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Capsicum/bell pepper (Shimla Mirch) is a very popular vegetable and is extensively used in Italian, Mexican, Chinese, and American cuisine and easy to find. Try this easy capsicum recipe. Potato can be added as well. The cooking time for the potatoes are different than bell peppers. Therefore, the potatoes are cooked before bell peppers are added.
Extra virgin olive oil
3 Medium, cubed (Red, yellow and green bell pepper each used)
Corn flour/Jowar flour
3 Tablespoon (Optional)
1. Take a round bottomed pan and heat some olive oil in it. Add the cumin seeds and when they crackle add the bell peppers. Stir and let it cook for a few minutes on medium heat.
2. After 5 minutes, add the gram flour and the jowar flour. (Either both or just one of the flours can be used). Stir well.
3. Add the sesame seeds, crushed peanuts, salt, sugar and curry powder. Finally squeeze the juice form half a lemon into the capsicum mixture and stir well for a few minutes.
4. If the vegetable looks a little dry , you can sprinkle a little water if needed at this point. Stir for a minute and once the bell peppers are done turn off the heat.
If you're fond of eating Indian curry then do try the capsicum curry. It's very simple to make and tastes delicious too. You can serve it with roti. If you're looking for a quick recipe then this it. Watch the video for this simple recipe.
Simla Mirch Masala Sabji - Capsicum Or Bell Pepper Stir Fry Recipe Video