Oats Chilli Poppers

Oat Chilli Poppers Recipe

Delightful little poppers that hit the right spot for a quick snack. That they are not deep fried and healthy too is definitely an added bonus.

Cooking time
30 min
Preparation time
5 min



Fit Foodie Recipe Score


Regular Recipe Score

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This recipe scores more than regular recipe because it is shallow fried not deep fried, filled and crumbed with oats too.


  • 10-12 whole red and green chilies
  • 1 packet Saffola Masala Oats Chinese
  • 1/2 cup grated paneer
  • 1/4 cup cheddar
  • 1/4 cup fresh coriander
  • 1 lime juice 
  • 1 packet Saffola Masala Oats Chinese
  • 1-2 tablespoon oil

How to make Oat Chilli Poppers

  • Wash, pat dry and cut off the tops of the chillies, cutting them into 1” bite sized pieces. Clean out the insides gently to create a hollow to fill
  • Cook the Saffola Masala Oats in 130ml of water until soft but not runny. Leave to stand
  • In a large bowl, mix in the paneer, cheddar, fresh coriander, lime juice and cooked warm oats to make a filling. Taste and adjust seasoning
  • Fill the cavities in the chillies with the stuffing
  • Place the oats from the second packet onto a plate
  • Dip the open filled ends of each chili first into the cornflour, then into the oats, repeating for both sides, and for all bites
  • Heat a heavy nonstick pan and smear with 1 tsp oil. Lay the chili poppers cut side down and roast for 5 minutes covered on simmer until golden brown
  • Flip over and cook uncovered for a further 5 minutes until golden brown, using a few drops of oil as required
  • Serve immediately with a sweet chilli garlic dip

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Can these chillies b cooked in a microwa...

Can these chillies b cooked in a microwave ?

Jul 17, 2016

Average: 4 (1 vote)
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