Monday, April 6, 2009

It's green BUT is it red too?

This month's FIC event by Neha and Harini has green and red as it's colors. As a new blogger and as someone who is relatively new to the world of independent cooking, I am enthusiastic to participate but, at the same time, I am at a loss as to what dish can I make that would display both these colors vividly.
Green brings into mind capsicum. I decided to make something with it hoping the stuffing inside would be red enough. Here's what I did:

Stuffed Capsicum Rolls

  • 1 large capsicum
  • 1 tbsp urad dal
  • 1 tbsp coconut
  • 2 long red chillies
  • 1 medium sized potato
  • 1/2 tsp Chilly powder (optional)
  • Salt
  • Oil

  • In a microwave, cook the capsicum until soft. Then, cut into 2 halves and de-seed it.
  • In a pan, heat very little oil and fry the urad dal. When it starts to change color, add the coconut and fry until the coconut is golden. Grind this along with the whole red chillies into a coarse powder.
  • Cook the potato in the microwave and mash it. Mix this with the ground powder along with salt and chilly powder if required.
  • Stuff this into the capsicum halves. Bring together the edges and press to seal. Then cut them into small rolls and fry it on a tawa with some oil


  1. hi rashmi, yep its red too... :)
    I like the way u microwave capsicum before filling, nice idea...,thanx for sending...

  2. This looks colorful n delicious!