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Capsicum Besan Curry

Capsicum besan curry is a popular Indian dish made with bell peppers (capsicum) and gram flour (besan). The bell peppers are cooked with a flavorful mixture of spices, onions, tomatoes, and besan to create a rich and delicious curry. This dish is usually served with rice or roti and makes for a satisfying and comforting meal.

Capsicum Besan Curry

Recipe by S Kamala
Recipe rating: N/A
Course: PoriyalCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy


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Discover the delicious flavors of Capsicum Besan Curry, a popular Indian dish made with bell peppers and gram flour. Perfect with rice or roti!


  • Capsicum -1

  • Onion medium size – 1

  • Tomato – 1

  • Sambar Powder – 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric Powder – 1/4 teaspoon

  • Besan flour – 2 teaspoons

  • Oil – 1 tablespoon

  • Mustard – 1/2 teaspoon

  • Urad dal – 1 teaspoon

  • Jeeragam (Cumin) – 1/2 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida powder – 2 pinches

  • Curry Leaves – few

  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste


  • Start by cutting the capsicum into small square pieces.
  • Finely chop the onion and tomato.
  • Heat oil in a kadai over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds and wait for them to begin popping. Then, add urad dal, cumin seeds, a pinch of asafoetida powder, and curry leaves. Fry until the urad dal turns a light golden brown.
  • Add the chopped onion to the kadai and sauté for a few minutes until it starts to soften.
  • Next, incorporate the finely chopped tomato along with a pinch of salt. Continue frying until the tomato breaks down and becomes well mashed.
  • Introduce the cut capsicum to the mixture, seasoning it with sambar powder, turmeric powder, and additional salt to taste. Stir everything together thoroughly.
  • Sprinkle a little water over the mixture, then cover the kadai with a lid. Allow the capsicum to cook until it is tender and has absorbed all the water, ensuring the dish remains moist but not watery.
  • Just before removing the kadai from the heat, sprinkle some besan (gram flour) over the mixture and drizzle a teaspoon of oil. Stir fry for a few more seconds to ensure the besan is well incorporated and the mixture thickens slightly.
  • Your capsicum dish is now ready to be served, offering a delightful blend of flavors and textures
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