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Vine Sweet Mini Peppers

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Mini Peppers

They look like peppers and they are named peppers.

They are not what you might expect. Certainly not the fiery peppers that spice up the curries, nor the bloated bell peppers that would collapse on cooking.

No, these peppers are the stuff of dreams. Like the botox-faced on-air talent, they glisten and also need PIN codes to access their emotions. A product of calculated hybrid breeding, they do not shrivel, sweat and the seeds inside rarely reproduce on Design. Other charming features - delicate skin, cooks in minutes and doesn’t become saggy on cooling. A perfect, plastic produce, alive with cloying sweetness. These are the “Vine Sweet Mini Peppers“, the 21st century vegetables.

Not knowing what they were, I brought them home. Dolts they are, taste buds seem to accept them without any hesitation.

Peppers for Figure 8
Pepper in Figure 8

Recipe:

1 tablespoon peanut oil
Pinch each - cumin and mustard seeds
20 to 25 mini peppers - ends removed and sliced to thin rings

Heat oil in a wide skillet. Add and toast cumin and mustard seeds. When seeds start to pop, add the peppers. Mix. Keep the heat on medium, cover the skillet and cook for about five minutes.

While peppers are cooking, prepare the pappula (dalia) podi.

3 tablespoons pappulu (dalia, bhuna chana)
1 tablespoon grated coconut
1 teaspoon cumin
¼ teaspoon salt
2 dried red chillies, Indian variety
Take them all in a spice grinder, blend to fine powder.

Remove the lid and sprinkle this powder on peppers. Also add quarter teaspoon each - turmeric and salt. Mix. Cook, uncovered for another five minutes. Serve at once. Tastes good with chapati, roti, rice or pasta.

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~ Indira

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Chana Dal-Roasted (Dalia), Peppers (Tuesday February 19, 2008 at 4:48 pm- permalink)

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5 comments for Vine Sweet Mini Peppers »

  1. Hi Indira,

    I love any peppers. This dish is mouth watering. I will try this over the weekend

    Comment by coolgirl — March 4, 2008 @ 10:03 am

  2. Hi Indira,

    I love peppers…This dish looks really mouth watering. Shall try this over the weekend and let you know.

    Thanks,
    ~CG

    Comment by coolgirl — March 4, 2008 @ 10:04 am

  3. am looking for vine mini sweet pepper seeds
    please advice where i can get

    Comment by oliver ndegwa — March 20, 2011 @ 10:46 pm

  4. where can i get the seeds for VINE SWEET MINI PEPPERS?

    Comment by Frances — March 27, 2012 @ 8:38 pm

  5. very simple and tasty… loved it :)

    Comment by Eshu — April 9, 2012 @ 11:51 pm

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