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Stuffed Sweet Peppers..A delicious Appetizer

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Hello everyone. Its that time of the month where I do my monthly column for the B’khush Magazine. It is an online magazine, catering to the South Asian population around the world. They write about varied topics ranging from fitness, beauty, parenting, DIY projects, recipes etc. Do check out their website – B’Khush – Upload Thoughts, Download Happiness.

My column in the magazine is called “Healthy Bites“. Through this column, I like to share such recipes that provide the nutrition, taste great and most of all you can enjoy them guilt free. Follow me here to make some easy and healthy dishes that you wouldn’t feel guilty about when you take that second serving.

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Today I am bringing another healthy appetizer for you, just skip the cheese if you like, it will still be as delicious. These stuffed sweet peppers look very pretty and is sure to please all your guests.

Let’s hop on to the B’Khush Women website to get the recipe – here.

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Thank You for stopping by. Do let me know if you try it out.

Love,

Ritu. 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

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Sprouts Salad served in Baked Potato Basket

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My parents went back to India yesterday, leaving us with beautiful memories and heavy hearts. I am trying so hard to distract myself but my 3 year old repeats the same lines every 5 minutes – I am missing my grand parents. I have got the tickets to India in my purse, lets go mommy. Now only if it was as easy 😦 I guess we all would get used to them not being around but it will take a while. I am just thankful to God (and my parents) for making this the most memorable summer ever. Here’s hoping for another one soon. 🙂

I haven’t really cooked anything today, mostly because I am so depressed and also cause my mommy stuffed my fridge with food. Love her for that. 🙂

So today I am sharing a dish that is very close to my heart. It won me the prize for the most innovative recipe at a contest for B’Khush Magazine. Its quite a simple recipe where the good old bean sprouts salad is served in a potato basket. I had baked the basket but you can certainly fry it too.

Here is how I made it:

Ingredients:

For the Basket – Potatoes – 2 medium, grated
Corn Flour (or Corn Starch)  – 2 tbsp
Oil – 1 tbsp.
Black Pepper – 1/4 tsp

Salt to taste

For the Stuffing – Bean Sprouts – 1 cup, Steamed

Onion – 1 small, chopped

Tomato – 1 small, deseeded and chopped

Tamarind Chutney – 2 tbsp. (Feel free to use mint or coriander chutney if you like that better)

Chilly Powder – 1/4 tsp (Can replace with fresh green chilly, chopped finely)

Chaat Masala – 1 tbsp.

Salt to taste

Sev for garnish
Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F and grease a 6 hole muffin tray.
  2. Grate the potatoes and squeeze out as much water as possible.
  3. Finally, add in the corn flour, oil, salt and pepper as per taste.
  4. Line these in the muffin tin and bake for about 30 mins, till the cups get a nice golden brown color.
  5. While that is happening, get your sprout stuffing ready. In a mixing bowl, add in the sprouts, chopped onion and tomatoes and mix well. Season it with Salt, chilly powder and chaat masala.
  6. Finally, fill your stuffing in the potato basket and top it with your favorite chutney and some sev and enjoy this delightful and delicious twist on the regular sprouts salad.
  7. Feel free to use your favorite stuffing in the baskets – beans and veggies would also be a great option or some garbanzo beans and yogurt. Just use your imagination and preferences.

  
Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you will try this out and let me know.

See you again soon.

Love,

Ritu. 🙂