Friday, November 21, 2008

Capsicum/Belle Pepper Curry

I always love stuffed belle peppers....but somehow I find it inconvenient for eating. So here is another type of recipe which tastes similar but doesn't require stuffing. This is my mom's recipe, G and I both, just love it.

2 green belle pepper
2 tbsp roasted peanuts
1/3 cup besan (chickpea flour)
1 tbsp coriander cumin seed powder
1/2 tbsp red chili powder
1/2 tbsp aamchur powder
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp turmeric powder
4 tbsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tbsp chopped cilantro
Pinch of asafoetida
salt as per taste

Roast the peanuts and remove the skin. Grind peanuts in coarse powder. Make sure you grind the peanuts in coarse powder, not in smooth powder.

Roast the besan on slow flame, till it gives nice aroma and properly cooked.

Cut the belle peppers in small around 1 inch cube pieces. Take one pan with oil and put it on medium flame on stove. You require little bit more oil in this curry because later we will add peanuts and besan which soaks all the oil. Add cumin seeds. When they start spluttering add pinch of asafoetida. Add diced belle peppers along with turmeric powder and let them cook till they are soft. Add some water as per required.

Take one bowl with roasted besan. Add peanuts powder,all spices, sugar,salt and aamchur powder. Mix them well by your hand. Make sure there is not any lump in the mixture.

When belle pepper are almost cooked, add besan mixture with some water. Do not add too much water. Water should be enough to keep the curry moist. Mix everything well and at last add lemon juice.

Add chopped cilantro and serve hot with chapati/paratha/roti.


DEESHA said...

i love bell peppers too .. seems to be a nice curry

Chandani said...

this looks yummy!!!

Sunshinemom said...

We love it this way too!! And now I am craving for a plateful!