Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Besan Capsicum Fry

I like capsicum in general. Capsicum when cooked with besan gives it a great taste and is one of my favorites! I learnt this from our Gujarati nanny. Here you go..

Capsicum or Green Bell Peppers - 1
Red Bell Peppers -1
Yellow Bell Peppers - 1
Besan or Chick-pea Flour - 1 cup
Groundnuts - 1/2 cup
Sesame seeds - 2 tsp (optional)
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Oil for frying

1. Cut capsicum into small pieces. You can mix green, red and yellow bell peppers to render a colorful look.
2. Dry roast peanuts and sesame seeds together. Let the mixture cool down and grind to a coarse powder
3. Dry roast besan flour for 4 - 5 min until a nice aroma emanates.
4. Put pan on medium heat and pour oil in it. Add cumin, capsicum pieces and fry until pieces turn soft.
5. Now add besan powder, peanuts and sesame powder mix and fry.
6. Add salt and chilli powder and fry. Turn off stove in about 5 min.

Garnish with coriander. Tastes great with rotis! Can be served with rice also.


  1. great going Teja!!! Good luck with the blog!!!

  2. A very good start! love the variety.