Mahchi(Mahshi) – Baked Vegetables Stuffed with Rice,Minced Meat !

This dish is Algerian,  my husband calls it Mahshi but writes as Mahchi in french , I absolutely loved it,

It has rice, some minced meat, veggies,some spicy sauce and cheese on top! ,

absolutely finger licking and lip smacking good!


                                  Preparation Time: 15 mins         Cooking time :30- 40 mins

                                   Serves – 2 


Potato 1 big

Tomato    1 big

Green pepper     1 medium

Brinjal      half, medium

Minced meat (100-200 gms) Depends, if you want to add more meat and less rice in stuffing or vice-versa .

Boiled rice, 2 cups

Tomato puree or sauce -1 cup for sauce

Green chili -1

Salt -1 teaspoon

Pepper-1/2 teaspoon

Cumin powder-1/2 teaspoon

Garlic Powder-1/2 teaspoon

chili powder-1/2 teaspoon

Dry origano,Persil  (to sprinkle on sauce)

Shredded Cheese for topping

2 tablespoon Olive oil

Directions :

Peel the vegetables and make them hollow like this :


Now we will first prepare the stuffing of rice with minced meat.

Put one tablespoon of olive oil in pan, Add minced meat, Fry it with spices(salt,chili powder,cumin powder,garlic powder,pepper )  and add rice to it,



Fry the rice well and put off the flame.

Now stuff the vegetables with this rice stuffing.


Place them in baking tray.


After this, we will prepare the sauce to pour it over the stuffed vegetables,

Take oil in pan, add tomato puree, sprinkle some salt, pepper,chili powder, dried oregano and persil  on the sauce and mix with a spoon, add the chopped chili to it as well!


When you see oil separating from sauce, turn off the flame and pour it over the stuffed vegetables.


Cover them with some cheese and bake them for 20 minutes for 250 degree Celsius.Depends on your oven too if they are slow or fast, you need to adjust accordingly.


Enjoy different flavour of veggies with rice stuffing and sauce!



21 thoughts on “Mahchi(Mahshi) – Baked Vegetables Stuffed with Rice,Minced Meat !

  1. Loubnanya

    I love all “mahchi” dishes! “Mahchi” actually means “filled with an ingredient” in arabic 😉
    Now, I have to ask!!! Is your husband algerian??? To be honest, it’s been a long time I want to ask if your husband is indian but when you made your post about curiosity, I tol myself that I was being too curious.. Hahaha but you know, I really like you & I love getting to know you more 😉

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