For bell pepper with besan recipe, oil is tempered with few spices. Bell pepper is chopped into chunks and cooked in tempered oil along with chopped onion. Besan is added along with other spices as a final step.
Makes: around 2 Servings of Bell Pepper with Besan.
Bell Pepper 1 large
Onion 1 Small
Besan / Gram Flour 1 1/2 tbsps
Roasted Sesame Seeds Powder 1 tbsp
Red Chili Powder 1/4 tsp
Turmeric Powder a pinch
Salt to taste
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Broken Red Chiles 3
Asafoetida a pinch
Curry Leaves 4
Oil 1 tbsp
Method of preparation:
Wash thoroughly, remove stem, remove inner seeds and chop bell pepper into small chunks.
Peel and chop onion into small chunks.
Heat oil in a pan on medium low heat, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When dal turns light brown, add chopped onion, chopped bell pepper and salt.
Cook covered on low – medium flame till bell pepper turns soft but not mushy. (around 5 minutes)
Stir occasionally and add a tbsp of water if required during the cooking process.
Uncover and fry for couple of seconds.
Then stir in besan, sesame seeds powder, turmeric powder and red chile powder.
Stir well and let it cook for a minute or two for besan to leave its raw flavor.
Serve bell pepper with besan over plain steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Notes: Make sure bell pepper is cooked right.
Suggestions: If bell pepper is not cooked enough, put it back on heat, add a tbsp of water and cook covered on medium flame till done.
Variations: You can also add some crushed garlic cloves to the tempering. Cilantro can also be used as a garnish.
Other Names: Bell Pepper with Besan, Butta Pacchi Mirapakaya Senagapindi Vepudu, Simla Mirch with Besan.