Sunday, 15 January 2017

BLACK-EYED BEANS STUFFED BELL PEPPER

BLACK EYED BEANS STUFFED BELL PEPPER

 EDITED: 1. This post was featured at Real Food Friday on 19th January link party, check here
 2. This post was also featured ar Heart and Soul blog hop on 28th Jan 2017, check here 
3.  This recipe was also featured at Sunday food and Fitness party on 29th January 2017, Chek here

Lentils play an important role in Indian vegetarian cuisine because they are the main source of protein for vegetarians. Being vegetarian, I also use them a lot and make sure that at least, I serve them in one meal to my family. Though we also get protein from other sources like milk, yoghurt, cheese etc, but the amount of protein which we get from the lentils is much greater that other sources.


In my kitchen, around 20 types of these lentils and beans are used. On top of that, I also mix and matched them to give variety in food and taste. To make curries and stews, in some lentils, vegetables are also added, in this way I get more than 20 types of lentil preparations. These lentil curries and stews we as a family enjoy either with rice or Indian flat bread or naan etc. 

 
Apart from curries and stews, in Indian cuisine, many varieties of snacks and traditional sweet items are also made with some particular type of lentils or lentil powder, in which chickpeas flour is the most common one.

In my blog, you will find many lentil based recipes, in which the main ingredient is either lentil itself of lentil powder or paste. In this journey of blogging, I found a blog hop/party, called "My Legume Love Affair", based on the main ingredient lentil, which was started by Susan of “The well seasoned cook” in 2008, and later taken care by Lisa of “Lisa’s Kitchen”, which had already completed 100 months, amazing isn’t it. I took part in this blog hop many times whenever I had prepared the recipe accordingly. And luckily I had hosted the even twice, one in November 2015 and the other one in May 2016.



Black eyed beans are used in many cuisines of the world. When I was in Botswana I have seen my African colleagues were growing these beans in their gardens and selling them. I gave the recipe of beans-curry to many of my colleagues to try a new version of these beans.

Coming to the recipe, I have also added whole green mung beans in it, which are also very healthy. This is a whole meal recipe because it is quite filling, with a lot of protein in it, as beans and cheese are used in it. This can be served with toasted/ garlic bread with a salad of your choice.



 

RECIPE

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 red/orange or green bell pepper of medium size
  • 1/2 cup whole black eyed beans
  • 1/2 cup whole green mung
  • 200 grams potatoes (2 medium size)
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 2 tablespoon oil for coating the bell pepper
  • 200 grams grated mozzarella/ Cheddar cheese

METHOD

  • Rinse, remove the stem of the pepper, cut half way through, put it aside.
  • Wash and rinse both the lentils together 3-4 times in clean water. Put in pressure cooker with 2 cups of water, add salt and boil for 5-7 minutes after the whistle on a medium flame. Leave it to cool.
  • Boil the potatoes, chop finely or grate the boiled potatoes.
  • In a big bowl, add potatoes and boiled lentils, salt, black pepper, dry coriander powder and mix thoroughly. The filling is ready.
  • Take all the bell peppers and coat the outer skin with oil. Stuff this filling in all the peppers. Heat the oven on 200 degrees C.
  • Arrange them standing in a tray. Cook the pepper for 20 -25 minutes till the pepper is tender from outside.
  • Individually on each pepper sprinkle the cheese on top leave it for another 5 minutes so that cheese can melt and change the colour.
    Serve hot as soon as it is out of the oven. This is a full meal, can be served with toasted/garlic bread or dinner bun, with any drink of your choice This can be served to 4-6 people.

    I am sending this recipe as my blog post entry with Real Food Friday and Fiesta Friday and
    The Sweet inspiration party and Meatless Monday and with Hearth and Soul blog hop and Cook blog share and with My legume love affair with Lisa's kitchen and this month hosted by Rafeeda
    and with Way wow link party.  and  Sunday food and fitness party and Brag about it link party, 
    and Healthy Living link party .










