Friday, July 29, 2011

BESANI SHIMLA MIRCH


This is a simple jhatpat side dish to serve with rotis or  dal chawal.

Ingredients:
Shimla Mirch/Capsicums/Bell peppers ... 2 (cut into small pieces)
Besan /gram flour ..................... 2 tbsp (roasted without oil)
Onion ................. 1 (chopped)
Saunf/aniseeds ..... 1/2 tsp (crushed)
Turmeric powder .... 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder .... 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder ......... 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder .... 1/4 tsp
Mango powder ........ 1/4 tsp
Salt .... to taste
Mustard oil ....... 2 tbsp

Method:
1. Heat mustard oil and add the crushed aniseeds/saunf.
2. Add the onions and saute for 2 minutes.
3. Now put the chopped capsicums, salt and all the spice powders.
4. Stir well and simmer on low flame until the capsicum is cooked. Sprinkle a little water if needed.
5. Mix the roasted gram flour/besan. Stir well and saute for half a minute.

24 comments:

  1. Spicy and flavorful..adding amchur sounds wonderful,

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    1. yes Suja .. a little sour taste by adding it

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  2. It would be a good side dish with chapaties..

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  3. I have heard about this but never tasted it~ but all the ingredients n flavors going in there, I am sure I am gonna like it ~thanks for the wonderful recipe :)
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  4. Dear Shobha
    How are you? Today my wife had made this but I dont know the exact recipe she used. But I am sure , fennel was not there. So I will cook your recipe secretly and surprise her.
    Have a nice weekend

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    1. You surely are a wonderful husband.. surprising your wife with mew dishes

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  5. Nice flavors in such a simple dish... Yum

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  6. looks mouthwatering and delicious fry...

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  7. Hi shobha, your capsicum preparation is really unique with flour added to it. Adding the spices too. Must try it out and see how this yummy dish can tickle my tastebuds like chili :) thanks mmm yummy !

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    1. Thanks for liking ..will surely check out the post

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  8. simple, flavorful and delicious sabzi..

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  9. Love the addition of besan..looks so yummy.. Thanks for linking to my event too...

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    1. Thanks .. it gives body and flavour to the sabzi

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