Capsicum butt stuffed, a complete family entertainment!

Capsolovers family..

My favorite vegetable is capsicum. My husband eats capsicum ..we consume at least a kilo a week. My complete family loves capsicum! We are capsolovers !

Head : Liar ! Husband hates capsicum , your 3 year old boy doesn’t eat any vegetable. Family of capsoooooohaters!

Hey ! careful head , Husband , he eats it..I have prepared for him ..

Head (interrupting) : wait ,I haven’t finished yet ..  And capsolovers ??.. is NO word. See spellcheck is screaming !

 *continuing in a tone of sophistication * : And  by eating , if you mean , trying to thaw it with spoon and murmuring hate for every mouthful  before deciding ,”enough I need an omelette” then yes he did eat capsicum.

Alrite (making a mental note of not lying in front of head),  1/3rd of my family loves capsicum. That is the stat. We are three . Including me.

Head : Do the maths lady ..

So , C’on , what’s not to like , I mean its round ,crunchy, even has a butt so can sit and best of it ,can be taken both – raw or cooked.What other veggie can claim all that adjectives?

Head : veggie  with butt ? Why am I attached to a heart with no sense of world!

I remember a dish .. all of us likes and its of capsicum.

Head : Eh ? The one where you stuff capsicum with whatever you find in your fridge and put it in microwave and eat it almooost raw? 

It is called smart cooking , am a smart cook. Remember this? Don’t spoil it. Am gonna explain how it’s done for only smart readers!

hmm , what should I name the dish?

Capsicum butt stuffed!

So I had few capsicum in my fridge. I bought them green , nurtured in there till turning red and then realized it is not gonna turn into bell pepper , so I might as well finish it before crunch is gone…

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See , I told you capsicum have butt and can sit!

Now I need something to stuff up these capsicum. I love stuffed so much!

Head : Eh , and wont you tell your reason for “love stuffed”?

Alrite (making a mental note of trying not to deviate truth in front of head), So I love stuffed capsicum coz that way I can eat capsicum , husband can eat stuffing and I can even make paratha from stuffing for kiddo… .a complete family entertainment!

Phew ! There I said it. This is my family favorite recipe coz everyone get’s to eat their favorite!

Head :  I feel so much lighter now!

Ignoring the snob head..So now I need something to stuff up these capsicum.

(1) Open your fridge , look around and see what can you find? Paneer (cottage cheese) , other cheese , peas. Bring it on. Anything can be stuffed into capsicum. I found mushroom.

(2) Nothing in fridge? Alternative .. hmm you got to have potato in your house.. What kind of Indian ( or European?) are you with no potato!  Boil it and mash it.

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Mushroom were getting lonely in fridge and needed some trimming . Mixed here with all spices…

(3) Heat a pan , add butter . Not oil .. Butter is tastier. Add some onion.

(4)  Add mushroom to pan , salt , chilli powder and whatever powder spice you can find.  Find some special spice like amchur , chaat masala..

Head: Aha! You didn’t tell to wash and cut mushrooms before adding to pan , not whole one,

C’on , Do I need to tell this to humans who knows to cook ?

Ignoring …

(5) Add some sauce , it taste good. Open your sauce and soup cabinet and pick one. I had tomato soup. Mix it into the mushroom. It’s better mushroom cooks with sauce.

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Mushroom floating in tomato sauce

Head  : Aha! lady .. sauce makes it curry .. you are definitely not looking for a curry to fill into capsicum butthole?

Shut-up head , this is my recipe.

Wait , he is right.

Am not making gratin , its stuffed capsicum.. stuffing should be …solid. Think NOW, risk mitigation , crisis aversion, damage control.

(6) Mix  a bit of corn flour and add to thicken it. It worked, as you can see in picture. And I also added a bit of white sesame seeds, for the white effect 🙂

It just looked good in pan with other red stuff.

Damage contained!

PS: You can skip step 6 , if you have skipped step 5 .

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Damage controlled mushroom , cooking in peace and harmony with tomato soup /corn flour

 Head (Grinning ): See I was right 

Ignoring head who think he is Master Chef! Cover the pan and let it cook. This can’t be eaten raw. You see it has no can-eat-raw super power like my doll , capsi!

(7)  Work with capsicum , cut off capsicum’s head , slide off and then empty its belly. remove all the seeds and glaze the capsicum with oil on the inside wall.

 

(8)  Now am bore and I assume you get the drift. Fill the stuffing into capsicum, prepare your micro-wave plate.

Add plenty of oil, place the capsicum on plate and put it inside.

(9) Cook it as much as you want it .. I mean I like a bit raw ,as you can see in the pic.. try different options of microwave – Grill , convection , Grill + convection , power heat , or just plain.. sky is your limit (and the options of your microwave).

Here is the best part !

My husband likes the mushroom stuffing , I finished off the capsicum.

All in one and one in all .

Isn’t this the smartest capsicum butt stuffed ever !

Ta-da!