     



     


     


     

39 comments:

  1. The textures and tastes in this dish must be something out of this world Sadhna and so filling too. The perfect vegetarian dish.

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    1. Hi Michelle, Thanks for your lovely comment dear.

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    2. My pleasure, I love your recipes.

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  2. Thank you for the mention and lovely recipe. I would be happy for you to host MLLA again.

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    1. Thanks Lisa for your comment, I would love to host MLLA again, I will contact you.

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  3. Lovely presentation must try dish......

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  4. Sadhna these look so delicious. We also do stuffed veggies but with rice and tomatoes. I like your version very much. Adding lentils certainly packs lots of energy and is super healthy.

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  5. ooh I have not made black eyed peas in a long time! Delicious. thanks for joining us today

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  6. Hi Sadhna,
    This recipe for these colorful bell peppers sound so tasty and filled with health. Black-eyed beans are filled so much protein and so good for us. I love your great pictures. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & Tweeted!

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    1. Thanks very much Marla for pinning tweeting and your nice comment.

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  7. This looks really good! I loved stuffed peppers but I've never made them at home, yum!

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    1. Thanks very much for your visit and the comment.

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  8. I don't think I've ever eaten mung beans before. I have made some stuffed bell peppers before, but I used tofu. As a vegetarian I know how important it is to get enough protein each day. I eat a lot of eggs and tofu, but sometimes I do eat beans. Maybe I'll have to stop by the store and get some of these beans to try out. :) Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. Thanks very much Gina for your lovely comment.

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  9. Oh this looks and sounds so lovely. I do love lentils and beans of all varieties - they are so delicious and versatile! Thanks for linking up to #CookBlogShare :-) Eb x

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    1. Thanks very much for your comment, you can find many lentil recipes on my blog.

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  10. I love peppers and beans so I know that I would love this too! x #CookBlogShare

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  11. My mom used to make a meat version of this. Now that I love pepper and if I use beans, I might actually like it. I am trying to find new ways to make veggies for my kids, I think I will try this. I am sure the peppers add a fabulous flavor.

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  12. HI Sadhna.
    Just a note to let you know that I have chosen your post as one of my features for this weeks Real Food Fridays blog hop that goes live every Thursday @ 7 pm EST, Thank you for being part of Real Food Fridays mission to help make this world a little healthier and sharing your valuable information.

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    1. Awww so nice of you, thanks very much for featuring my post, Marla. I will check and mention it on top of the post.

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  13. This really is a very healthy recipe, Sadhna, and it looks delicious too! Although I'm not vegetarian, I do try to eat a lot of vegetarian meals and I like to use lentils and beans whenever I can. Thank you for sharing this lovely recipe with us at Hearth and Soul. I hope to try it very soon! Tweeting!

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    1. Thanks April for your comment and for tweeting.

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    2. It's a pleasure, Sadhna. I've also featured your delicious recipe at this week's Hearth and Soul Link Party. I hope to 'see' you there!

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  14. Sadhna, this is perfect timing. I have an entire bag of lentils in my pantry and I've been neglectful in using them. Since I try to eat as healthy as possible and my daughter is a vegetarian, I try to use beans wherever I can. Reading your article I can see that I am nearly not as creative as I could be, there are so many beans out there that I haven't tried. Thanks for always sharing recipes that are unique snd flavorful, you are pushing me to venture outside my comfort zone. And that's a good thing.

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    1. Aww, so nice of you.Yes, come out of your comfort zone and try to cook lentils,they are easy to cook. You will find many recipes of lentils on my blog.

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  15. Hi Sadhna - featuring this beautiful vegetarian recipe at tomorrow's Sunday Fitness & Food! Congrats!

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    1. Thanks for your comment and for featuring my recipe.I will mention it on top of my blog post.

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  16. I'm vegetarian too, and I love to use lentils - this looks delish, I've not had stuffed peppers in ages!

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    1. Thanks very much for your visit and the comment.

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