Stuffed Peppers

Recipe by fatma of Dar-es-salaam, TZ

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 8 long peppers (normally these peppers are not hot)
    • 4 tbsps gram flour(chana flour)
    • Salt
    • 2 tbsps lemon juice
    • 3 tsps red chilly powder
    • 1 1/2 tsps garlic paste
    • 1 tsp ajwain
    • 2 tsps turmeric powder
    • 2 tbsps oil
    • 1 tsp mustard seeds


    1. Wash peppers, slit them lenghtwise, leaving the stem side intact.
    2. Take gram flour in a bowl, add all spices except oil,add water to make a thick  paste.
    3. Stuff the chillies with this paste, and smear the remaining on it.
    4. Heat oil ,add mustard seeds,when they splutter, lower the heat and put the stuffed chillies, mix slowly, cover them and leave them to cook on low heat, stirring occasionally.
    5. Serve with  any rice preparation.