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Capsicum with Moong Dal

12 Oct

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Butta Pachi Mirapakaya Pesarapappu Kura.

Moong dal is soaked and fried in oil along with spices. Fresh green bell pepper is chopped up and cooked in oil along with moong dal. Once bell pepper is cooked and moong dal is light golden brown, serve capsicum with moong dal over plain steamed rice or with roti.
Makes: around 2 Servings of Capsicum with Moong Dal.

Ingredients:

Green Bell Pepper 1
Moong Dal 1/4 Cup
Green Chile 1
Turmeric Powder a Pinch
Salt to Taste

Talimpu:

Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Broken Dried Red Chiles 3 – 4
Asafoetida a Big Pinch
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Soak moong dal in water for an hour or two.
Strain the soaked moong dal and keep aside.

Wash, remove stem, discard seeds and finely chop the bell pepper.
Remove stems, wash and slice the green chile.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add sliced green chiles.
Fry briefly, add chopped capsicum.
Fry for a minute or two, stir in soaked moong dal and turmeric.
Fry for few minutes till moong dal is fried, season with salt.
Once bell pepper is cooked and moong dal is lightly fried, remove from heat.
Serve capsicum with moong dal over plain steamed rice or with roti.
Notes: Make sure moong dal is soaked well.

Suggestions: If moong dal or bell pepper is not fried well, put it back on heat and fry till done.
Variations: Check other variations with moong dal here.
Other Names: Capsicum with Moong Dal, Butta Pachi Mirapakaya Pesarapappu Kura.