Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Colorful Bell Pepper Subzi

Bell Peppers!

I just love them, Don't you? If not please start loving them soon!

Bright orange, red, green wonderful feast for one's eyes and crunchy, juicy and sweet, an orchestra of tastes for your palate.

I make sambhar, curries, rice, chutneys, dips so many things with them. I usually use a powder of roasted channa dal, coriander seeds, redchilli and some coconut when I make a dry curry.
This time I used peanuts and sesame seeds and they were wonderful.
So, let us get to the recipe soon!

Get Ready : serves 3

  • Bell peppers 3 ( I used green, yellow and red) chopped
  • 1/3 cup dry unsalted roasted peanuts
  • 5-6 tsp sesame seeds
  •  1 & 1/2 red chilli
  • 1 tsp dhania/ coriander seeds
  • 1/4 tsp asafetida/ hing
  • 1/4 lemon juice
  • 2 tsp oil
  • mustard seeds, urad dal for tadka
  • Chopped cilantro


  • Dry roast the peanuts, I know they are roasted already! Just toss them for a few seconds, set aside
  • Dry roast the sesame seeds constantly stirring till they pop and fragrant.
  • Add a drop of oil and fry the red chilli and coriander seeds.

  • Once cool, dry grind the roasted spices with 1/4 tsp asafetida to a coarse powder. make sure you addthe sesame seeds, redchilli, dhania first and add the peanut at the end.
  • In a pan, add 2 tsp of oil and do the tadka with mustard seeds and urad dal.
  • Add the washed bell peppers, salt and mix.
  • Reduce heat, cover and cook them till soft.
  • Check salt to taste, add the dry roasted spice powder and mix.
  • Cook of low fire, open till the spices are well coated and well incorporated with the peppers. Takes about another 10 mins.
  • Turn the heat off, squirt juice of a quarter lemon and garnish with cilantro.

Goes well with rice, chapathi or sandwiches!


  1. this is a nice curry with some lovely flavours in it priya !

  2. I also love adding there colorful bell peppers as this gives a very colorful look to the dish. Curry looks delicious

    Hamaree Rasoi

  3. very colorful n the masala combination is good..

  4. Nice one priya...Love the peanut-y flavor in it...
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  5. Priya, an award is waiting for u in my blog plz visit and collect...Subzi looks very delicious!

  6. Thats an interesting masala,love tha addition of peanuts,would have been soo flavourful na..

  7. delectable dish...really tempting priya..
    Tasty appetite

  8. Delicious and interesting masala,looks wonderful.

  9. Great flavours and the curry looks too good :)

  10. I am with you.. I LOVE bell peppers!! This recipe sounds really fab with all the wonderful ingredients going in there :)

    US Masala

  11. I too love bell peppers. The recipe is gr8.
    And yah eggs can be poached in water (the Julia Child way) or even on a pan :) (My way)


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