Green bell pepper is chopped and cooked in oil along with onion. Peanuts and sesame seeds are powdered and added to the bell pepper along with coconut as a finishing step. Serve bell pepper onion fry with steamed rice or with roti.
Makes: around 2 Servings of Bell Pepper Onion Fry
Green Bell Pepper / Capsicum 1 Large
Onion 1 Medium
Besan / Gram Flour 1 Tbsp
Toasted Sesame Seeds 1 Tbsp
Roasted Peanuts 1 Tbsp
Scraped Coconut 2 Tbsps
Red Chili Powder 1/4 tsp
Salt to Taste
Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps
Method of preparation:
Wash, remove stem, discard seeds and chop the bell pepper into small pieces.
Peel and chop the onion.
Grind sesame seeds into powder using a spice grinder.
Add the peanuts and grind again into powder.
Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add chopped onion and bell pepper.
Cook on medium flame till bell pepper changes color and onion starts to turn golden.
Stir in besan and cook for a minute or two.
Then stir in ground spice powder, scraped coconut and sufficient salt.
Mix thoroughly and serve bell pepper onion fry with steamed rice or with roti.
Notes: Make sure bell pepper is cooked well before adding the powders.
Suggestions: Adjust spice with red chili powder.
Variations: Check other variations with bell pepper here.
Other Names: Bell Pepper Onion Fry, Butta Pacchi Mirapakaya Vepudu.