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Capsicum with Peanuts – Capsicum Pallilu Kura



Capsicum with Peanuts - Capsicum Pallilu Kura
 
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Recipe type: Curries
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 2
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Bell peppers / capsicum is chopped up and cooked in tempered oil. A powder is prepared from roasted peanuts, urad dal and red chiles. Once the bell peppers are cooked while still holding a light crunch, they are seasoned with the ground peanuts powder. This capsicum with peanuts tastes good with steamed rice or with any flat bread.
Ingredients
  • Bell Pepper 2
  • Raw Peanuts 2 Tbsps
  • Urad Dal 1 Tbsp
  • Whole Red Chiles 1 – 2
  • Tamarind ½ inch Piece (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • For Talimpu:
  • Mustard Seeds ¼ tsp
  • Cumin Seeds ¼ tsp
  • Urad Dal ¼ tsp
  • Curry Leaves 5
  • Oil 1 tsp
Instructions
  1. Wash the bell pepper, remove ends and chop the bell pepper after discarding the seeds.
  2. Heat a pan on medium heat, add urad dal and fry till it turns light golden brown.
  3. Remove urad dal from heat and add peanuts.
  4. Fry till peanuts are golden brown in color.
  5. Remove from heat and add few drops of oil and broken red chiles and fry till they change color.
  6. Cool all the ingredients to room temperature and grind them into fine powder along with tamarind using a spice blender.
  7. Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
  8. When mustard seeds start spluttering, add bell pepper and salt.
  9. Cook covered till bell pepper turns soft.
  10. Uncover and stir in peanuts powder.
  11. Fry briefly and serve capsicum with peanuts over plain steamed rice.
Notes
Make sure capsicum is cooked well. Suggestions: If bell peppers are not cooked well, put them back on heat, add a splash of water and cook covered till done.



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