Monday, 26 May 2008

Capsicum Curry

Capsicum curry is my sister's speciality. I learnt it from her and it is very easy to prepare and tasty too.
Few do not like because of its watery nature, but it is worth due its nutritional value.
Capsicum is also called as "Pepper".

The misleading name "pepper" (pimiento in Spanish) was given by Christopher Columbus upon bringing the plant back to Europe. At that time peppercorns were a highly prized condiment. Today, the term "bell pepper" or "pepper" or "capsicum" is often used for any of the large bell shaped capsicum fruits, regardless of their color. In British English, the fruit is simply referred to as a "pepper", whereas in many Commonwealth of Nations countries, such as Australia, India, Malaysia and New Zealand, they are called "capsicum".


Ingredients:
Capsicum - 5 or 6
Onions - 2
Curry Leaves - Few
Green Chilli - 3
Oil - 2 Tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 Tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/4 Tsp
Salt - As required

To Grind:
Red Chilli - 5
Urad Dhal - 1 Tsp
Channa Dhal - 1 Tsp
Coriander Seeds - 2 Tsps
Coconut - 6 Tsps




Method:

  1. Cut Capsicum into small pieces.
  2. Cut Onion and green chilli into small pieces.
  3. Dry fry Red Chilli, Urad Dhal, Channa Dhal, Coriander Seeds and Coconut.
  4. Grind the above.
  5. Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds.
  6. Fry onion, curry leaves and green chilli.
  7. Add cut capsicum pieces and add the ground powder.
  8. Add turmeric powder and salt.
  9. Fry until capsicum it is cooked and water disappears.
  10. Once done serve with hot rice or chapati.

Nutritional Value:

  • Rich in Protein, Vitamin A,C
  • Helps to reduce blood pressure, cholestrol
  • Good for treating colds and fevers
  • Good for diabetics

12 comments:

Asha said...

Hi SeeC, been quite for so long girl. Masala for bell peppers sounds great, looks good too. You can send this to Pooja's VOW and JFI!:)

Jackie said...

Everything looks wonderful and so nutritious!

Laavanya said...

Hey Seec, it's so good to see you again.. How are you doing? Capsicum curry looks delicious! I've not tried this method before...

TBC said...

How are you doing, Seec? You keep disappearing! :D

zlamushka said...

Hi SeeC, what an lovely curry. I love bell peppers. It s been a while, I missed your posts. I hope you re participating my T&T event.

Rashmi said...

hi,

nice bell pepper curry

do visit my blog when u find time and leave ur comments and suggestions...
http://envittuvirundhusamayal.blogspot.com

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Do you have receipe for Poli? The Chapati like circular item made out of coconut and sweetner?

Latha Narasimhan said...

Hi dear! :) Hope you are doing well! I too have not been blogging regularly as I was busy with my parents. Amma was Hospitalised in Feb and She passed away on May 10th!
It took me time to recover from the loss though we were expecting her end.
I have a capsicum in the fridge right now. should try your recipe! :))

Vidhya said...

I bought bell peppers yesterday from Indian stores and I usually make sambar. Wanted to try capsicum curry this time. Got the recipe. Thanks for sharing.

SeeC said...

Hi Asha,
Thanks for your regular comments..
I am really pleased.

Hi Jackie,
Thanks for dropping by.

Hi Laavanya,
Thanks for your comments.
Do try it, you will like it.

Hi TBC,
Good to know that you keep checking :)
Tight schedules everywhere...
Busy managing everything. When I get time...am lazy :)
Will drop in yours sometime.

Hi Zlam,
Nice to see you here.
I am sorry, am missing all the events.

Hi Rashmi.
Thanks for dropping by.
I will check your sometime

Hi Shrinidhi,
I will post poli soon.
I know its already late. But unfortunately i dropped my bag which had my camera and handycam in it (2 months back).
Both didn't work after that.
I got it working only now.
Thats one of the main reason for not posting..

Hi Latha maami,
It was really shocking to read this in my inbox.
More in your blog..

Hi Vidhya,
Thanks for dropping by.
Do try and let me know.

zlamushka said...

Hi SeeC,

Lovely curry. Looove the idea. That is Mirchi ka Salan, right? nice ,.... yum!

Btw, I hope you are participating this month´s T&T. We re cooking from Monsoon Spice. I have extended the deadline for another 10 days, so please, when you get a chance, I am sure you ll love Sia´s recipes.

Hastha9 said...

Vow it's medicinal values with delisious and nutritional part fascinated aloof us .thank u
Savithri