Spicy Banana And Lentil Stuffed Red Pepper

Adapted from the stuffed bananas recipe in "Curry" by Mridula Baljekar: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Curry-Spice-Great-Curries-India/dp/1844771725

Serves 1.

Ingredients

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 C.
  2. Put the water in a pan, add the lentils, bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Chop the tops off the peppers (but retain them) and remove the seeds.
  4. Peel and chop the bananas into ~8 mm wide disks.
  5. In a bowl, mix together the ground spices (coriander, cumin, turmeric and chilli powder) with the salt, sugar and flour, then add a little olive oil just to wet the mixture.
  6. Add the banana slices to the bowl and mix gently until they are covered completely with the spices.
  7. Put some olive oil in a frying pan and add the cumin seeds and black mustard seeds; fry for a minute or two.
  8. Add the bananas to the frying pan and cook for a minute or two then remove from the heat.
  9. Add a single layer of bananas to each red pepper, then a layer of red lentils, then bananas, then red lentils, etc. until both peppers are completely filled.
  10. Place the pepper tops back on.
  11. Prop the peppers upright in a small ovenproof dish and cook in the top of the oven for 30 minutes.


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