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?

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