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.

Masala Tea Powder / Indian Style

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Ingredients –

  1. Black pepper powder – 2 tsp
  2. Dry Ginger powder – 2-3 tsp
  3. Nutmeg / jaiphal  powder –1 tsp
  4. Cinnamon powder  – 1 tsp
  5. Cloves powder  – 1 tsp
  6. Fennel seeds powder – 1 tsp

Method –

  • Take a bowl add all the ingredients mix well.
  • Keep the masala powder in the air tight container and use when required.