These roasted peppers stuffed with seasoned lamb and rice and served with a cooling cucumber raita are a great starter or even main meal.


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped

  • 1 chilli, finely chopped

  • 250g minced lamb

  • ½ tsp ground turmeric

  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon

  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper

  • 3 tomatoes, skinned and diced

  • 100g cooked basmati rice

  • 4 tbsp tomato purée

  • 4 tbsp finely chopped coriander

  • 6 peppers, (red and yellow)

  • For the raita

  • ¼ medium cucumber

  • 150ml natural yogurt

  • ½ tsp cumin seeds

  • 1 tbsp fresh coriander, chopped


  • 1.

    Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4. Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Fry the onion, garlic and chilli for 5 minutes until softened and fragrant. Add the meat, mixing well. Sprinkle over the turmeric and cinnamon and season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Mix well and fry until the meat is browned on all sides. Mix in the diced tomatoes and tomato puree. Cook for a further 2-3 minutes, then fold in the cooked rice and coriander.

  • 2.

    Slice the top off each of the peppers and reserve them for use as lids. De-seed each pepper. Stuff each pepper with the mince mixture. Top each pepper with a reserved pepper lid.

  • 3.

    Place the peppers in a baking tray. Pour over 300ml of hot water.

  • 4.

    For the raita, mix together the cucumber, cumin, yogurt and coriander in a bowl.

  • 5.

    Bake the peppers in the oven for 1 hour until tender, basting now and then. Serve warm from the oven with the raita.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (2 servings)

  • Energy 718kj
  • Fat Total 42g
  • Saturated Fat 15g
  • Protein 32g
  • Carbohydrate 60g
  • Sugar 21g
  • Sodium 2130mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Posted by GM84Report
fantastic. The whole family enjoyed