Monday, October 13, 2008

CAPSICUM IN PEANUT SAUCE

Capsicum in Peanut sauce


INGREDIENTS:

Green bell peppers/Capsicums---------2 nos

Green peas----------------------------1/4th cup

Onion----------------------------------1 cup very finely chopped

Green chillies--------------------------4

Garam masala--------------------------1 tsp

Peanuts--------------------------------1/4th cup

Sesame seeds--------------------------1/4th cup

Cloves/Cinnamon----------------------2 small pieces

Red chillies-----------------------------3

Tamarind extract----------------------1 tbp

Jaggery/sugar-------------------------1 tbp grated

Mustard,Cumin seeds------------------1/4th tsp each


Curry leaves---------------------------few

Ginger-garlic paste---------------------1 tsp

Coriander leaves-----------------------to garnish

Salt------------------------------------to taste.

Oil-------------------------------------as required

DIRECTIONS:
1.Dry roast peanuts and sesame seeds to golden color and make a fine powder out of them in a grinder.

2.Seperately dry roast grind cloves and pieces of cinnamon .

3.Grind them to smooth paste/powder along with some salt,grated and powdered jaggery,redchillies,if required some cashews too .

4.Clean and Cut the tops off. Remove the seeds and membranes inside and make a hollow.Now cut length wise to medium sized strips.


5.Heat 3 tbp of oil in a big pan and add those sliced capsicum and fry till they become half soft and cooked.Transfer to plate and set aside.

6.In the same pan add some more oil.Add mustard,cumin seeds,curry leaves,finely chopped onions and fry till dark brown.Then add ginger-garlic paste and fry for few minutes.

7.Add the peanut-sesame sauce ,tamarind extract and about a half cup to one cup of water and mix well.

8.Add garam masala,coriander powder and simmer on medium heat for about 10 minutes.Now taste and adjust spiciness or other levels to your taste.

9.After that add the fried and soft capsicums to the thickened sauce.

10.Cook for another 10 minutes on medium heat, covered.If required add water and cook.

11.Serve with rice or with chapatis.Garnish with coriander leaves.



21 comments:

Happy cook said...

Wow this is the best dish i have seenmade with capsicum.
Yummy

Usha said...

Loved the idea of peanut and sesame in the gravy,looks delicious...bet it tasted awesome with rotis :-)

DEESHA said...

yummy side dish ... lovely pic as usual

Jaishree said...

Loved the idea of peanut and sesame in the gravy,Gravy,looks delicious.will try this recpie

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

WOW... This is a very creative dish. Looks so good. I love peanut sauce a lot. Love to have them with rotis...

Sireesha said...

Gravy looks rich and delicious....Lovely pics as usual...

Divya Vikram said...

Peanut sauce sounds creamy n rich..Nice texture..

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

please send some parcel here :) love the gravy.. a must try.

Vidhya said...

never tried this before Raaji, looks really neat

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

This sauce should be great combo with bread... I should definitely try this...

srikars kitchen said...

Never tried this before.. looks awesome... thxs for sharing...

Purva Desai said...

Capsicum in Peanut sauce sounds really interesting....it looks inviting

Cham said...

Such a new recipe, will try soon ur delicious recipe!

G.Pavani said...

it looks colourful and yummy,tempting,,

Adlak's tiny world said...

Wow recipe and wonderful blog u have. so perfect yr dishes are and its inviting. first time here and had nice time.

Priya said...

Rich gravy looks awesome Raaji.. one of my fav veggies is capsi..love them..superb clicks though..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

This recipe is new to me,thankyou for posting,sometimes I will be wondering what can i do with these capsicums...!

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Praneetha Raghava said...

looks yummy. lovely pic. peanut and sesame am sure will be a good combination.

Aartee said...

thats a really yummy curry, can i use any other colored bellpeppers/ or should it be green bell peppers only?

Sagari said...

love the recipe ,looks deleciouss