About 365 days back I was completely jobless and my favorite pass time was musing on useless things, and browsing online shopping sites, making trips to the neighborhood departmental store and napping in the afternoons.
Very soon I grew out of it. I wanted to do something ...... totally unsure of what that 'something' was.
I was afraid that I was having ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) .... I think I suffer from it big time. I start everything with a lot of enthu but never get to the end of it. The proof ..... incomplete oil paintings, craft works, half read books and many more. But there is one thing that I do everyday ... eat ! And cook too .....one of the many demerits of living in a servant less country.
After a long brainstorming session and few squabbles with J 'Food for Thought' was born .... a year ago.....
And I believe I have conquered ADD. For the first time I started something and I so love it till date. It has become a part of my everyday life.
This time there is a man behind this woman's success .... J of course. I owe it to him. Definitely to my family too who never gave up on me and encouraged me to put my thoughts into words.
Also to all those loving blog friends who have constantly encouraged me. I would definitely want to mention a line about those who criticized my work too. They just made me more determined to go ahead with an endeavor of doing it better everyday.
Thank you all for being a part of my First Birthday bash. Please enjoy the visual treat of stuffed bell peppers .
Preparation Time 60 minutes
Serves - 4
Minced Boneless Chicken - 1/2 pound
Small Bell Pepper - 8
Grated Cheese - 1/2 cup
Pepper Powder - 1/2 tsp
Finely Chopped Garlic - 1 tbsp
Finely Chopped Ginger - 1/2 tbsp
Chili Garlic Sauce - 1 tbsp
Cumin Powder - 1/2 tsp
Red Chili Powder - 1 tsp
Lemon Juice - 1 tsp
Salt per taste
Oil for cooking
Method of Preparation
1 Cut Bell Peppers, remove seeds and brush them with little oil. Keep aside.
2 Drizzle some oil in a pan. Add chopped onions and saute till they are brown. Add the ginger and garlic and mix well. Fry for 2 minutes.
3 Add the minced meat and stir in with the fried onions, garlic and ginger. Add salt, red chili powder. Mix it well with the minced chicken and fry till the chicken is cooked.
3 Add cumin powder and chili garlic paste and fry for 2-3 minutes.
4 Remove from heat and add some lime juice to it.
5 Preheat the oven at 400 degree F.
6 Stuff the bell pepper with this minced meat. Sprinkle cheese on it. (I added less but if you like cheese you can add more too)
7 Put it in the oven for 10 - 15 minutes till the cheese starts melting.
Serve as an appetizer at room temperature.