Capsicum (bell pepper) masala is a very delicious, spicy gravy Indian recipe where the capsicum is sautéed with onions , roasted peanuts, sesame and coconut powder. Perfect blend of roasted peanuts, sesame and coconut gives a very nice flavor to the curry. It goes well with rice or chapati or any pulao. Today I am sharing you this recipe with simple instructions along with step by step photos.
- 3 Capsicum (Cubed)
- 1 Onion (finely Chopped)
- 1/4 cup Peanuts
- 2 tbsp Coriander Seeds
- 1 tbsp Sesame Seeds
- 2 tbsp Coconut Powder
- 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
- 1/2 tsp Turmeric
- 1/2 tbsp Chilli Powder
- 2 pods Garlic (Minced)
- 1 tbsp Salt
- 2 tbsp Oil
Dry roast peanuts and set aside.
In the same pan, add coriander seeds roast for 1min then add sesame seeds and coconut powder and fry till nice aroma. Do not burn the coconut.
When the roasted ingredients are cooled completely, add to the blender and pulse them to a fine powder.
Heat oil in a deep vessel or kadai, add cumin seeds and minced garlic sauté them.
Add chopped onions and fry till onions are translucent.
Add capsicum and sauté for a while.
Sprinkle salt and cook capsicum till it is cooked but still crispy.
Add turmeric and chilli powder, mix well and cook for a 1-2 minutes.
Now add the powder prepared earlier, little salt.
Mix well and fry for 2-3minutes.
Add 1cup water and boil it for few more minutes till the gravy becomes thick. Adjust salt as per your taste.
Capsicum masala is ready. Serve hot.