Lentils stuffed bell peppers – Cook or Bake


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For a low fat, high protein dinner idea that’s full of nutrients, try these lentil stuffed peppers

I love this dish and I love that they are fewer calories and have more fiber then traditional stuffed peppers. This is a very filling dish!! Lentils provide plenty of protein and makes a great vegetarian dinner.

This can be served on its own as an appetizer or as a side dish with any rice dish (link) or Chapathis/Parathas

Yields: 3-4 servings
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 40-45 minutes


  • Bell peppers-5large (halved and deseeded)
  • Olive oil-2tsp+for toasting peppers
  • Chopped onion-1medium
  • Diced tomatoes-2medium
  • Minced garlic-2cloves
  • Minced green chillies-3
  • Cooked lentils-2cups (I used brown lentils, green moong beans, yellow split moong beans.
  • Salt-to taste


  • Heat oil in the non-stick pan over medium heat.
  • Add in minced garlic, onions, green chillies and saute for 2-3minutes.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, salt and cook until tomatoes are mushy.
  • Now add in cooked lentils stir until combined well and heated through.
  • Now stuff peppers with lentil mixture and either cook them in the oven or in the pan.

For oven baking:

  • Pre-heat the oven at 180deg C. line the baking tary/dish with parchment paper.
  • Place the lentil stuffed peppers on the baking dish/tary without overlapping and bake for 25-30minutes /until tender.

For pan roasting:

  • Grease a non-stick pan with oil and arrange the stuffed peppers in the pan.
  • Cook on a medium low flame for 8-10minutes or until bell peppers are tender and cooked.


  • Once cooked serve this peppers with any flavoured rice or it can also be served by itself.


  • Can include rice/bulgur with lentils if desired.

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on October 25, 2014, in Appetizers, Indian, International, Starters. Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.

  1. Stuffed bell peppers! now we talkin ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. Looks good Chitra!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Awesome idea โค

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  4. i love stuffed veggies !! it adds an extra zing ๐Ÿ™‚


  5. How did you know I was looking for a lentil dish for tomorrow? Good timing, thank you!


  6. Love your Lentils stuffed bell peppers, Chitra ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Reblogged this on MrMilitantNegroโ„ข.


  8. Love it, love it and love it.


  9. I made this tasty easy recipe & baked them in my oven! Peter & I both loved this very delicious recipe, Chitra! xx

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