Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Capsicum sesame gravy

Bell pepper, also known as sweet pepper or a pepper (in the United Kingdom and Ireland) and capsicum (in India, Australia and New Zealand),  including red, yellow, orange, green, chocolate/brown, vanilla/white, and purple. Bell peppers are sometimes grouped with less pungent pepper varieties as "sweet peppers.Capsicum peppers are rich sources of antioxidants and vitamin C. Compared to green peppers, red peppers have more vitamins and nutrients and contain the antioxidant lycopene.[1] The level of carotene, like lycopene, is nine times higher in red peppers. Red peppers have twice the vitamin C content of green peppers.[1]Red and green bell peppers are high in para-coumaric acid

Bell pepper  gives a very good taste when added to any recipe.Here i prepared bell pepper as main ingredient and mixed with sesame seeds and coconut.Addition of sesame seeds enhances the taste.


  • Bell pepper 2
  • one medium onion
  • ginger garlic paste 1 tspn
  • jeera 1/2 tspn
  • chilli powder 1 tspn
for masala paste
  • 2 tbspn of grated coconut( fresh or frozen)
  • 2 tspns of sesame seeds
  • 2 red chillies
  • 2 tspns of coriander seeds


  • Dry roast coriander seeds,grated coconut,dry redchillies and seesame seeds in a pan in a low flame until nice aroma. transfer them into another bowl and let it cool down for few mins.Grind them into fine paste
  • Heat 2 tspn of oil and saute capsicum few mins until it is 80% done.Transfer capsicum into another plate.
  • Heat  oil in the same pan for the curry preparation,when it is hot add cumin seeds and allow them to splutter.Add finely chopped onions fry well until they are trasparent.
  • Now add ginger garlic paste fry well until raw smell goes off.Add salt, turmeric powder,chilli powder.,mix and cook well
  • Now add  coconut sesame masala paste.Cook  in a medium flame until all ingredients cook well.
  • Its time to add 1 or 2 cups of water depends upon our preference for the gravy.Let it cook few mins.
  • Add capsicum to the pan and cook few more mins until  masala is well absorbed by the capsicum and the gravy becomes a bit thick.This takes around 5 to 8 mins.Serve hot with rice or roti

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  1. Interesting write up and a super recipe.

  2. Capsicum curry looks inviting !

  3. very pretty colors for your gravy...looks very tempting

  4. Colorful gravy with the pretty colored peppers.

  5. Very flavourful gravy, such a colourful side dish for rotis or rice.

  6. bell peppers are one of my favorite veggies and with coconut and sesame must be a great combination of flavors

  7. Such a simple side dish with aromatic spices. Love the colorful bell peppers.

  8. Love that masala for capsicum curry.

  9. Sounds very good. Love sesame in gravies.