Homemade midway snacks are great, aren’t they? Especially when you are travelling in a train for 3 days and
And they have only 4 things to offer, veg/non-veg thali and veg/non-veg biryani. Indians will connect with me (very well ). As you might have guessed, I am posting this while dancing to the violent tunes of the train
From past 2 days me and my mother are preparing meals for both of us and for the fellow travellers. Though I have made many snacks including Nutella Bread, truffles, nachos etc. I will share the recipe of the most liked snack i. e. stuffed banana pepper. This looks like a big chilli and has a mild tangy taste. Bright yellow or green in colour and is not spicy at all. In India we make pickles and pakoras (fritters) with these.
Here is what you will need..
6 banana peppers
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tsp salt
For the stuffing
150g Minced chicken (depending on the size of the pepper)
1 tbsp olive oil
3-4 cloves of garlic
1 green chilli
3/4 cup grated cheese
1/2 cup chopped coriander
Salt and Pepper to taste
2 cups plain flour
1 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 cup butter
Salt to taste
1. Slit the pepper in middle and take all the seeds out. Dip them in lemon juice, salt and water solution take out and keep aside.
2. Heat oil in a pan, add garlic, chilli and sauté. Add minced chicken and cook a bit. Let it cool.
3. Knead a dough with the ingredients mentioned and water and rest it in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
4. Mix cheese and chopped coriander with the chicken and stuff the peppers with this mixture.
5. Roll out the dough thin and cut into strips, about 1 inch thick.
6. Brush the strip with water. Put the tip of the pepper on one end of the strip and roll. Keep on sticking stripes till the pepper is covered.
7. Brush it with milk or beaten egg and bake in a preheated oven at 200°C for 12-15 mins.
Serve hot with mint chutney or mayonnaise!