Capsicum fry is a side dish made with bell peppers, spice powders and herbs. This bell pepper stir fry is super simple, delicious & quick to make. Serve it with rice or roti. The unique aroma comes from the spice powder used. I have shared the recipe of it as well.
For best results follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips.
To roast and powder or use garam masala or sambar powder
1tspurad dalor skinned black gram
1tspchana dalor bengal gram
1tspsesame seedsor til (optional) or peanuts
1tspdry coconutor copra
How to make the recipe
To make spice powder or use garam masala
Skip this step if using garam masala or sambar powder. Heat a pan and dry roast sesame seeds or peanuts. If roasting sesame seeds fry them until they begin to splutter. If using peanuts roast them until they turn golden. Remove to a plate.
Then dry roast the red chili, urad dal and chana dal until aromatic. Then add coconut, cumin and garlic. When they smell good remove and cool completely. Make a fine powder.
Making capsicum fry
Heat oil in a pan. When the oil turns hot, add mustard and cumin. When they crackle add onions and fry until golden stirring often. Then add in cubed capsicum, chili powder, turmeric and salt. Fry for 2 to 3 mins.
Cover and cook until it is done to suit your liking. We like the bell peppers crunchy. Then add the spice powder or garam masala. Saute until it begins to smell good.