Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Capsicum Masala - Bell Pepper Masala

Serves 3
You would notice that many of my recipes use Bell Peppers/Capsicum. I simply love the vegetable for its flavour,health benefits and appearance.My daughter loves eating it raw.I consider it as one of nature's beautiful creations,so perfect and colourful,with each colour having its own unique health benefits.Here in the markets its usually sold in packets of 3 or 4,with one of each colour. I just can't resist buying them :) This dish is easy to make but extremely flavorful.Makes a great side dish for idlis,dosas or rotis. Looks very attractive when you use different colors of capsicum :)

Capsicum - 2 ( chopped into cubes)
oil - 2 tsp  + 2 tsp
Cardamom - 2
Cloves - 2
Cinnamon - 1 small stick
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Whole Red Chilli - 2 -3
Coriander seeds - 1/2 tbsp
Green chilli - 1 (optional)
Ginger - small piece
Onion -1 big ( finely chopped)
Tomato -1 big ( finely chopped)
Roasted Peanuts(skinless) - 2-3 tbsp
Grated coconut - 1 tbsp
Curd - 2-3 tbsp
Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp(chopped)
salt - as needed

-In a pan add 2 tsp oil and when it heats up splutter the Cumin seeds , Cloves,Cinnamon and  Cardamom.When they are slightly browned add the ginger,whole red chilli and coriander seeds. Saute until the whole red chilli is browned and the coriander seeds are browned.
-Now add the onion,salt and green chilli and saute until the onions turn translucent.Add the tomatoes and saute until the tomatoes are soft and well cooked.
-Add the coriander leaves and the grated coconut and saute until the coconut is slightly browned.
-Remove from the stove.Let the mixture cool .Grind it to a fine paste along with the roasted peanuts and  curd adding some water and salt as needed.
-Add 2 tsp of oil to a pan, when it heats up add the capsicum and 1 tsp of salt.Fry on a medium flame until the capsicum is slightly cooked and turns glossy.
-Now add the ground masala and mix well.Add water if needed to get the consistency that you desire.
-Cover with a lid and cook on a low flame for 10 - 15 minutes. Done !

This lovely yellow Capsicum goes to Colour me Yellow of Colour Me Photography Challenge Series ,hosted by Priya of  The Humpty Dumpty Kitchen 

Thanks for stopping by :) Have a lovely day !


  1. beautiful presentation and delicious recipe dear

  2. Looks so creamy and yummy..

  3. lovely clicks...looks great!!!

  4. Looks creamy and delicious, Reni!
    I love the idea of adding roasted peanuts and grated coconut, as always new combo to me.
    Perfect with hot, hot phulkas!! Looks yum.
    Also Capsicum is food of good stuff and yes, having it more is too good for health.

  5. Lovely n colourful masala

  6. wow looks so delightful with nice clicks, i like your entry for the event :)

  7. Looks delicious and tasty.. Perfect side dish for roti's.. Wish to have it right now Reni :-)

  8. Oh, Look at that Yellow Bell Pepper! So very gorgeous :) Of course, the curry looks great too. You have a fellow fan of Bell Peppers here :)

  9. looks so rich and creamy..perfect for naan

  10. Colourful and delicious gravy

  11. colorful masala..looking yummy...

  12. Loved addition of coconut to this curry!! Amazing clicks...


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