Stuffed Capsicum (North Karnataka style)


INGREDIENTS:
6 small capsicums
6 tsp oil
2 finely chopped onions
1 tsp mustard
1 sprig of curry leaves
1/2 tsp turmeric pdr
1 finely chopped tomato
Salt to taste

FOR THE MASALA :
1/2 cup dry or fresh grated coconut
3 green chillies
5 garlic cloves
1/2 cup chopped coriander leaves
2 tsp jeera/ cumin seeds
2 tsp dry roasted and powdered gurellu / niger seeds (optional)
2 tblsp roasted peanut powder
1/2 tsp tamarind pulp

PROCEDURE:

  • Wash the capsicums, cut the stem and scoop out the seeds. Make cuts on it and keep aside
  • Grind coconut,green chillies,garlic,coriander leaves,jeera with little water 
  • Transfer the masala in a bowl,add gurellu pdr,peanut pdr, tamarind pulp  and salt to it, mix well
  • Stuff this masala in the capsicum
  • In a thick bottomed kadai heat oil, add mustard
  • Once the mustard starts crackling,add curry leaves,turmeric pdr,chopped onions
  • Saute onions till light brown,add the chopped tomatoes, turmeric pdr and cook they turn mushy
  • Place the stuffed capsicums,remaining masala paste and 1/4 cup water
  • Cover with a lid and cook till capsicums are cooked
  • If you want gravy then add little more water 
  • Turn off the flame and serve hot with phulkas , jawar rotis.




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