Capsicum Masala Curry (शिमला मिर्च मसाला करी)–Indian Recipe- In Restaurant Style- Capsicum Recipe

Ingredients –

  1. Sesame seeds or poppy seeds – 1tsp.
  2. Coconut / cashew nuts – 1 tbsp.
  3. Ground nuts – 1 tsp.
  4. Salt to taste
  5. Bay leaf – 1-2
  6. Cumin seeds / Jeera – 1tsp.
  7. Turmeric powder – 1tsp.
  8. Cubed Capsicum / bell pepper – 2 cups (any two color)
  9. Onion cubed – 1 cup
  10. Finely chopped onion – 1 cup
  11. Chopped tomatoes – 1 cup
  12. Ginger-garlic grated/paste -1/2 cup
  13. Garam masala powder – 1tsp.
  14. Red chilli powder as per your taste
  15. Kasuri methi / dried fenugreek leaves -1 tsp.
  16. Cumin powder – 1 tsp.
  17. Coriander powder – 1 tsp.
  18. Vegetable oil – 2 tbsp.

Method –

  • Heat a pan add peanuts, coconut, poppy seeds and cook on low heat until it turns golden color.
  • Add roasted ingredients into the jar and blend to a fine powder.
  • Add 2 tbsp oil into the pan, add capsicum, onions and fry on a medium heat for 2 minutes.
  • Add 2 tbsp oil into the kadhi on medium heat.
  • Add cumin seeds, bay leaves cook for few seconds.
  • Add chopped onion, ginger – garlic paste cook for few minutes.
  • Add tomatoes, salt to taste, red chilli powder , turmeric powder and fry till tomatoes turn mushy.
  • Add 2 tbsp roasted fine powder from the jar and mix well.
  • You can store rest of the mixture in refrigerator to be used later for curries.
  • Cover and cook for 1-2 minutes on medium heat.
  • Add fried capsicum, garam masala, 1 cup water and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add kasuri  methi, mix well and cook for few minutes.
  • Capsicum masala curry is ready to serve..
  • You can serve capsicum masala curry with pulav, chapathi or any of your favorite dish.

Capsicum (Red,Green,Yellow) Chutney Recipe–South Indian Style–Easy And Quick Capsicum/Bell Pepper Chutney

Ingredients –

  1. Chopped capsicum (any color) –1 cup
  2. Chopped onions –1 cup
  3. Garlic –1-2 cloves
  4. Coconut powder/pieces – 1 tsp.(optional)
  5. Salt to taste
  6. Oil –2 tbsp.(if needed add little more oil )
  7. Green chilli or red chilli powder (as per you taste)

Seasoning

  1. Curry leaves – 6-7
  2. Mustard seeds –1 tsp.
  3. Whole dry red chilli -1
  4. Asafetida (hing) –1 pinch
  5. Oil –1 tsp

Method-

  • Add oil to a hot  pan add chopped onion, chopped capsicum, garlic and sauté till it becomes slightly soft.
  • Turn off the heat and let it cool down.
  • Add fried ingredients into a jar add 1-2 tsp water, coconut (optional), chilli (as per your taste) and blend till it becomes smooth paste.
  • Transfer the paste into the bowl and add salt to taste.
  • Heat a small pan add oil, mustard seeds and hing.
  • When mustard seeds begin to crackle add curry leaves fry till they turn crisp and pour the over the capsicum chutney.
  • Capsicum chutney is ready to serve….

Note –You can serve this chutney with Dosa, Idli, Puri, Paratha, etc…