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Stuffed Banana Peppers / Gutti Mirapakaya

South Indian style, easy and quick, side dish recipe. Includes homemade fresh protein rich stuffing made from scratch. Recipe below has step wise pics and tips.

Recipe Cooked, Photographed and Written by Praveena

PrepTime:15 mins   CookTime:15 mins   Cuisine: Indian


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This, Stuffed Banana peppers / Gutti Mirapakaya, recipe is not something I learnt from my Mom or somewhere else, but its my own makeover recipe.  It truly turned out extremely tasty that we felt like having more than one serving.

stuffed banana peppers / gutti mirapakaya. has homemade, protein rich stuffing. vegan, gluten free, South Indian style bharwa mirchi recipe.

Health Benefits of ‘Stuffed Banana Peppers / Gutti Mirapakaya’:

Banana Peppers are a good source of Vitamin A, B-6, C , fibre, folate and very low calories. All these nutrients are very important for healthy heart and reduce the risk of cancer (info from internet).

To Conclude, This, Stuffed Banana peppers / Gutti mirapakaya, is of course a Vegan & Gluten free recipe, yet it has protein rich stuffing as we are using ground nuts & sesame seeds.

Before starting to cook, don’t forget to see the Tips mentioned at the end.

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Ingredients:

  • Banana Peppers / Bajji Mirchi – 5
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Peanuts / Palleelu – 2 tablespoons
  • Sesame Seeds / Nuvvulu / Til – 2 tablespoons
  • Cumin / Jeera – 1 tablespoons
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ teaspoon
  • Besan / Chickpea Flour –  2 tablespoons
  • Chopped Coriander Leaves / Cilantro – a handful
  • Water – as required
  • Cooking Oil – 3 tablespoons

Special Ingredients:

  • Peanuts / Palleelu
  • Sesame Seeds / Nuvvulu / Til
  • Besan / Chickpea Flour

Step wise pics Procedure for ‘Stuffed Banana Peppers / Gutti Mirapakaya’:

PREP WORK:

  • Put a medium size pan on stovetop under medium flame.
  • Add the Peanuts / Palleelu, Sesame Seeds/ Nuvvulu and Whole Cumin / Jeera to the pan.
  • Dry roast until you get a pleasant aroma.
  • Switch the flame off and let them cool completely.
  • Now, take the roasted items into a spice blender /  mixer and make into fine powder.
  • Transfer this into a separate bowl, along with the salt, besan / chickpea flour and half of chopped coriander leaves.
  • Add enough water and make it into a thick paste.
Stuffing ready to use for making Stuffed Banana Peppers. Just add enough water to make it to thick paste.
stuffed banana peppers / gutti mirapakaya. has homemade, protein rich stuffing. vegan, gluten free, South Indian style bharwa mirchi recipe.
Take the Banana Peppers / Mirchi, wash under running water, dry them with a kitchen towel.  Slit each length wise and make an opening to insert the stuffing. Using a tiny spoon fill all the peppers / mirchi with this spice powder mix.

COOKING:

stuffed banana peppers / gutti mirapakaya. has homemade, protein rich stuffing. vegan, gluten free, South Indian style bharwa mirchi recipe.
Put a large frying pan on stove top under medium flame. Pour the oil, gently place the stuffed peppers. Sprinkle little water (2 tablespoons) and close the pan with lid.
stuffed banana peppers / gutti mirapakaya. has homemade, protein rich stuffing. vegan, gluten free, South Indian style bharwa mirchi recipe.
After 5-7 mins, open the lid and turn each pepper to the other side. Close the pan with lid, and let it cook this side for more 5 mins.
stuffed banana peppers / gutti mirapakaya. has homemade, protein rich stuffing. vegan, gluten free, South Indian style bharwa mirchi recipe.
Now, open the lid and check if they are properly cooked and then switch the flame off. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve. Done!! 

Tips:

  • Try not to remove the stalk from the peppers.
  • Just slit the peppers length wise, but be careful not to cut them, just make an opening to insert the stuffing.
  • I did not add any extra spice for the stuffing, as the peppers itself are hot enough.
  • Adjust the salt and spice as per your taste.
  • Storage: You can make the powder for stuffing, in advance and then use it whenever needed.
  • These, Stuffed banana peppers, stay good at room temperature up to 2 days.

Result:

  • These, Stuffed banana peppers / gutti mirapakaya, seem to be spicy but they aren’t.
  • We had these as a side with steamed rice along with a spoonful of ghee/butter.
stuffed banana peppers / gutti mirapakaya. has homemade, protein rich stuffing. vegan, gluten free, South Indian style bharwa mirchi recipe.

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Stuffed Banana Peppers / Gutti Mirapakaya / Bharwa Mirchi

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South Indian style, easy and quick, side dish recipe. Includes homemade fresh protein rich stuffing made from scratch. Recipe below has step wise pics and tips.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Accompaniment, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Servings 5 servings

Equipment

  • Small frying pan (for making the stuffing)
  • Blender/ Spice Grinder/ Mixie.
  • Large Frying pan (to cook the stuffed peppers)

Ingredients
  

  • 5 count Banana Peppers / Bajji Mirchi
  • as per taste Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Peanuts / Palleelu
  • 2 tablespoons Sesame Seeds / Nuvvulu / Til
  • 1 tablespoon Cumin / Jeera
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 2 tablespoons Besan / Chickpea Flour
  • a handful Chopped Coriander Leaves / Cilantro
  • as required Water
  • 3 tablespoons Cooking Oil

Instructions
 

PREP WORK:

  • TO MAKE THE STUFFING:
    Put a medium size pan on stovetop under medium flame.
    Add the Peanuts / Palleelu, Sesame Seeds/ Nuvvulu and Whole Cumin / Jeera to the pan.
    Dry roast until you get a pleasant aroma.
    Switch the flame off and let them cool completely.
    Now, take the roasted items into a spice blender /  mixer and make into fine powder.
    Transfer this into a separate bowl, along with the salt, besan / chickpea flour and half of chopped coriander leaves.
    Add enough water and make it into a thick paste.
  • Take the Banana Peppers / Mirchi, wash under running water, dry them with a kitchen towel. 
    Slit each length wise and make an opening to insert the stuffing.
    Using a tiny spoon fill all the peppers / mirchi with this spice powder mix.

COOKING:

  • Put a large frying pan on stove top under medium flame.
    Pour the oil, gently place the stuffed peppers.
    Sprinkle little water (2 tablespoons) and close the pan with lid.
  • After 5-7 mins, open the lid and turn each pepper to the other side.
    Close the pan with lid, and let it cook this side for more 5 mins.
  • Now, open the lid and check if they are properly cooked and then switch the flame off.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve. Done!! 

Notes

Please see the main post for recipe with step wise pics and tips.
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