Stir fry peppers

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I used Spanish padron peppers to stirfry a side dish as I know that these peppers aren’t too hot.   This is a quick and easy recipe and you can eat the chillies as a side dish or save them to add as sandwich fillings.  I even used them to make chilly pakoras and also added them to my naan dough when making naan bread.

Ingredient

  • 12-15 Spanish Padron peppers
  • 2 tbls Olive oil
  • salt
  • 2 tsps gram flour (Chick pea flour/besan)
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds

Method:

1.  Cut the peppers into halves and remove all the seeds.  Wash them well using cold water.

2.  Heat the olive oil in a non stick frying pan.  Add the sesame seeds and let them go brown.  (save a pinch or two of the sesame seeds for garnishing).  Add the peppers and salt allow them to cook.  This doesn’t take too long.

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3.  Once they soften, sprinkle the gram flour over the peppers.  Use a small sieve and sprinkle a teaspoon of gram flour at a time to avoid any lumps.  Allow the flour to coat the peppers and cook for a minute or two.  The gram flour soaks up the excess moisture. P1180632

4.  Garnish with sesame seeds and serveStir fry peppers hot as a side dish with curry and rice. P1180633

So how do you cook your peppers?

  • This looks amazing and very easy to cook, i will be giving this a try. Thank you for sharing.

  • Looks very easy to cook! I love fresh peppers! I have them in my sandwiches pretty much daily!

  • You Baby Me Mummy

    We have not had peppers as a side dish, we usually have them in salad or in a meal. These sound yummy x

  • I’ve not had peppers cooked like this before, only in dishes. They look good though

  • Nayna Kanabar

    These look so tasty and amazing I am sure we would love them.

  • This dish looks looks lovely and as they’re not too hot, I can try them as we all love peppers 🙂

  • Twinsplustwo

    These sound nice, green peppers need quite a bit of seasoning IMO, they can be a little tasteless otherwise unlike their red, yellow or orange friends!

  • I love peppers and I am always looking for new recipes

  • Nell@PigeonPairandMe

    I love the idea of chillies as sandwich fillings! I must admit, I’ve only used them as an ingredient before, never as something cooked just for themselves. A shame, as I love them!

  • Joanna Sormunen

    What a delicious dish! Here padron peppers go basicly to every dish. Hard to find one without them.

  • Beautyqueenuk

    Im not the biggest fan of peppers but this does look really lovely x

  • sonya

    Sounds beauitful, and like others have commented, I had never thought of them as a stand alone food, just as an ingredient – definitely one to try!

  • What an interesting method – I’ve never come across it before but will definitely give it a try.

  • Kara

    I like to cook stuffed peppers

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