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Capsicum Onion Curry

2 Nov

Capsicum Onion Curry.

Green bell pepper is diced and cooked along with fresh ground onion paste. It is then finished with roasted sesame seeds powder and cilantro. Serve capsicum onion curry with steamed rice or with roti.
Makes: around 3 Servings of Capsicum Onion Curry.


Capsicum / Green Bell Pepper 1 Medium
Onion 1 Large
Green Chile 1
White Sesame Seeds 2 Tbsps
Whole Red Chile 1 Small
Salt to Taste
Cilantro few Sprigs


Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 Tbsps

Method of preparation:

Wash, discard stem and seeds and chop bell pepper into chunks.
Remove stem, wash and slice the green chile.
Peel and dice the onion.
Grind the onion into somewhat coarse paste.
Wash and finely chop the cilantro leaves.

Roast the sesame seeds in a pan on low heat until they turn golden brown in color.
Roast the red chili for few seconds in the same pan and remove from heat.
Grind the red chili and salt into powder using a grinder.
Then add the roasted sesame and grind again into powder and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan on medium low heat, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When urad dal turns light brown, add ground onion paste and few pinches of salt.
Fry the onion paste for around 5 minutes, add the chopped bell pepper and green chile.
Add few splashes of water and cook covered for a minute or two.
Uncover and cook on low flame till raw smell of onion is gone and the bell pepper is cooked.
Stir in ground sesame seeds powder and remove from heat.
Stir in chopped cilantro and serve capsicum onion curry with steamed rice or with roti.
Notes: Make sure onion is cooked well.

Suggestions: Add more water if required while cooking the onion paste. Adjust spice with green chile. Add a pinch of red chili powder if the red chile doesn’t give you the color or the spice.
Variations: You can also add a tbsp of grated jaggery along with sesame powder if desired. Check other variations with capsicum here.
Other Names: Capsicum Onion Curry.