cloves coarsely chopped
1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes finely chopped
1 medium size onion cut julienne style
3 Green chillies
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 tbsp butter + 1/2 tsp butter 
Salt to taste

Heat a frying pan and add half of the butter, when hot, add onions ,chilly and garlic and fry on high flame till onion turns transparent.
Add minced chicken and fry till its cooked, roughly 5 mins. [Optional]
Add chopped mushrooms and sun dried tomatoes and fry for another 4 minutes.
Move the contents of the pan to another vessel. 

Add rest of the butter to the pan, when hot, add the flour and stir continuously for few seconds till it turns little brown, add milk and mix well. Keep stirring and bring to boil.Ensure no lumps are formed.

When the milk thickens , add the fried ingredients to the pan, add some salt to taste and mix well. Turn off the flame and sprinkle cheese on top.

Cut the top part of the capsicum and remove the inner unwanted stuff, lightly coat the capsicums with butter and pour the mixture into each one of the capsicums carefully.

Place the capsicums in a baking tray/dish and bake for 30 minutes at 180 degrees.

Stuffed capsicums with cheesy mushroom (and chicken, optional ) sauce ready!
Serve hot

Guys, please do try the recipe and leave your valuable feedback.
Thank you for visiting.. :-)

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