July 12, 2012

Besan Capsicum Masala

This is a Maharastrian recipe, a very different curry. Needs very few ingredients , try it out you wouldn't be disappointed.


Besan /Chickpea Flour- 1 cup
Capsicum - 2 nos
Cumin - 1 tsp
Chilli powder - 2-3 tsp
Cumin powder - 2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
asafoetida - 1 pinch
Minced Ginger and Garlic - 1 tbsp
Slit green chillies- 2 nos
Coriander leaves- for garnish
Mustard seeds- 1 tsp




  1. Mix a teaspoon of cumin powder, garam masala, chilli powder, asafoetida, coriander powder and 2 tsp of oil to besan and mix well.
  2. Roast the besan in a frying pan ,until you get a nice aroma of roasted flour.Stir occasionally to avoid burning.
  3.  Once roasted remove the besan to another plate.
  4. Chop the capsicum into small cubes.Use differrent coloured bell peppers to bring out visual interest.
  5.  Heat oil in a frying pan and splatter mustard and cumin seeds, add minced ginger garlic and slit green chillies.
  6. Then add cubed bell pepper(capsicum).Cook the bell peppers until tender by stirring occasionally.
  7. Mix in the chick pea flour until incorporated.Add Salt
  8. Cover and cook for almost 2 min.
  9. If the curry is dry sprinkle some water and cook.
  10. Check for seasoning and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  11. Serve along with rotis.



Tina said...

Its new to me...Looks delicious.

parvati said...

A change in menu one in a while and pretty easy too

chitra said...

It seems good I will try it with for chappathys