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Stuffed Capsicum | Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe

By Swasthi on August 10, 2022, Comments, Jump to Recipe

Stuffed capsicum recipe – Stuffed bell peppers are a popular dish across the world. These are so many different kinds of fillings made to stuff the bell peppers. They can be filled with meat, veggies, cheese, rice or even with noodles. Here I have shared the recipe for vegetarian stuffed bell peppers.

Stuffed capsicum

These pan grilled stuffed capsicum are delicious with a burst of Indian flavors. They can be eaten as a appetizer or a side in your meal. My kids love them as a after school snack with this tomato soup or with sandwiches.

I consider these stuffed capsicum to be healthy as they are pan fried and loaded with veggies. You can use any kind of bell peppers – large or tinker bell peppers.

To make the stuffing, I have used potatoes, peas and carrot. Veggies like Cauliflower, baby corn, sweet corn, sweet potatoes or mushrooms can also be used. A handful of roasted cashews or peanuts can also be added to the stuffing to add crunch.

These potato stuffed bell peppers can also be grilled in a oven. It is convenient to oven grill especially when you make a large batch.

Stuffed Capsicum are Indian style vegetarian stuffed bell peppers

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1. Boil or steam the veggies. I prefer to steam the potatoes first.

steam potatoes for stuffing

2. When the potatoes are 3/4th cooked, i add carrots and peas to the steam basket. Steam for a little longer until just cooked.

steam carrots for stuffed capsicum recipe

3. Rinse the capsicums. Small to medium sized ones work better, else they will have to be cut before serving.

tinker bell peppers

4. Cut off the tops. I also cut slightly on the bottom for frying them conveniently.

trimming top for stuffed bell peppers

5. Deseed them gently.

deseeding tinker bell peppers

How to make stuffed capsicum

6. Heat a pan with oil. Fry cumin and garlic until the garlic smells good.

saute garlic for making stuffed bell peppers

7. Add sliced onions. I also added the tiny chunks of capsicum which i got after cutting the top.

frying onions for stuffed capsicum recipe

8. When the onions turn golden, add red chili powder,garam masala or any other spice powder and crushed kasuri methi.

spice powders for stuffed bell peppers

9. Saute just for a minute.

Saute the mixture

10. Add the steamed veggies and chopped coriander leaves.

steamed veggies for stuffed capsicum recipe

11. Mash them well. Add salt as needed. Mix with the onion masala.

mashing veggies

12. Stuff the capsicums.

stuffing tinker bell peppers

13. Heat the same pan with oil. Add the stuffed peppers.

pan fry the stuffed bell peppers

14. Cover and cook on a medium to low flame until the capsicum is half cooked or fully cooked to suit your taste. These can be grilled in a preheated oven at 160 C for 8 to 15 mins.

grilled stuffed bell peppers

15. Sprinkle very little chaat masala mixed with a pinch of salt.

chaat masala for stuffed capsicum recipe

Serve stuffed capsicums warm.

stuffed capsicum recipe stuffed bell pepper recipe

Tips to make stuffed capsicum

  1. You can sprinkle some mozzarella cheese on the bell peppers.
  2. Potatoes can be replaced with sweet potatoes or even with some cooked quinoa.
  3. If you love paneer, then you can stuff the paneer bhurji.
  4. You can simply scramble some eggs and fill it in the bell peppers.
  5. Stuff it with this chicken keema to make them chicken stuffed bell peppers.
  6. To make them keema stuffed peppers, make this mutton keema and stuff.

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stuffed capsicum stuffed bell pepper recipe

Stuffed Capsicum | Stuffed Bell Pepper Recipe

Stuffed capsicum or stuffed bell pepper recipe made with potato stuffing, spices & herbs. Serve it as a appetizer or side with your meal.
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Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time30 minutes

Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )

  • 3 to 4 medium capsicums medium (6 if tinker bell)
  • 3 medium potatoes
  • 1 medium carrot
  • ¼ cup green peas
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 2 garlic cloves or 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 onion sliced
  • ½ to ¾ teaspoon red chili powder
  • ½ to ¾ teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves)
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon coriander leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon chaat masala powder or as needed (optional)


  • Steam potatoes, carrots & peas until fork tender, without making them mushy.
  • Chop off the bell pepper tops and set aside. Deseed them as well.
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Fry cumin and garlic for 30 seconds.
  • Then add the onions & saute until golden.
  • Add chili powder, garam masala, kasuri methi. Mix & saute for 1 min.
  • Next add the steamed veggies and mash them. Mix together salt and coriander leaves.
  • Stuff the bell peppers with this potato mixture. Fry them in 1 tbsp oil stirring often. You can also cover and cook for sometime.
  • To bake them preheat the oven at 160 C and bake for 8 to 15 mins depending on the size of capsicums.
  • Serve stuffed bell peppers as a appetizer or side in your meal.

Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.

For best results follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips above the recipe card.

NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)

Nutrition Facts
Stuffed Capsicum | Stuffed Bell Pepper Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 137
% Daily Value*
Sodium 26mg1%
Potassium 888mg25%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 2940IU59%
Vitamin C 134.7mg163%
Calcium 63mg6%
Iron 5.7mg32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Very nice thought. Good photographs. Will try your methods. Thank you.

5 stars
These peppers are simple to make but incredible! I wasn’t sure what to expect (I’ve only had stuffed peppers with Italian-style flavors) but your recipes are always sooo good I decided I would try these. They didn’t need cheese at all. The chaat masala powder was the perfect topper.

Also, just wanted to note that the cumin seeds are not listed in the ingredients but are included in the steps. I used a bit more than 1 tablespoon and that seemed to be a good amount. 🙂

Thank you Swasthi!

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Tried aloo stuffed capsicum and loved it! Kasturi methi did the magic. Thank you xx

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Tried this today and it turned out really well.Thank you ?

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Holy cow! These were divine! I put them in the oven with some cheese. Tasted delicious.

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I am not fan of capsicum , I don’t eat that much
I like potato stuffing made , that is always tasty to eat
Awesome recipe
Thank you

Thanks a lot…Its really tasty and also easy to cook. Also comprises of healthy combination of all easily available vegitables.

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they are just fab with your bread cheese capsicum toast.

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I love this recipe! I’ve made stuffed capsicum twice with this recipe, and both times these were highly appreciated!

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Yummy stuffed peppers. made them and got over in minutes