This money bag has been specially made with the vegetable we are celebrating all this month in JFI , Bell Peppers!

Bell pepper is amongst the tastiest vegetables I have come across. Typically available in a green color and goes onto being found in other technicolor versions like red, orange and yellow. It can make your dishes really colorful and attractive. Interestingly, all colors of bell peppers taste different. If you ever happen to have all of them try making Baked Vegetables . It will highlight the taste of each of them. Enjoy a different taste in each bite!

My husbands all time favorite capsicum dish is Bharwa Shimla Mirch. I usually make this one when I have guests over for dinner (only constraint is that one needs to find the really small capsicums to stuff).

Last Sunday, at the super market I found the freshest button mushrooms I have ever seen. I bought them and began wondering what the best way to use them would be. I thought of experimenting with the Money Bag Savory I really liked in Daily Breads (A leading Bakery Chain in Bangalore). They usually stuff it with mixed vegetables but one can always fill it with veggies of one’s choice. I love the taste of capsicums with mushrooms and onions.

I got cracking on these money bags and found them to be very easy to make. They can be deep fried too but I prefer baking them as that way they are lower in calories and many can be made at one shot.

Ingredients :

Stuffing :

  • 6-7 button mushrooms
  • 1 onions
  • 1 tomatoes
  • 1/2 capsicum
  • 6 Garlic pods , fine chopped
  • Salt, pepper seasoning

Dough :

  • 2 cups Maida
  • 3/4 cup Butter
  • Salt (to taste)

Procedure :

For the Stuffing:

  1. Heat Oil. Add garlic and fry. Add onions, finely chopped and fry till they turn glossy.
  2. Now add tomatoes and fry well till the paste leaves the sides of the pan.
  3. Add capsicum, mushrooms and cook till they turn soft.
  4. Add salt, pepper and mix well.

For the Money Bag :

  1. Knead with dough ingredients with some water to make a soft dough.
  2. Apply oil and roll out the dough with the help of a rolling pin.
  3. Fill in the mushroom stuffing and pull up the sides of the dough to resemble a money bag.
  4. In a preheated oven bake money bags for 15 mins at 200 deg C.