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Monday, November 22, 2010

Capsicum Masala

Cooking time Required: 20-25 mins
Cost of Preparation: 34-40 rupees

Ingredients: Capsicum ( 3 nos, large), garlic ( 6-7 nos ), cumin seeds ( 3/4 tsp ), mustard seeds ( 2 tsp ), fenugreek powder ( 1/2 tsp ), pancha phutana ( 1/3 tsp), red chillis ( 3-4 nos, whole ), oil( 4-5 tsp ), salt , turmeric ( 1/4 tsp ).

Preparation: Cut the capsicum into even sized pieces. Remove the seeds.

Grind the mustard, cumin and garlic pods into a fine paste.

Cooking: Heat the oil in a wok. Add the red chillis and the pancha-phutana. When the seeds start spluttering, add the fenugreek powder. Follow immediately with the capsicum pieces.

Stir fry the capsicum till the vegetable juices dry up.

Add the cumin-mustard-garlic paste , salt and turmeric along with half a cup of water. Allow to cook till the paste forms a layer around the vegetables and the oil separates out.

Serve with rice or rotis.

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