Route 79

Reflections on a bus journey home

From London: By a British, European, 2nd-Generation Indian. Probably confused - but proud to be them all! Half of my journey to and from work is a 20-30 minute bus ride: London Bus Route 79 - between Alperton in West London and Kingsbury in North West London. I very frequently get pissed-off and frustrated waiting around in the DARK, WET and COLD - waiting for the 79 to turn up. But I have to be eternally grateful for the quality thinking time I get to myself.
Stuffed Peppers
Posted on October 14 2009 by Jag @ 9:33 pm

There are some things in life that just have to be experienced. And in my opinion, roasted stuffed peppers is one of them. A perfect way of using up leftovers from your cooking the days before, especially if what’s left over is a spicy dish that is “dry” e.g. consisting of rice or mashed up potatoes.

Stuffed pepper. Yum.
(Taken with my cameraphone in my kitchen)

Click here for a brief description of what to do if you want to savour this wonderful dish. Enjoy!



  1. Hi
    looks lovely.
    been a long time ….:) how are you ?
    happy diwali to you and the family !

    Comment kindly left by harini calamur — October 15, 2009 @ 3:48 am

  2. Hi Harini! Thanks, we are fine. Just fine! Long time it is indeed; hope you are in good health and yes: Happy Diwali to you and yours too!

    Comment kindly left by Jag — October 15, 2009 @ 9:08 pm

  3. this looks beautiful! I can’t wait to try it! I wish you’d write more on your blog!
    I have a question: being an ignorant white Canadian, I have fallen in love with…dahl? I think that’s right. It’s the pink/red thick soup stuff you eat with naan bread? You wouldn’t happen to have a recipe for it? I find recipes on line but they never look right…would you mind?

    Comment kindly left by JLKelly — October 17, 2009 @ 12:12 pm

  4. Thanks JLKelly!

    Ah, you mean “daal” (or sometime also written as “dal”). Well, it just so happens that I have a recipe for that just here:

    Be aware though, that there are thousands of different types of pulse used to make daal dishes, and probably many thousand of different preparation methods. So, no two daals may look or taste the same! The one above is my Mum’s recipe and is what we eat a lot in my house. Good luck and enjoy tasty daals!

    Comment kindly left by Jag — October 18, 2009 @ 11:40 am

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    Comment kindly left by Jamie — October 19, 2009 @ 3:48 pm

  6. Hi,
    right now, a Chicken-a-la-Route79 is simmering in the kitchen… well, today it’s lamb instead of chicken and I added two chopped carrots and 1 tsp. grounded Cardamom.

    And I finaly do somthing, I want to do for years: post a comment on one of my fafourite Food-Blogs 🙂

    I’ve tried a couple of your receipies and I liked all of them. Some of them went in my and my wifes personal, handwritten cookery book and definitely I’ll try the Route79-stuffed-Peppers when I got suitable leftovers…

    Please, don’t stop posting such brilliant recipes. 😀

    Greetings from Munich to Mr., Ms. an LittleMiss Route79,

    Comment kindly left by MH — October 19, 2009 @ 6:41 pm

  7. Dear Sir/Madam

    Fantastic preparation!! eye opener for many. Thanks for showing it.


    Comment kindly left by Indumathi Pudupakkam — October 23, 2009 @ 3:37 pm

  8. Hi,

    Thanks for the great recipe, I love all your recipe posts, I appreciate all your hard work.

    I have a quick question, I am in Canada and it is not easy to find the Red Chilie Powder, I have access to cayenne pepper, hot paprika or crushed red pepper flakes just wondering what would be the best substitute.

    I guess I could purchase some online if need be.


    Comment kindly left by Talkinggoat — November 6, 2009 @ 8:01 pm

  9. Hi Talking Goat: thanks very much for your very nice feedback! Re red chillie powder; well in my experience cayenne pepper is a fine substitute for that. Some would say it’s exactly the same thing but I cannot be too sure. One thing I do know is that it is just as fiery as the stuff that my shops call “red chillie powder”. The hot paprika is probably not fiery enough but it depends on the variety you have, and of course your personal taste. And as for crushed pepper flake; I have a bag of “crushed dried chillie flakes” in my cupboard and I use this as a cooking ingredient as well as a garnishing ingredient. It is incredibly fiery, but because it is dried it is best used at the beginning of cooking so that it infuses in the oil during the cooking process; or else if you use as a garnish then be prepared for some really hot patches in between mouthfulls of whatever.

    Comment kindly left by Jag — November 8, 2009 @ 8:13 pm

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    Comment kindly left by ellhn — November 16, 2009 @ 8:53 pm

  11. Thanks for all the amazing recipes!

    As a beginner, your recipes have helped me a lot. I have tried several recipes from other sites but I couldn’t always get it right the first time.

    Your recipes are simple to follow as there are clear step-by-step instructions and also helpful pictures. Moreover, the dish in the end tastes so great!

    I have tried Rogan Josh, Mutter Paneer, Moroccan Chicken, Spicy Oven Chicken Niblets and Masala Potato Wedges. I shall be trying the stuffed peppers next.

    Please continue posting such wonderful recipes! 🙂

    Comment kindly left by Tasnim — January 16, 2010 @ 11:19 pm

  12. i love stuffed peppers and this looks amazing.
    in general i feel peppers and smoked peppers add alot of taste to food

    Comment kindly left by Maaya — March 31, 2010 @ 11:00 am

  13. I learned on May 16, 2010 of your wonderful website when I was cooking Dahl soup with a friend. I wanted the recipe and she said to go to your website. I don’t see a recipe. Please help to direct me. Her soup was “greenish” in color – not yellow and it was very, very delicious. Thank you in advance>

    Barbara Raitzky
    Barto Pennsylvania

    Comment kindly left by Barbara Raitzky — May 18, 2010 @ 2:54 pm

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