Halwai July 16, 2018


• 4 – medium-sized, firm Capsicums
• 1/2 cup – Corn kernels
• 1/2 cup – peas
• 1/2 cup – cheese, grated
• 1/2 tsp – garlic, crushed
• 1 – green chilli, crushed
• 1 slice – day-old bread
• 1 tbsp – Butter
• salt to taste


  1. Cut top off like a small lid. Keep stalks intact.
  2. Run the bread in a dry mixie to prepare crumbs.
  3. Put the capsicums and their tops in salty boiling water for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Drain, blot with butter and keep aside.
  5. Place the butter in a microwave-safe large bowl. Melt the butter in a microwave for 10 seconds. Remove, add the washed kernels and peas and sprinkle some water.
  6. Cover the bowl with a loose lid or a cling film (pierce for steam to pass). Microwave on medium for 4 minutes.
  7. Remove, add chilli, garlic, half the cheese, salt and the bread crumbs.
  8. Put the bowl back into the microwave and cook on high for 2 minutes.
  9. Stuff the mixture into the capsicums.
  10. Sprinkle cheese on the stuffing and place the lid back.
  11. Microwave in open for 2 minutes on high.
  12. Let it stand, with the lid covered, for 3-4 minutes. Serve hot with dinner rolls and ketchup.

Recipe courtesy of Bindiya Garg