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Capsicum/Shimla Mirch

Capsicum/Shimla Mirch

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250 gm


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Overview

 

Capsicum or shimla mirch is a huge part of the Indian kitchen because of its rich flavour. It is also known as bell pepper and comes under the Solanaceae family.

 

Nutritional profile

 

  • 100 grams of capsicum contains 2.1 grams of fibre, 6 grams of carbs, and 1 gram of protein.
  • This vegetable is loaded with different vitamins. Vitamin A, E, C, B6, K1, potassium, and folate are present abundantly in capsicum.

 

Health benefits

 

  • Consuming capsicum increases the iron absorption tendency of the body. Therefore, it helps to prevent anaemia.
  • It lowers the risk of eye problems such as cataracts.

 

Uses

 

  • Capsicum is used to make medicines of various health issues such as heart diseases or arthritis.
  • Capsicum is used to add flavour in various food items such as pulao and sandwiches.

 

Recipe

 

1. Stuffed Capsicum

Ingredients: Oil, 2–3 onions, 10–15 garlic cloves, 3–4 green chillies, 2 tomatoes, 4–5 boiled potatoes, cottage cheese, few black olives, 1/2 tsp red chilli powder, 1 tsp red chilli sauce, a pinch of sugar, 1/2 tsp dried oregano, coriander leaves, salt as per taste, mozzarella, and 6–7 capsicum.

 

Cooking Steps: Finely chop all the vegetables except the capsicum and fry them in oil along with the other spices. Grate some mozzarella cheese in the cooked vegetables. Cut the capsicums into half and remove all the seeds. Fill the fried filling in these capsicum cups and sprinkle some mozzarella on top. Bake them at 180 degrees C for 14–15 minutes. Your tasty stuffed capsicum is ready to eat.

 

2. Capsicum Fry

Ingredients: 5–6 chopped capsicums, 2–3 chopped onion, 1 tsp cumin seeds, 3–4 curry leaves, 2 tsp of ginger and garlic paste, 1 tsp turmeric powder, red chilli powder according to taste, coconut powder, and salt.

 

Cooking steps: Take some oil in a pan and add cumin seeds, onion, and other ingredients to it, except coconut powder. Add capsicum to it and put a lid on it for 1 minute. Remove the cover and cook for some time. Once the vegetables are cooked, add coconut powder to it. Cook it for an extra minute and then serve it hot.