Friday, May 13, 2011

Roasted Green Peppers stuffed with Curried Chickpeas and Raisins

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Last night I made stuffed peppers two ways. Post #1 will focus on these...

Roasted Green Peppers stuffed with Curried Chickpeas and Raisins.

My intent was to make a dinner that was super healthy ~ yet filling and jam packed with flavor!

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Green peppers submerged in boiling water...

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Peppers removed from the water and letting off steam...

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Chickpeas all dressed up and ready to be baked...

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Chickpeas out of the oven and mixed with plain Greek yogurt...

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Blanched green peppers stuffed with curried chickpeas and raisins before baking...

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Peppers out of the oven and garnished with more yogurt and fresh sprig of coriander...

Ready to eat and enjoy!!!

Click here for Part 2: Roasted Peppers stuffed with Black Beans, Corn, Chorizo and Cheese


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Roasted Green Peppers Stuffed with Curried Chickpeas and Raisins
Makes enough for 4 medium or 3 large peppers

3 or 4 green peppers, tops and insides removed, blanched in boiling water for 12 minutes
2 cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed well
3 T. olive oil for tossing with the chickpeas
3 T. garam masala
2 T. brown sugar
1 T. ground cumin
1 tsp. ground garlic
1/2 tsp curry powder
1/4 tsp. ground turmeric
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup raisins
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375.

Line roasting pan with foil. Add olive oil to bottom of foiled pan. Add your chickpeas, garam masala, brown sugar, cumin, garlic powder, curry, turmeric, salt and pepper. Mix well to see that all the chickpeas are coated with the oil and spices.

Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.

Remove from the oven and add the curried chickpeas to a medium bowl.

Add the yogurt and raisins and mix well. Salt and pepper again to taste if needed.

Stuff your already blanched peppers.

Bake stuffed peppers in the already preheated 375 degree oven for 15 minutes.

Remove from oven and serve with additional yogurt, fresh coriander and warm pita bread (optional).

DIG IN!

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15 comments:

Danielle said...

I am definitely making this - I make a chickpea snack with similar spices but I love this idea!

My Kitchen in the Rockies said...

This is my kind of dish! Looks delicious and will be tried. Thanks for sharing!!

Marc van der Wouw said...

very nice done....is always a favorite of us...I made them a few times on the Weber BBQ...

Cheers

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

I have a crush on this recipe. Why is it I always find myself running out of chickpeas?!? Dang it...

Karen said...

Yeah! It's back! I still had this in my feed, so I was able to read it anyway, but I'm glad the restoring really is happening.
Anyway, this looks absolutely delish, BUT I sadly cannot eat chickpeas. They do a number on my stomach. So that only makes me want to eat this even more!!! Darn you!!! Curried chickpeas sound really good though.

Lea Ann said...

I'm loving these sassy stuffed pepper recipes. I've used the standard old ground beef blaaaaa recipes a couple of times and thought they were blaaaa. Also like the tip of blanching the peppers first. Thanks.

Simply Life said...

DELICIOUS! What a great flavor combo!

Joanne said...

I think I have room in my belly for one of each! Bring em on!

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Seeing as how I have an unnatural love for chick peas and Indian spices this sounds amazing!!!! Stuffed peppers are something I haven't made in a long long time. Thanks for this recipe can't wait to try it!

Katerina said...

These are some beautifully stuffed green peppers! Love the filling too!

michelangelo in the kitchen said...

This is great stuff! They look lovely and appetizing I could eat a second serving. I have not done any stuffing lately but i will have to now after you have inspired me. Cheers!

The Winos' said...

Looks tasty! I love stuffed peppers anyway, but I've never had them with curry or chickpeas!

Thanks for posting, we'll have to give it a try!

Nuts about food said...

Another great idea. Love the yogurt and raising addition.

Jess @ polka dots, Paris and paint said...

I can't wait to try this recipe! I'm new to your blog but loving looking around to check things out! :)

Magic of Spice said...

I love these...such a refreshing change from the typical. Both pepper recipes are delightful :)