Baked Banana peppers stuffed with chickpeas/besan flour


Last week one of my colleague brought stuffed mirchi/peppers for lunch.  Those chilies were so delicious that I couldn't control myself and ate half of the quantity. I wanted the recipe from my colleague's wife, but didn't get a chance to talk to her. I wanted to wait it out till she shares the recipe with me, but over the weekend, I craved for the stuffed pepper so much, that I decided to give my taste buds a taste test. (I just knew one ingredient in the stuffing which is chickpeas flour. ) here is my experiment which turned out to be super hit. My family loved it..

Next time when you want to try a different snack for your parties try this recipe. Very simple and easy.



10 banana peppers, washed and slit length wise. (if you cannot handle spice remove the seeds. I did not remove seeds since our house everyone loves spice)
1/2 cup besan/chickpeas flour
1 tsp sesame seeds (optional) next time I want to try with some chopped nuts like (cashew and almonds)
pinch of turmeric powder
1tsp cumin powder
1tsp coriander powder
red chili powder/paprika powder (As per your spice level)
1tsp dry mango powder
1/2tsp lemon juice
salt as per taste
1 tbsp oil


Preheat oven to 450 degree F.

In a sauce pan add oil and roast chickpeas flour, sesame seeds. Once chickpeas flour turned golden color add all spices and mix well. Turn off the heat add lemon and do a taste check. Adjust spices if needed.
Now take the stuffing and stuff the chilies and keep it on a cookie sheet or any oven tray. Drizzle 1tsp of oil on the chilies and bake for 6 mts and turn it on other side and bake for 6 more mts.

Serve with a lemon wedge or just like that..





  1. Ooh! Pretty! A good idea, thank you! I'm bookmarking this until I find some banana peppers! Yay!