May 22, 2010

..showcasing H.I.S cooking talent..

It is always better (and handy) to have a husband who cooks. Isn't it? It was one of those lazy weekends where I was absolutely in no mood to enter the kitchen. that's when S volunteered to make his ever-famous stuffed mirchi. Oh ya, he just loves to stuff the vegetables with some sort of filling.

His previous version is a bit different from what he did today. The former one had a pasty stuffing, but this one has a dry one. though they both have besan (i.e chickpea flour) in common, the taste is completely different. :). Do give it a try, I am sure you will love it as much as we did.

P.S: S says that this dish of his is very famous among his office colleagues and the first time he took for lunch they were floored and couldn't believe that S made it. :) ...

..Y.E.S, that's why I said before - it is always handy to have a husband who cooks. ;) ;)

*expert hands at work*

Anaheim Peppers with Besan (Chickpea flour) stuffing


3-4 Anaheim Peppers, slit lengthwise, remove seeds (or any kind of peppers will do)
1 cup Besan/Chickpea flour
Salt to taste
2 tsp of Sesame powder
1/8 tsp of Turmeric
Chilli powder - as per taste
1/4 tsp Cumin seeds


Lightly dry roast besan for couple of minutes and cool it down.

In a mixing bowl, add besan, salt, turmeric, sesame powder and chilli powder and combine well. [Don't add any water]

Fill the anaheim peppers with the besan stuffing. It is ok to have some extra left out, we are gonna sprinkle some at the end.

Heat some oil in a wide-bottom pan, add cumin seeds. then add the stuffed anaheim peppers. Cover and on a low flame (to prevent burning), cook the peppers until all sides are equally charred. Keep turning couple of times in the middle.

If you have any extra filling left out, sprinkle over the peppers, just 5 minutes before turning off.

Serve with rice.

Sending this to Priti's Festive Food: HIS cooking event, a one-of-a-kind event to showcase our men's cooking talent to the world. ;)

[Update]: Siri's Corner has a got a place on FaceBook now. Wanna join? Here is the link.

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Chao for now,


  1. How blessed to have hubs who cooks, girl you hit the lottery here. Pepper looks mouth watering.
    I want to try to tomorrow if I can find them at farmers market.

  2. Totally agree having the hubby for coking :-)
    He is indeed a wnonderful cook if he can whipp this up so easuly and delicously.

  3. I love the cute ;)..and hubby being handy ..hehe trust me I never tot of this while posting the event...and thanks for the lot for spreading the word dear...lovely recipe and pic...Pls convey my Thanks & Regards to Dear S (ofcoz your dear :p))

  4. Inbtw cant find your page in FB...tried a few can see my page and connect through it? Mine is Indian Khana

  5. yups .. it is Handy ;) even I prefer he preparing stuffs than ordering something, when I just want to lay around doing nothing ;)

  6. Siri, I just notice your event blog...and His Cooking event last date is 15th Jun and not 10th Jun :)

  7. Hi Girl, I haven't made these stuffed peppers in ages but I usually do it with potatoes cooked with fennel. But I love the besan stuffed ones too.

    Isn't it great to have our significant others cook for us?

  8. Lucky girl!!Lovely stuffed peppers!!!

  9. Those look great!I am going to drop in your house one day..


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