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Capsicum Masala in a bowl

Capsicum Masala

Capsicum (bell pepper) masala is a very delicious, Indian spicy gravy recipe where the capsicum is sautéed with onions, roasted peanuts, sesame seeds, and coconut powder.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Bell pepper, Capsicum, gravy recipes, Indian gravy recipes, Spicy Curry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 People


  • 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


  • Add peanuts to a frying pan, dry roast them, and set aside.
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  • In the same pan, add coriander seeds roast for 1min then add sesame seeds and coconut powder and fry until a nice aroma comes up. Do not burn the coconut.
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  • When the roasted ingredients are cooled completely, add them to the blender and pulse them to a fine powder.
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  • 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.
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  • Add capsicum and sauté for a while.
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  • Sprinkle salt and cook capsicum till it is cooked but still crispy.
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  • Add turmeric and chili powder, mix well and cook for a minute or two.
  • Now add the powder blended earlier and a little salt. 
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  • Mix well and fry for 2 more minutes.
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  • Add 1cup water and boil it for few more minutes till the gravy becomes thick. Adjust salt as per your taste.
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  • Capsicum masala is ready. Serve hot with chapati or roti or rice.
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