Monday, January 30, 2012

Capsicum Subzi

This recipe i got it from my periamma, who is a superb cook! She learnt cooking the hard way, post marriage ( yeah! suprising for those days :)) but over the period of time, let me say she mastered the art. She has written down all the recipes she learnt, prepared & before my wedding i wrote down anything & everything i could find :D.. i didn't know like i mentioned in my intro blog post.. abc of ingredients in the kitchen!
This subzi is actually done with carrot & capsicum. I had used up all the carrots, so did the same with capsicum. It looks less colorful but not in taste :). 

Capsicum Subzi

1. Capsicum - 2 cubed
2. Mustard seeds - 1- 2 tsp
3. Red Chilli powder - 1 -2 tsp
4. Besan/ Chickpea flour - 6tbsp
5. Coriander-cumin powder - 1-2 tsp
6. Sugar - 1tsp
7. Salt - 2 tsp or to taste
8. Oil - 2tsp + 2-3 tbsp
9. Lemon 

Preparation Time!!
1. In a wok, add oil and once warm, add mustard seeds
2. Once it splutters, add capsicum & cook for a few minutes
3. In a bowl, take the red chilli powder, coriander cumin powder, besan, sugar and salt. Add 1-2 tbsp of oil and make like thin batter
4. Once capsicum is partially (3/4th)cooked, pour this batter all over. Mix lightly and cook covered in low flame, for a few minutes
5. After the mixture melts and capsicum is cooked, remove off flame and squeeze lemon

Taste good with chapati but S felt, it would be great to have as a curry with rice! So, keep the options open ;)

* If adding carrot like the original recipe, after step 1 add carrots (slit long) and cook well, then add add capsicum(slit long too). Then follow the same from step 3!

I shall post the photos of that soon too, now that i have carrots again :)

Serving - 2 people
Duration - 30 minutes


  1. A yummy dish. Addition of lemon juice sounds interesting.

  2. i like this version of capsicum a lot..I never made it though :( which is sad...Now I have the recipe to follow and I am definately going to make i

  3. Let me know how it tastes :)

  4. Love this curry dear, yours looks so perfectly done, you have a nice space here, following U, do drop by mine sometime..

  5. Thanks so much hema :)..will def do so !

  6. Super yummy side dish,just love with some rotis.Btw if you are interested you can host the healthy diet event on December instead of me with theme already choosed,wat do you say..pls do let me know Rasi..

  7. So simple, yet inviting. Addition of besan makes it look tasty.


  8. Just wanted to let you know I made this for Taste and Create and really enjoyed it. I posted it a couple of days ago but can't manage to post it on the T&C site. I'll keep trying!


Really look forward to your opinions, comments & suggestions :)...Glad you took time to say something on my dish..Its a yay! moment for me :)