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Stuffed Capsicum or Bharwan Shimla mirch Recipe. Punjabi style recipe of stuffed Shimla mirch in which capsicum or bell peppers are stuffed with spicy potato masala filling. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans both.

Stuffed Capsicum Recipe | Bharwan Shimla Mirch Aloo

Stuffed Shimla mirch recipe or Bharwan Shimla mirch Recipe. One of the best capsicum recipe it is made by stuffing a spicy potato filling in the capsicum.
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Course: curry
Cuisine: Indian, indian cuisine, punjabi
Keyword: sabji
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Author: Rekha Kakkar


  • 4 green bell peppers capsicum/shimla mirch
  • 3 Tbsp Oil
  • 2 Potatoes boiled and grated
  • 2 Potatoes boiled and crushed
  • salt to taste
  • 1 Tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1 Tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 Tsp coriander powder
  • 1 Tsp Amchoor powder mango powder
  • 1 Tbsp Coriander leaves


  • Make a thick besan/gram flour paste by mixing gram flour, salt, Red chilli powder. Keep it aside.
  • Wash and dry the bell peppers/capsicum/shimla mirch.
  • Now remove the stank and cut the capsicum in the middle into 2 parts (watch video)
  • Carve out the seeds from capsicum with a carving knife.
  • Prepare all the capsicum halves like this and keep them aside.
  • To prepare the potato stuffing for Shimla mirch, in a mixing bowl add grated potatoes and crushed potatoes.
  • Add salt, red chilli powder, coriander powder, anchor powder/mango powder, garam masala powder and coriander leaves.
  • Mix them well.
  • With the help of a spoon stuff this spicy potato mixture in the hollowed out halves of capsicum.
  • Heat up the il in a skillet dip the exposed side of potato mixture in gram flour paste and Place these stuffed capsicum upside down to crisper the gram flour side.
  • Shallow fry these capsicum on medium heat till the char marks appear.
  • In between cover them for few minutes to ensure that these are completely cooked from inside.