I love Capsicums/Peppers, they readily go into any dish, be it sambhar Or gravy.
Capsicum Sambhar is one among my favorites, many people dont use it in sambhars, well you’ve gotta try it to believe it… This is one partcular gravy which I am very fond of & it just tastes great. Dont go by the looks…just try it, you’ll fall in love & it’ll be your favourite as well. Yum.. This gravy tastes better than a restaurant one, do try it & let me know.
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Capsicum Matar Masala
1 Cup Peas
1/2 Tsp Ginger – Garlic Paste
1 Small Onion
1 Medium Tomato
3 – 4 Tbsp Tomato Sauce
1/2 Tsp Red Chilli Powder
1 Tsp Kasuri Methi
2 Pinch Garam Masala
1/2 Tsp Cumin/Jeera
1 Tbsp Oil
1/4 Tsp Turmeric
Salt as per taste
To Grind -
4 – 5 Tsp Coconut grated
2 Cinnamon Pieces
Grind the Coconut along with the other given items to a smooth paste adding water.
Chop Capsicum into 1 inch square pieces. Crush a small piece of ginger with 1 clove of garlic to make the paste.
Chop onion and tomato finely. Dry Roast Kasuri Methi just until aromatic(crisp & changes its color).
Heat Oil in a pan/vessel, when hot add the cumin/jeera.
(You can add a little bit butter if you are not calorie conscious to enhance the taste.)
After a few seconds add the finely chopped onion. Saute untill lite brown.
Now add the ginger-garlic paste & further saute for a minute.
Add the chopped tomato, stir & let it cook for a few minutes until disintegrated.
Add the tomato sauce now & fry well for few more minutes.
Add Chilli powder to taste and turmeric as well. Stir well for a minute.
Now add the chopped capsicum & peas. Saute for a couple of minutes.
Add the ground coconut mixture along with a little water & salt. Mix well.
Cook for 5-7 minutes until the gravy thickens and the capsicum is just cooked.
Finally add the Garam Masala Powder & roasted Kasuri Methi, mix well.
After a couple of minutes switch off the heat.
Delicious Capsicum Matar Masala is ready!!! Serve with Roti/Chapatis. Enjoy!!!