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10 August, 2011

Capsicum Stuffed with Tofu and White Sauce~Lets Go Stuffing Series

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 The event Let’s Get Stuffed Series started by Vatsala and hosted by me is constantly at the back of my mind and I am thinking of new ways of stuffing Capsicum or Bell peppers.  Thanks Vatsala else I would be thinking only of potatoes stuffed in capsicum. If I could type as fast as I think I would have filled reams and reams of net space with my drafts.  J
I had made white sauce thinking I will make some pasta but then the circumstances changed and I was left holding the white sauce. Rather than dump it in the freezer I decided to stuff capsicum with it. A bit radical but yes I did stuff them and yes we all loved it!
6 capsicums
2 tea cups White Sauce
200 grms tofu
1 tsp oregano
1 basil leaf (dried), crushed
2 tblspn tomato sauce(optional)
1 pinch of nutmeg powder
1/2 tsp Pepper, ground
Olive oil


1.        To make white sauce here is the link, you can make it this way ,with Maida/all purpose flour/refined flour to get a creamy white sauce, but in my hunt to make food healthy and delicious I have started substituting the Maida with whole wheat flour. Of course it is no longer white but reddish but I like it this way for I know it is healthier and the best part is the family does not notice any difference.
2.         Meanwhile toast the tofu on a non-stick  pan.
3.        Add the toasted tofu , coriander ,tomato sauce  nutmeg powder, salt and pepper to the white sauce.
4.        Cut 6 capsicum lengthwise and cleared all the veins and the seeds. (Next time I will smear a drop of oil and pinch of salt and a pinch of oregano inside the capsicum to give it a flavour).
5.        Then add the sauce mixture in the capsicum. You could sprinkle oregano and dried basil as I have and dot the capsicum with 2 drops of olive oil.
Grill it in the oven with both the grills on for 10 minutes or till the capsium changes colour and the sauce is appears cooked.
Enjoy it by itself as my elder kid did it or with roti as we did it.
P.S. The amount of white sauce will depend on the size of the capsicum.
You can also add grated cheese before grilling . I plain forgot.
In the last picture I tried roasting the capsicum on the gas in a kadhai .  I did not much like the texture of the sauce. I am open to all suggestions  the right side one is roasted in the kadhai.
And to Lubna’s Joy from Fasting to Feasting-IV
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0 thoughts on : Capsicum Stuffed with Tofu and White Sauce~Lets Go Stuffing Series

  • August 10, 2011 at 11:13 am

    This is absolutely awesome n so so yummy very inviting filling too..

  • August 10, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    that looks awesome!! lovely white sauce on capsicums:-)great flavors!

  • La
    August 10, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Every time i find a new blog, i am amazed by the creativity of the dishes all over again. Would have never thought of stuffing capsicum with pasta sauce myself, but looking at your pics i want to eat one straight of the screen licking any sauce that falls off 🙂 Great work.

  • August 10, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    The capsicum look sooooo yummy.

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  • August 10, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Thank you ladies. This was an a touch and go recipe if it fell falt I would have been in soup, hot one at that.

  • August 10, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Tempting stuffed capsicum with a creamy filling…yummy..

  • August 10, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    wow, very innovative dear, liked the idea of using tofu n white sauce for filling capsicum..looks yum..

  • August 10, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    My daughter loves hot food, we lived in India for 5 years and fell in love with the country and the food. I'm following you from Rome! Your recipes are so inviting!

  • August 10, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Beautiful photos… just love the whole look!

    The combination sounds delicious. Thank you for submitting this to eRecipeCards.com. Everything worked perfect. Please consider making us a habit whenever you post anything new and of course, you are welcome to show off some of your earlier favorites as well!

  • August 10, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    delicious looking stuffed peppers looks wonderful

  • August 11, 2011 at 7:01 am

    Very interesting idea of stuffed capsicum…looks too tempting

  • August 11, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Yum ..love the stuffing …..delicious

  • August 11, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Thats definitely a cool stuffing… i wudnt have thought of it… Bookmarked to try…

  • August 13, 2011 at 2:20 am

    Thanks all of you. Your lovely comments are treasured.

  • August 23, 2011 at 6:40 am

    WOW….love that stuffing….that's an delectable recipe with capsicum…love to give it a try….

    Thank u for sending it down to Joy from fasting to feasting – IV…..

  • July 15, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Looks flavorful and mouthwatering. Thanks for reposting and linking it to the event!

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