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.

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34 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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  10. Every Summer our veggie patch is kind enough to provide a couple of baskets of capsicum. THis classic recipe will be my favorite to keep the batch going. I love how aromatic the besan turns out.

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    1. Yes, this is a no fail recipe and you will surely like it.

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  11. I tried out this Besan Shimla mirch recipe. It has come out awesome. Am thinking about adapting this method for the hot chili varieties.

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    1. Glad you made and liked it. When you try out with the spicy variety of chillies do share your feed back.

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  12. My favourite capsicum vegetable is besan simla mirch. Your method is slightly different from mine. Will make some this week as I have them on the menu.

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    1. Sure Archana. Do make it and share the feed back if you liked it.

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  13. This is my quick go-to sabji with rotis on weekday mornings for the tiffins ! looks delish - Kalyani

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    1. Yes, this is a quick to make sabzi and perfect for lunch box.

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  14. I love adding amchur to aloo simla mirch sabji ...now I will certainly try out this delicious simla mirch and besan combo ..

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    1. Besan gives body to the curry. You will like it for sure.

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