Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Capsicum (bell pepper) Dry curry

Ingredients :

Capsicum - 4-5 medium sized

Chana dal (bengal gram dal)- 2 tsps

Urad dal (black gram dal) - 2 tsps

Daniya (coriander ) seeds - 2 tsps

Whole red chillies - 4-5

Curry leaves - few

Black pepper corns -5

Salt - as required

Oil for cooking

Ingredients for roasting and powdering:
Roast in a little oil chana dal, urad dal,daniya seeds,whole red chillies curry leaves.pepper corns and powder them coarsely in a dry grinder.

For seasoning:

Oil - 2 tblsps

urad dal - 1 tsp

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

Hing (asafoetida) - a pinch


Wash the capsicums nicely and cut them into thin strips.

Take a kadai and season with mustard seeds,urad dal and hing.

After the mustard seeds splutter, add the cut capsicum pieces and stir nicely

Now add salt and the ground masala powders and mix thoroughly.

Keep stirring off and on.

After the capsicum is cooked remove from fire and serve hot with sambar rice or rasam rice or any of your choice or if you like even with phulkas or rotis.


  1. Curry with capsicum? Never heard of it before! Looks delicious!

  2. Wowww... looks great!!! I make a similar one but add a few more ingredients like cinnamon, cloves, cardamom to the powder list :-). You can mix it with plain rice and serve with raita too.

  3. Looks lovely..great recipe with capsicum.

  4. Yum looking...I prepare a not exactly dry, but a gasi kinda subzi of it...Will try this too..


  5. Yummy.. I like capsicum but not hubby so its quite difficult to get to make some capsicum at home..but got to try this one.

  6. yummy looks good..such a coincidence..i prepared dish with bell peppers too !!!

  7. Wow dry curry looks tremendous..prefect with rice and rotis..

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  9. That's a lovely curry I love it..

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  11. Nice curry.sometimes i mix this with rice and make capsicum rice.

  12. Nice and Different. Never cooked pepper with daal..Going to give it a try

  13. Wow this is interesting. got capsicums at home..would surely try it out soon

  14. Looks so lovely I will make a note of the powdered masala. That's most tempting.