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    Potato capsicum is a delicious and most popular vegetable in India and if the capsicum is stuffed with potato, the taste doubles. Bharwa Shimla Mirch or stuffed capsicum is the most delicious dish of capsicum and is the most popular in India. To make Bharwa shimla mirch, stuffing is made from boiled and fried potatoes and this stuffing is filled in capsicum and then stuffed capsicum is cook with this stuffing. By following this detailed recipe of Bharwa shimla mirch, you can easily make this delicious capsicum dish at your home.

    Bharwa Shimla Mirch or stuffed capsicum, is a popular Indian dish made by stuffing capsicum (shimla mirch) with a delicious mixture of potatoes, spices and sometimes paneer. It is a versatile and healthy dish that is generally enjoyed as a main dish.

    To make bharwa shimla mirch, the first step is to select large, hard capsicum and cut off the top to create a cavity for the stuffing and also remove all the seeds and membrane inside the peppers.

    For stuffing, a mixture is prepared by boiling potatoes and then adding spices like cumin, coriander, turmeric and red chilli powder and sometimes paneer and then fry it. Then this mixture is cooled and filled inside the hollow capsicum.

    Place the stuffed capsicum in a pan and fry it until it is cooked well from all sides. These can be shallow fried or baked in the oven.

    Bharwa Shimla Mirch is known for its amazing combination of textures and tastes, sweetness and crispness of capsicum, combined with the savory and spicy stuffing. It is usually garnished with fresh herbs such as coriander and often served with roti or naan.

    • Preparation Time :
    • 15 Minutes
    • Cooking Time :
    • 45 Minutes
    • Meal Type :
    • Vegetarian

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bharwa shimla mirch Ingredients


Capsicum250 GramPotato4 Medium
Ghee3 TablespoonCoriander Leaves, Finely Chopped2 - 3 Tablespoon
Ginger Paste1 TeaspoonGreen Chilli, Finely Chopped2
Cumin Seeds1/2 TeaspoonRed Chilli Powder1/2 Teaspoon or As Per Taste
Turmeric Powder1/2 TeaspoonChaat Masala1/2 Teaspoon
Coriander Powder1 TeaspoonSalt1/2 Teaspoon or As Per Taste
Maggi Masala-Ae-Magic1 Pouch  

Direction To Make

  • Let's start the recipe of Bharwa Shimla Mirch.
  • Take the capsicum and cut from the top and using a knife remove all the seeds from it and make them hollow.

Making Stuffing

  • Boil the potatoes in a pressure cooker for 3 - 4 whistles and let the pressure cooker release all the pressure automatically.
  • Take out the potatoes from the pressure cooker and allow them to cool to room temperature. Once cooled, peel and chopped the potato.
  • Heat a pan and add 2 tablespoon of ghee to it and heat it on high heat. When the ghee gets hot, reduce the heat to low. Add cumin seeds and fry while stirring continuously.
  • When the cumin seeds crackle, add green chili, ginger paste, turmeric powder, coriander powder and fry for about 20 - 30 seconds.
  • Add boiled potatoes, salt, red chili powder, chaat masala and mix well. Fry the potatoes for 2 - 3 minutes on medium heat. Mash them a bit using potato masher while frying.
  • Turn off the gas. Add Maggi masala-ae-magic powder and coriander leaves and mix well. Transfer it to a bowl. Stuffing is ready.

Making Bharwa Shimla Mirch

  • Using a spoon, fill this stuffing well in the hollowed capsicum. Press the stuffing from the back side of the spoon to fill completely.
  • Fill all the capsicum with this potato stuffing.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons ghee in a non-stick pan. When the ghee becomes hot, place the stuffed capsicum in the hot ghee for frying. Cover the pan and fry it for about 2 minutes.
  • Open the cover and rotate the capsicum to fry from the other side. Fry again for 2 minutes. Swirl the capsicum every 2 - 3 minutes to fry from all sides.
  • It will take about 20 - 25 minutes to fry from all sides.
  • Turn off the gas and transfer the capsicums to the serving bowl. You can use the leftover ghee to fry other things.
  • Garnish the bharwa shimla mirch with coriander leaves. Serve delicious bharwa shimla mirch hot with roti or paratha.


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