August 24, 2006


A simple but delicious stir-fry to serve as a side dish with rice and yogurt based sambar or as a main dish for chapatis as well.You can also use the same recipe with Okra, Eggplants or any like,will be equally tasty! I had a surplus of these small peppers this year in my veggie patch. They look as big as bell peppers in the picture because of the zoom but they are small sized, size of a yellow lemon you get in US !

So here it is :

Mild Chilli Peppers:

6-8 Small Round Peppers
Lemon Juice
1 tbsp Besan
2 tsp Coriander Powder

1 tbsp oil and ghee
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
2 tsp Chana Dal
1 tsp Urad Dal
1 tsp Green Gram Dal
1 red Chiil
Curry Leaves
1/2 Onion finely chopped

1. Heat oil, add all the seasonings, fry until onion is reddish.
2. Add thinly sliced peppers ,fry until almost cooked without water but still little crunchy.
3. Add coriander pd, sprinkle Besan on top along with salt and cilantro.
4. When you get a aroma of cooked besan, dish is ready ! Add lemon Juice when slightly cooled.
5. Serve with rice and Sambhar as a side dish or with Chapathis.


Meena Kandlakuti said...

Hi Asha,

picture simply good as well as recipe too.It looks easy to prepare.Thanks for sharing.

Priya said...

Hi Asha,
The stir fry looks yummy. When in India I stayed away from capsicum, but now I've grown to like it. will try ur recipe next, I just using all the colorful peppers in one dish, it makes it look soo good.
And I was looking thru ur 'Links' it was funny the way you named the Priya's A,B &C...u have made way for 23 more Priya's haha :-)

Anonymous said...

I think I have tried this dish once. But I added more besan and had done trial and error. I am gonnu follow your recipe next time. Thanks.

Chandrika said...


You have a wonderful blog. I was also living in Bangalore for some time and spent part of my childhood there...I love Karnataka recipes and your blog is a treasure trove... Thank you so much for sharing... Watch out! I might ask you for some of my favorite recipes!

Priya Bhaskaran said...

Asha, the recipe looks simple and easy--most of the time I get up late in morning and try to pack something for lunch for my hubby--always end up making potato masala. This recipe will work for me--when I am all hurry to do something:)

FH said...

Thanks Meena. My next recipe will be a classic Grandma's Coffee Estate dish! Watch out for that!! :)

Hi Priya C ! Multi colored peppers would be wonderful!!
About Priyas:
Priya A (Arkansas)
Priya B ( Bhaskaran)
Priya C ( Cincinnati)
Bring ot on ,all you Priyas!! :)
Thank you!

Priya B ! I agree, it's easy and delish. Will go with any bread or rice.
Thanks for coming by..

FH said...

Welcome Shilpa and thank you !
Girl!! your blog is so extensive, you probably have every recipe out there in your's :) Kudos to you !!

Too much besan, you get pepper pakodas instead of stir-fry, so I keep it to the minimum,
little variation to a common dish.

Chandrika: Thanks & nice to meet you !!B'lore is beautiful indeed :)

Yes, you ask for any classic dish, I will try and get it for you.Come again...

Menu Today said...

Hi Asha,
Nice and colourful bell pepper curry. Thanks for sharing. I will try this method soon.

FH said...

Thanks MT! Hope you like it,enjoy!:)