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Capsicum Masala

I remember my mom used to make it when ever she made a biryani/bagara in my home. I love this curry.
capsicum has very unique flavor, when blended with masala it comes out more flavorful. 

Here is the recipe,
Capsicum chopped into long pieces-3cups
Chopped onions-1/4cup and 1/4 cup
Green chillies/peppers-2
chopped cilantro/coriander-1/2 cup
Fresh coconut slices-1/2 cup
Green peas-1/4cup
dry coconut powder -2ts
Cumin seeds/ jeera-1/2ts
Mustard seeds/avalu-1/2ts
Chana dal/split gram dal/ senaga pappu-1ts
Urad dal/split black garm dal/minapa pappu-1ts
Ginger 1 inch piece
Cumin and coriander powder-1ts
garlic 2 cloves
Salt to taste
cinnamon-1 stick
cardamom- 3 cloves
bay leaves-2 big
Tamarind- 1/2 lemon size
Chili powder-1/2t.s
Red chili-1
vegetable oil/ butter-3ts
  • Heat 1ts of oil in a pan and  add all spices cinnamon + cardamom + cloves + bay leaves and saute until they change color under medium flame.
  • Now add cumin seeds + mustard seeds + urad dal + chana dal + red chili and saute until they splutter.
  • Toss in onions + green chili + ginger + garlic + cumin and coriander powder+ salt +cilantro and coconut slices and saute until the onion turn transparent.
  • Take all this mixture in a Mixer and grind them into fine paste along with tamarind.
  • Now take a pan and heat 2ts of oil and add remaining 1/4 cup onions and saute until they turn transparent.
  • Toss in chopped capsicum and green peas and cook under medium flame by closing lid.
  • when the capsicum is cooked add the grinded mixture to the capsicum and mix well add water if required.
  • cook this mixture under medium flame until oil starts leaving the mixture.
  • Finally add a pinch of garam masala if you wish to be too spicy, other wise garnish with cilantro and the curry is ready to serve.
It goes well with puri/roti/white rice/ bagara/biryani.
Hope you like my recipe. Leave your  valuable feedback and plz come back again :)


  1. Nice gravy ...looks delish.

  2. Simply delicious...perfect with rice n roti

  3. Delicious n flavorful ~ the color is so appetyzing!
    US Masala

  4. Wow!! such a yummy looking curry.. inviting and colorful as well..

  5. Totally tempting!
    The colors are so rich.

  6. thnQ frnds for lovely comments:)

  7. Inviting n tempting curry..looks delicious!!

  8. Interesting recipe..

  9. Very tempting masala, simply inviting..

  10. Very tempting curry irresistible with biryani.

  11. What a beautiful and healthy masala! Its really full of delicious falvor!

  12. The gravy looks so colorful and flavorful.

  13. looks very tempting....and what a color for the gravy!

  14. Even i just love the flavor of capsicum:-) Wud love to try this delicious curry soon in my kitchen:-) Thank u for stopping by my space and for your lovely comments..You have a good collection here ..Glad to follow you.

  15. simply delicious and looks so colorful !!

  16. thnQ frnds for stopping by and leaving your lovely comments :)


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