Stuffed green chillies


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Tekebash & Saba: Recipes from the Horn of Africa

By Saba Alemayoh

Published 2023

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It is common for us to eat vegan foods with fresh green chilli – we take bites in between morsels. Chilli powders and pastes are generally the preferred accompaniment for meat dishes. This stuffed green chilli is an occasional one that Mum only makes when guests are coming.


  • ½ red onion, finely chopped
  • ½ tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil


Mix the onion, tomato, olive oil, lemon juice and salt in a bowl.

Split the chillies lengthways on one side, keeping the stems, and scrape out the seeds.

Use a spoon to stuff the green chillies with the onion mixture, and close back up.

Serve with shiro.