Capsicum / Bell pepper is diced and cooked in oil along with onion. Once caspsicum is fried, freshly ground mixture of sesame, coconut and cilantro is added to the curry as a finishing step. Serve bell pepper sesame coconut fry with steamed rice or with roti.
Makes: around 4 Servings of Bell Pepper Sesame Coconut Fry.
Bell Pepper 2
Onion 1 Large
Fresh / Frozen Grated Coconut 1/4 Cup
Sesame Seeds 2 Tbsps
Cilantro 1 Cup Packed
Salt to Taste
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:
Wash, remove stem, discard seeds and chop the bell peppers.
Peel and finely chop the onion.
Wash and roughly chop the cilantro leaves.
Remove stems, wash and roughly chop the green chiles.
Grind sesame seeds, green chiles into powder using a spice grinder.
Then add the coconut and cilantro and grind again and remove the ground mixture onto a bowl.
Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add chopped bell pepper and onion.
Fry on medium flame till onion turns golden brown in color and capsicum changes color.
Cook covered for a minute for capsicum to soften a bit if necessary.
Uncover and stir in ground sesame coconut mixture.
Fry briefly and remove from heat.
Serve bell pepper sesame coconut fry with steamed rice or with roti.
Notes: Make sure bell pepper is not over fried.
Suggestions: If bell pepper is not cooked well, put it back on heat and cook covered on low flame till done.
Variations: Check other capsicum variations here.
Other Names: Bell Pepper Sesame Coconut Fry, Capsicum Sesame Coconut Fry.