Sunday 26 July 2020

Peruvian Dish Rocoto Relleno/ Stuffed Bell Peppers

I simply love my gang of lovely ladies of the Wild Asparagus Table who keep us updated with cuisines from around the world.
This time we were visiting Peru and trying  out Peruvian dishes in our virtual  potluck monthy meet.

Rocoto Relleno is the dish I am trying  for the first time. Even though it was time consuming and had various cooking procedures the end result was fabulous and worth all the efforts.

In Peru, this recipe is made with rocotos, but they are difficult to find in the India so Red bell peppers work well as a substitute. I added bit more spices to even out the sweetness of the raisins. And you can substitute chicken mince for beef in this Rocoto Relleno recipe 

Peruvian Dish Rocoto Relleno


1 onion (chopped)
1/2 cup raisins
1 tsp garlic paste
3 large bell pepperd
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1 tablespoon paprika
1 large tomato
1 tbsp chilly sauce
1/2 kg  beef mince
1 hard-boiled egg (coarsely chopped)
1 cup grated cheese
1 tsp chilly powder
1/2 cup boiled green peas
Salt and pepper to taste
1 sprig of parsley

Peruvian Dish Rocoto Relleno


1 Sauté the chopped onions and garlic, and peppers in the olive oil until  they turn soft and translucent.

2. Add hot water to the raisins and let  the raisins swell up and become  plump.

3. Add the cumin powder, chilly powder and stir for 2 minutes more.

4. Add the beef mince and cook until browned. Add one  cup broth or water for cooking at this stage.

5. While the beef is cooking, boil water in another vessel. Slice the tops off of the bell pepper and keep aside. Clean the inside of the peppers, removing the seeds and veins. Now add to boiling water and keep for ten minutes. Drain the bellpeppers and dry with paper towels.

6. Add the chilly sauce and chopped tomato and cook till the beef is cooked.

7. Drain the raisins and add them to the beef. Let it simmer.for 5 minutes until most of the liquid is gone.

8. Stir in the chopped hard-boiled egg and boiled green peas and season it  with salt and pepper to taste.

9.  Lastly add the cheese to the beef mixture.

10. Now fill  each pepper with some of the beef mixtures. And top it with the bellpepper

11. Place the peppers on a baking tray and bake the peppers for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the cheese melts and peppers get tad bit softer.
You can even pan sear the peppers on all sides in a frying  pan with a closed lid.

Peruvian Dish Rocoto Relleno

This was my version of Rocoto Relleno. Bon Appetit!!

Thursday 16 July 2020

Capsicum Rings Omelette/Egg with Capsicum

Its healthy to eat a hearty breakfast in the mornings. I try to experiment on Sunday mornings. Sometimes pancakes or cheesy precautions.  But this time Inmade a Capsicum  ring stuffed with omelette.

Capsicum rings omelette

Capsicum  Rings Omelette

After watching a trending video on #tiktok a few weeks back, I was aspired to try it out.
And yes, it did turn out well. It’s easy and can be done quickly. Fun to  eat and it feels great knowing that its healthy. Can be savoured for  breakfast to start your day or even a piping hot TV dinner.

Time : 1/2 Hour
Meal : Breakfast

Capsicum rings omelette


2 eggs
1 large capsicum
1 small onion
1 chopped green chilli
1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tbsp chopped coriander
1/2 chopped tomato
1 tsp milk
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
2 tbsp cooking oil
Salt to taste


1. Chop the onion, green chilly and coriander leaves, add to a mixing bowl.

2. Crack the eggs in the mixing bowl and mix  it.

3. Now add the ginger garlic paste, half chopped tomato,  milk, red chilli powder and salt to taste.

4. Now whisk it with a fork.

5. Slice the capsicum into ring shapes.  Remove the inside seeds.

6. Add the oil to the frying pan and heat on medium flame.

7. Now place the capsicum rings in oil.

8. Pour the batter in the rings. The mixture will ooze out of the rings but that is not a problem. Try to contain it inside when a little semi solid.

9. Now you can flip it and adjust the egg batter inside the capsicum  ring. Cover the lid and cook for one minute.

10. Flip it and cook on both sides till brown. Do not over cook the capsicum to make it limp.

11. Remove from the pan a d serve it hot with buttered toast and ketchup.


You can add cheese to the egg batter.
Or even break a whole egg in the capsicum ring.

However this was my improvised version. Do do check it out and let me know how your Capsicum rings Omelette turned out.

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Friday 3 July 2020

Oreo Biscuit Ice cream Recipe in Lockdown

Oreo Biscuit Ice cream Recipe in Lockdown

Ever since lockdown there are a number of recipes that are trending. First was the Dalgona coffee, and then the choco chips cookies. And now the very easy Oreo biscuit Ice cream is going the rounds on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook.

Oreo Biscuit Ice cream Recipe in Lockdown

It is an extremely simple recipe that can be done. Yet waiting for the Ice cream to set is difficult. These lockdown challenges are really good fun and who doesn’t enjoy a little bit of indulgence once in a while. And again it’s just a 3 ingredient recipe. I added a few walnuts for that extra crunch.


2 packets of Oreo biscuits

2 small cups of milk

2 tbsp Milk Powder

Few crushed walnuts



1. First we need to crush the oreo biscuits. You can do that by pounding the biscuits with a rolling pin. Or even crushing them in a mixer. See that the biscuits are not crushed into fine powder. A little course and pieces of biscuits will be better to savour in the ice cream.

2.Now add the mixture to a bowl. And stir in the milk.

3.Add the nuts and milk powder to make a creamy batter.

4.If you have ice cream moulds you can use that. But if you don’t have, there is another easy trick, you can use the wrappers of the oreo biscuit. Just pour the batter and put an ice cream stick inside it.

5.Let it freeze for 3-4 hours and then remove the wrapper and enjoy your oreo biscuit ice cream .

Oreo Biscuit Ice cream Recipe in Lockdown


If you are using a mould, you must know how to take out the ice cream. As it gets stuck to the side and may break halfway. So place the ice cream stand or mould in a pot of warm water for a few seconds. Then the ice cream will come out easily.


Now don’t wait, enjoy it before it melts.

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