I have used panch phoron in this recipe. Panch phoron is a Bengali spice mix used as a base flavoring in most of the recipes. It has a colorful blend of flavourful seeds: the green of fennel seed, black mustard and nigella seeds, golden fenugreek and buff-coloured cumin seeds . I was a bit skeptical about using this spice mix with Tuna initially, but it's sweet aroma brings forward the flavors of fish and veggies added to the dish so well I didn't have to add any other strong smelling spices .
Preparation time : 25 minutes
Cook time : 30 minutes
Serves : 3 to 4
- Bell Peppers ( I have used green, red and yellow)
- 1/2 cup rice
- 1 lb. tuna
- 1/4 cup of corn kernels and peas ( You can use any veggies of your choice)
- 1/2 tbsp panch phoron
- 1 tsp ground pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped onions
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro leaves
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 tbsp oil/ butter
- Salt, as required
- Pressure cook the rice, keep aside. Wash and cut the the tuna steak into 1" cubes.
- Wash the bell peppers thoroughly, pat dry. Next cut the top off peppers 1 inch from the stem end, and remove seeds.
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. add a tsp of salt to the boiling water , then add peppers and boil for about 2 to 3 minutes or until their flesh slightly softened. Make sure to keep peppers completely submerged in the water . Drain, set aside to cool.
- Heat a tbsp of oil/butter in a non stick skillet, add panch phoron , when it starts to sputter, add the chopped onion and fry till translucent.
- Next add the corn kernels and peas and fry for covered for 2 to 3 minutes, next add the fish pieces , add salt and pepper and fry till the fish is fully cooked. Next add rice , chopped cilantro and 1 tbsp lemon juice , mix well and let cook covered for 2 minutes on low flame until all the flavors blend together. Keep aside and let cool.
- Next fill the peppers with this mixture, top it with shredded cheese.
- Set the oven temp. to Broil. Place the bell peppers on a oven safe tray and Broil for 25 - 30 minutes. Take out of the oven and let cool.
- This is generally served as a dish by itself, not with curries. You can have it according to your preference.
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