Stuffed Capsicum with Curds, Cucumber and Penne Salad


Stuffed Capsicum with Curds, Cucumber and Penne Salad

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When you think of stuffed capsicum, the first dish that comes to mind is fat-laden bhajiyas of capsicum filled up with starchy potatoes! You will lose the taste for that after you try this flavourful Stuffed Capsicum with Curds, Cucumber and Penne salad. This unusual but elegant salad is rich in vitamin A which is an essential nutrient in this hurried lifestyle to keep stress away. The curd and penne stuffing make this elegant salad hard to resist.

Stuffed Capsicum with Curds, Cucumber and Penne Salad recipe - How to make Stuffed Capsicum with Curds, Cucumber and Penne Salad

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

2 medium capsicum
3/4 cup thick fresh low-fat curds (dahi)
3/4 cup grated cucumber
1/4 cup cooked and chopped whole wheat penne
1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
salt to taste

For The Garnish
2 tbsp finely chopped yellow capsicum

Method
    Method
  1. Cut each capsicum into 2 vertically and scoop out the centres, deseed and discard them. Keep the capsicum shells aside.
  2. Boil enough water in a deep non-stick pan, add the capsicum shells and cook on a medium flame for 10 minutes. Drain and keep aside.
  3. Squeeze out the water from the cucumber.
  4. Combine the curds, cucumber, penne, green chillies and salt in a deep bowl and mix well.
  5. Divide this stuffing into 4 equal portions and keep aside.
  6. Stuff each capsicum shell with a portion of stuffing.
  7. Serve immediately garnished with yellow capsicum.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy43 cal
Protein2.5 g
Carbohydrates7.9 g
Fiber1.8 g
Fat0.2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium22.8 mg

Reviews

Stuffed Capsicum with Curds, Cucumber and Macaroni
 on 19 Dec 14 09:17 AM
5

quiet a satiating salad this is...can do without the penne also. capsicum and cucumber, both are available year round and suits on and all.
Edited after original posting.