|As with eggplant,
green bell peppers may be stuffed to form another type of "dolma".
Bell pepper dolma is often served with other types of stuffed
vegetables, including eggplant and tomatoes. The peppers are
stuffed with the same ingredients as the eggplant: rice and herbs
such as coriander, mint and dill. Often onions and minced meat
- lamb, veal or beef - are added to the mixture. The dish is
allowed to simmer for several hours in its own juices. Minced
garlic and yogurt are served as accompaniments. In Southern Azerbaijan
(in Iran), yellow split peas and spices like turmeric and pepper
may also be added.
From Azerbaijan International (8.3) Autumn 2000.
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