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Masala Capsicum Curry Recipe

Masala Capsicum Curry is a popular Indian Side Dish
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On :
Thursday, 25 August, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Saute Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • 4 Capsicums (Medium to large)
  • 2 large Onions or 4 medium-sized Onions.
  • Four table spoons Oil.
  • Ginger - a small piece.
  • Tamarind pulp or paste.
  • Salt to taste.
  • 1/2 spoon Turmeric.
  • For Roasting and grinding (Masala Powder)-
  • 5 Red Chillies.
  • Sesame seeds - 1 and a 1/2 tbsps
  • Poppy Seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Fried groundnuts (peanuts) - 1 cup
  • Dry grated Coconut - 1 cup.
  • Cloves - 3 to 4
  • Cinnamon - a small strip.
  • Roast the above for a few minutes in a pan (Without Oil) and grind into a powder and keep aside.
  • How to Make Masala Capsicum Curry:

    1. Cut the onions (long pieces) and ginger (finely). Heat 2 tbsps of oil in a pan.
    2. Fry the onions and ginger till half cooked.
    3. Remove the fried onions and ginger from fire and blend them into a paste and keep aside.
    4. Cook capsicum separately (either in a microwave or fry in oil).
    5. Fry the onion and ginger paste now in two tbsps of oil.
    6. When the onion paste is being cooked, add the ground masala powder.
    7. Add salt, 1/2 spoon turmeric powder and 1/4 spoon red chilli powder. Let it simmer for a while.
    8. Add 1 tbsp tamarind juice (if using paste, dilute it till it is equal to 1 tbsp). Exercise care here.
    9. Add the cooked capsicum.
    10. Remove from fire after about 10 minutes on medium heat. Serve with hot rice.


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