Bharwan Shimla Mirch | Stuffed Pepper

Stuffed Pepper or Capsicum is a flavorful dish. It can be relished with phulkas and parathas or as a side dish with the main course. The flavor of pepper or capsicum blends so well with potato and makes it delectable. Recipe is very simple for this delicious dish.

We make the stuffing with boiled potatoes and stuff the pepper or capsicum with it, then cook it on low flame so that the flavors bind well. You can also add paneer (Indian cottage cheese) to the stuffing.

Prefer to get thin skin capsicum or pepper, it gets cooked quick and easy. 

Please find images in the end for your reference.

Also try: Stuffed Eggplant, Stuffed Bitter Gourd or Stuffed Okra.

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: North Indian

Time: Preparation – 10 mins, Cooking – 30 mins, Total – 40 mins

Servings: 3-4


  1. Pepper or Capsicum – 8 (small)
  2. Potato – 2 large (boiled and grated/crumbled)
  3. Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese) – 100 grams (optional) (crumbled)
  4. Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  5. Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
  6. Coriander Powder – 1.5 tsp
  7. Garam Masala Powder – 1/2 tsp
  8. Dry Mango Powder (Amchur) – 1/2 tsp
  9. Oil – 5-6 tbsp
  10. Coriander Leaves – as required
  11. Salt to taste.

How to make Stuffed Pepper or Capsicum:

  1. Take washed pepper or capsicum. Slice the top and remove the seeds. Keep aside
  2. Heat 2-3 tbsp oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and let it splutter
  3. Add potatoes. Saute
  4. Add red chilli powder, coriander powder and salt. Mix
  5. Saute on medium flame for 7-8 mins. Potatoes will be crispy and a little brown
  6. At this stage you can add paneer if desired. Mix well
  7. Add dry mango powder, garam masala powder and chopped coriander leaves. Mix and cook for 1-2 mins
  8. Stuffing is ready. Keep aside
  9. Now take the pepper or capsicum and stuff them with the stuffing. Keep aside
  10. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan. Place the stuffed pepper or capsicum. Cover and cook on low flame
  11. Keep changing sides of the pepper or capsicum every 3-4 mins so that they’re cooked from all the sides. They’ll get wrinkled and golden. It takes around 15-20 mins to cook them completely
  12. Your Stuffed Pepper or Capsicum is ready.



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