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Paneer Stuffed Banana Pepper

Paneer_Stuffed_Banana_Pepper_1 Whenever I see Banana Pepper in the vegetable market, I’m tempted to buy. Mostly it is used to prepare Milagai Bajji. This time I wanted to prepare something different without deep frying.

Here is Paneer Stuffed Banana Pepper using minimum ingredients. Paneer is Indian version of cheese.

Ingredients

  • Banana Pepper (long, straight) – 8 no
  • Paneer (cottage cheese) – 100 grams
  • Green chilli – 5 no
  • Onion medium size – 1 no
  • Garlic – 2 pods
  • Coriander leaves – few strings
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Cooking oil – 1 tablespoon

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Method

  • Cut banana pepper lengthwise as shown in photograph below; remove the seeds and other soft parts from inside (keep some seeds and soft parts for  stuffing); crumble paneer finely; chop green chilli, onion, garlic, coriander leaves finely.

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  • Paneer masala for stuffing: Heat a pan with one tablespoon of oil; add chopped onion and fry till it becomes transparent (do not add more oil in between, as paneer is likely to give out some moisture and fat when added).

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  • Add chopped green chilli, garlic and salt; fry for few seconds.

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  • Add part of the seeds and other soft parts removed from banana pepper; fry for few seconds.

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  • Now add crumbled paneer and stir for few seconds in low flame; add finally chopped coriander leaves, mix well (do not over cook) and remove; now paneer masala for stuffing is ready and let it cool down.

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  • Fill banana pepper with paneer masala evenly (do not over fill).

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  • Heat a flat pan and fry banana pepper in low flame with minimum oil; in between roll the banana pepper so that it is cooked evenly; remove when done.

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  • Tasty Paneer Stuffed Banana Pepper is ready. Serve hot as a side dish.

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Tips

  • Use long straight banana peppers to ensure uniform cooking all around.
  • Avoid over filling of banana pepper with paneer masala, as it is likely to pop out while frying.

{ 4 comments… add one }

  • Priya December 28, 2010, 3:12 pm

    Wow stuffed banana peppers very inviting..

  • pavithra December 28, 2010, 8:49 pm

    Wow looks super tempting…

  • Usha December 30, 2010, 9:26 am

    ah! absolutely enticing.

  • Jayashree January 4, 2011, 2:56 pm

    Sounds delicious.

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