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Restaurant-Style Capsicum Masala: Delicious Indian Side Dish

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My name is Lakshmi, and I am a homemaker. I love cooking and experimenting with different recipes, especially those from my native India.

Capsicum masala

Capsicum masala

Traditional Karnataka Cuisine

This capsicum masala comes from the traditional Karnataka cuisine and features a rich curry base with capsicum, a good source of vitamins, carotenoids, and dietary fiber. Peanuts, cashews, coconut, and sesame seeds are dry-roasted and then ground with tomato to create a silky texture. This dish is the perfect accompaniment to any type of Indian flatbread.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

15 min

25 min

3 to 4 servings

Ingredients

For the curry base:

  • Handful of peanuts
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon grated coconut
  • 10 cashews
  • 3 cloves
  • 3 cardomom pods
  • 1 medium tomato

For the gravy:

  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 large capsicum, diced
  • 2 tablespoons ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • Salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. Dry-roast the peanuts, sesame seeds, cashews, cloves, cardamom, and grated coconut over medium heat. Allow it to cool and grind to a fine paste along with the tomato.
  2. Heat the ghee in a pan. Add the bay leaf and cumin seeds. Once the cumin seeds start to splutter, add the onion and ginger-garlic paste. Saute until the onion becomes glossy.
  3. Add the chilli powder, coriander powder, and salt. Saute for 1 minute. Add the ground mixture and allow it to cook for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add the diced capsicum and cook along with the gravy for another 5 minutes. Switch off the stove and serve the curry along with chapathi or any flatbread.

Photo Guide: Ingredients

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Photo Guide: Cooking

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