Mirchi Ka salan / Bellpepper Masala

by - November 20, 2010




Ingredients: Serve 3

Capsicum - 1 (big)
Onion - 1 (medium)
Tomato - 1(medium)
Garlic pods - 3
Ginger - 1 inch
Fennel seed - 1/4 tsp
Peanuts - 1 1/2 tsp
Cashew - 1 1/2tsp
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Red chili powder - 1 1/2 tsp or to taste
Coriander seeds or powder  - 1 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp (optional)
Oil - 4 tbsp
Salt to tatse
Cilantro for garnishing.

For grinding:

Grind Onion, Tomato, Ginger, Garlic & Fennel seeds into fine paste.
Dry roast Peanuts & Cashews separately and grind it into fine paste.

Method:
  • Cube Capsicum into small pieces & fry it in 2 tbsp oil  and keep it aside.
  • In the Same pan or Kadai, Add Onion Tomato paste mixture & fry until oil starts to seperate.
  • At this stage add Red chili powder, Coriander powder, turmeric powder & salt.
  • Saute until raw smell disappear.
  • Taste & adjust the salt & spice.
  • Add ground cashew peanut paste to it & stir for another 5 mins in low heat.
  • Sprinkle water if required.
  • When oil separates from the gravy, add Fried capsicum & Stir for 2mins.
  • Serve hot with Paratha, Roti or with mixed rice.

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