Stir fry peppers


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.


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


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.



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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