How to make Chilli Cheese Poppers (Jain) -

Stuffed red jalapenos crumb fried in a way that even the Jains can enjoy them

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Fresh red jalapenos, Small green capsicum

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

Chilli Cheese Poppers (Jain)

Chilli Cheese Poppers (Jain) Recipe Card


Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Chilli Cheese Poppers (Jain) Recipe

  • Fresh red jalapenos 8

  • Small green capsicum finely chopped 1

  • Small yellow capsicum finely chopped 1

  • Processed cheese 50 grams

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Black peppercorns crushed to taste

  • Salt to taste

  • Tata Sampann Kitchen King Masala 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh oregano leaves 2 teaspoons

  • White bread slices toasted 4

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Refined flour 2 tablespoons

  • Oil to deep fry

  • Green chutney to serve

  • Tomato ketchup to serve


Step 1

To make the filling, take green and yellow capsicums in a bowl, add salt, red chilli powder, crushed black peppercorns and Tata Sampann Kitchen King Masala. Grate the cheese into the bowl and mix well. Rub oregano between your palms and add to the bowl. Mix well and set aside.

Step 2

Slit jalapenos, without cutting through, and remove their seeds.

Step 3

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 4

Break the toasted bread slices and put into a mixer jar, add 1 tbsp coriander leaves and grind to a coarse powder. Transfer onto a plate.

Step 5

Take refined flour in a bowl and add a little water and mix to a smooth slurry of coating consistency. Add remaining coriander leaves and salt and mix well.

Step 6

Stuff each red jalapeno generously with the filling.

Step 7

Cut the stuffed jalapenos into ½ inch pieces, dip each piece into the slurry and roll in the breadcrumbs so that they are well coated from all sides.

Step 8

Slide the roundels into the hot oil and deep-fry till golden brown and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 9

Arrange them on a serving platter and serve hot with green chutney and tomato ketchup.

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