Upma Stuffed in Green Bell Pepper

Yes, it’s just upma stuffed in green bell pepper (capsicum).  As simple as it sounds.  I saw this recipe in a tamil magazine.

Bell Pepper Stuffied Upma Recipe
Prep time: 25 Mins
Cook time: 10 Mins
Yields: 1 Bell Pepper
Upma Stuffed in Green Bell PepperA very easy recipe to prepare bell pepper stuffed with upma.
  • As Needed Any Upma (Semolina, Vermicelli, Cracked Wheat)
  • As Needed Green Bell Pepper (Depending Upon The Quantity Of Upma)
  1. Wash the bell pepper and cut off the tops carefully, because you need it to close the pepper and cook.
  2. Cut off the top section

  3. Now remove the seeds inside the pepper and those sticking to the stalk.
  4. Remove seeds side
  5. Fill the upma inside the pepper and close it back with the top.
  6. Fill in upma
  7. Add some water in a frying pan and let it get hot.
  8. Now keep an idli plate inside and arrange the peppers on the plate, close the frying pan with a lid and let it cook for 8-10 minutes.
  9. Steam the stuffed pepper
  10. Turn off the stove and let it cool completely before you cut it lengthwise and drizzle some chutney all over and serve.
  11. Steamed Green Bell Pepper Stuffed Upma

My Notes:
  1. In the original recipe, the method mentioned for cooking the bell pepper was to add 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan, arrange the bell peppers in it and sprinkle some salt water on top of the peppers and to cook for 8-10 minutes. But this did not work, the pan started to brown in the inside and the pepper was no where close to get cooked. Then only I got this idea of steaming the pepper and it worked. But don’t steam it too much, the pepper will become very flimsy and cutting will become a problem.
  2. Also add salt and chilies a little more than you always use for the regular upma, because the pepper does not have any flavoring.

This is my entry to:

Pooja’s VOW-JFI Bell Peppers, JFI originally started by Indira


Spicy Tasty’s Fortune Cooking Contest.


Mansi’s Monthly Mingle – Appetizers & Hors’Doeuvres.  Monthly Mingle originally started by Meeta.

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31 Responses to “Upma Stuffed in Green Bell Pepper”

  1. Pooja says:

    that is indeed a creative idea Madhuram :) . I just loved the pic too . thanks for being a part of VoW-JFI and sharing this.
    As I was off to vacation couldn’t respond to you earlier.

  2. Fortune Cooking Contest - Roundup | Spicy Tasty says:

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  3. Madhuram says:

    @Pooja: You’re welcome Pooja. Welcome to my blog and thank you very much for hosting the event.

  4. meeso says:

    These look great!

  5. Priya says:

    Excellent Idea. I stuffed mine with orzo pasta. Never thought of upma! Great idea.

  6. Madhuram says:

    Meeso, thanks for visiting my blog.

    Priya, I will check your pasta recipe. That sounds interesting too.

  7. Aneesha says:

    Hi … I just added one of my mom’s recipe from bread leftovers – http://blog.felinemusings.com/2008/06/09/bread-upma/

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