Monday, February 5, 2018

Poivrons Farcis/Stuffed Bellpepper with Minced Meat

For the past two days i have been posting Indo-French recipes for this week's blogging marathon with an interesting theme. My theme for this week is Adapted cuisine in Different country, i couldnt think more than showcasing one of the adapted cuisine of Pondicherry, my home town. Pondicherry is very much known for its French influences in their culture, food,language even in their street's name. I have been pampered very much with French influenced cuisine since my younger age may be because of my Paternal grandfather who worked for a popular French company.

Poivron Farci, Pondicherry Style Stuffed Bellpeppers

My today's recipe is a French adapted dish very much known among the French-Pondicherrians which we fondly call as Poivrons Farcis. This poivrons farcis are prepared with Green bellpeppers which is stuffed with a simple spiced and cooked minced meat. Its a complete meal, and trust me its a super aromatic dish which will definitely please a meat lover. Usually cooked or leftover rice is added to stuffing but my family way of making this stuffed bellpepper is quite different. Yes we use bread crumbs instead of cooked rice for the stuffing. Give a try to the meaty Poivron Farcis.

Bellpepper with Minced meat stuffing

4 Green Bellpeppers
300grams Minced meat
1cup Onions (chopped)
1/2tsp Garam masala
1/2tsp Chilly powder
1/2tsp Fennel seed powder
1tsp Ginger garlic paste
1/4cup Bread crumbs
1tbsp Olive oil
Coriander leaves (chopped)

Heat oil in a pan, sauté the chopped onions, ginger garlic paste until a nice aroma comes from.

Add the minced meat, garam masala,chilly powder, fennel seed powder, salt and cook everything in medium flame until the minced meat gets well cooked.

Put off the stove and let it cool completely.

Now add the bread crumbs to the minced meat, mix everything well.

Wash the bellpeppers, cut the top of the bellpeppers and remove the seeds. Keep the top of the bellpeppers aside.

Minced Meat Stuffed Bellpeppers

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Stuff the bellpeppers with the already prepared minced meat mixture,and place it in a baking mould.

Bake the bellpeppers for 20-25minutes. Dont forget to bake the bellpepper top along with the stuffed bellpeppers.

Serve hot.


Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

That's surely an interesting recipe Priya, I have made stuffed capsicum but with aloo, will surely try your suggestion as well..enjoyed your theme!

Anupa Joseph (Palaharam) said... Reply To This Comment

looks superb... minced meat as stuffing would make it even more yummy

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

That sounds interesting , we too normally stuff capsicums with potatoes , but I also like corn and paneer , I am
Sure the meat lovers would enjoy this version .

Sandhiya said... Reply To This Comment

I have seen lot of recipe with bell pepper stuffing, but never knew before, that it's french influenced dish. I'm sure that i would be so aromatic and delicious.

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

How food changes its flavor with different cultures is a very fascinating observation. I typically stuff bell peppers with either potato sabji or peanut stuffing. I am sure the meat lovers will appreciate the minced meat in there.

Jayashree said... Reply To This Comment

I've been wanting to try stuffed capsicum with rice filling for a long time. Your post has given me a boost to do that.

Ritu Tangri said... Reply To This Comment

I too make stuffed capsicum with either potato or paneer filling. Your version with meat must be great to non vegetarians

code2cook said... Reply To This Comment

stuffed capsicum taste awesome, it is healthy as well as filling for me. We make it with filling paneer or tofu. My favourite post-workout meal.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

I can't wait for summer to arrive to start harvesting my vegetables. I will definitely be making some stuffed capsicum this year. They look wonderful Priya!

cookingwithsapana said... Reply To This Comment

There are endless options to fill in the bell peppers and this minced meat sounds like interesting stuffing.

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

This stuffing sounds interesting. I will give it a try soon.