Showing posts with label capsicum. Show all posts
Showing posts with label capsicum. Show all posts

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Capsicum Masala(ಡೊಣ್ಣ ಮೆಣಸಿನ ಕಾಯಿ ಪಲ್ಯೆ )

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
I have a starting problem!!! I take more than half an hour before I start typing here. Once I start, it goes without break. I know I am not a very good writer and my vocabulary ends only with kitchen or cooking words!! Still I take a lot of time to finish writing one post!! 
Here is one more recipe from North Karnataka. Capsicum or bell peppers or chili pepper call it by any name. It is an universal vegetable and is used in many preparations all over the world. I like the colors of bell peppers, green, yellow, red, purple.. and the shapes : long, short, fat, thin, tiny, big....The big one are not very tasty like the small varieties.
But I like the variety we get in our places. We call these as "Donna Menasinakai" These capsicum are very small in size and have wonderful curved surface. And very very spicy. If you are used to eat spicy food then you will enjoy it. 
The recipe I am giving is an usual way prepared in North Karnataka. It is easy and fast to make. 
Small capsicum - 8 to 10, wash and cut into small or medium cubes.
Oil - 1 tbsp to fry the capsicum 
Onion - 1 big, washed, peeled and cubed
Tamarind paste - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Jaggery - 2 tsp
Turmeric - pinch
Oil - 1 tsp
Jeera or cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Gurellu (Niger seeds) powder - 1 tsp(recipe here), No problem if you do not have. Use dry coconut powder. The taste will definitely differ but that also tastes good.
Fresh Coriander - 1 tbsp, chopped
Water - 1/2 cup
Fry the capsicum cubes in a oil till they change the color. Be careful to keep the kids far as the smell is very strong. It makes you cough.
Add oil in a kadai. When hot, add jeera, curry leaves and onion. Fry till the onion turns brown. Now add salt, jaggery, tamarind paste, gurellu powder and Turmeric powder. Mix well and add the fried capsicum cubes.  Mix well again. Add water. Cover and cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Adjust the seasoning. Garnish with Fresh coriander.
It goes well with Jowar rotti or chapati. 
Again reminding, it is very spicy to eat.

Keep Smiling,

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Capsicum & Paneer Stir fry(Food Remake)

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
(It is so easy to prepare food, when some one is guiding you!! That's why I enjoy very much when ever I follow other blog and cook any dish. And I post it in 'Food Remake' label, as, it is very common in Indian film industry to remake the movies from one language to the other. So even my food here is the remake one!!!)
If you are a regular follower of my blog, you know that I love Paneer in any form. I keep on trying paneer dishes, from many blogs and from the world of recipes.
This time, when I saw  Sushma Mallya's (http://authenticfooddelights.blogspot.com/) this recipe, (Authentic Food Delights: Capsicum & Paneer Stir Fry), Visit her blog for the details.(I am not able to copy the link of her blog and the recipe also, thats why  I have typed only the blog name and the recipe name!!)
I could not wait to try it. I tried it the very next day she posted it in her blog, but I took so much time to post it. Sorry!!

I liked it very much, that I have already repeated it 2 to3 times. And, I am sure, you all also will like it.

Keep Smiling,

Thursday, February 4, 2010

C.C? K.P? S.C OR C.C again!? What's there in A name?

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Call it Chilli Chapati, Chilli paratha, kuttu paratha, spicy Chapati!!! What's there in a name! The taste is the same! Delicious!!! 
Last week when Nithu posted Chilli Paratha, I was tempted to make it the same time! I went in the kitchen knowing that I do not have frozen parathas in the fridge. But I knew Ajjiri is going to make chapatis. I told her to make thick chapatis and keep ready.  I promised Nithu that I will come back with the review.(Sorry for the delay, Neetu!)

I have read many blogs who posted same recipe. 
One, I remember is PJ's  CHILLI CHAPTHI, where she added soya sauce. And my sis-in-law tried this recipe and was so happy with the taste.
Now, coming to my recipe,
I tasted this first in UAE. My co-sister brought chicken Kuttu paratha  from "Deira Dubai Appa Kadai restaurant" and told me to taste it. And it was just superb. I did not share it with anyone! Selfish no! but the taste was like that. She told me that we get the vegetarian kuttu paratha in Sharavana bhavan in Abu shagarah in Sharjah. Very next evening I went there and ordered one plate of same! And I just loved it.
Thinking why writing all  the area names? I am missing Sharjah, Abu dhabi and Dubai(the whole UAE) for food!
Coming back to the story,
When I went to the kitchen .....
I got cabbage, capsicum and carrots in the fridge. I thought of using all these.
So here goes the recipe,
Ready chapatis - 10 to 12, cut into pieces.
Oil 1 tbsp
Heat oil in a kadai, Fry the chapatis till they are just crispy and keep it aside.

Oil - 2 tbsp
Jeera or cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Cabbage - 1/2 cup, shredded
Carrot - 1 big, julienned,
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Capsicum - 1 big or 2 small, cut into length
Green chilly - 2 cut into long 
Tomato puree - made of 2 tomatoes(I do not get ready paste, so I boiled the tomatoes in a microwave for 2 minutes and blend it into puree
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Red chilly  powder - 1 tsp
Madras curry powder - 1 tbsp(it gives unique taste to this chilli paratha, if you do not have, use the normal curry powder or skip it)

Heat oil in a thick bottomed kadai, Add jeera and curry leaves with onion. Let onion fry till it changes its color, add ginger garlic paste. Fry for a minute and add cabbage, carrot and capsicum. Fry for two minutes. Transfer this in to a bowl or plate. Add tomato puree in the same kadai. When it starts boiling add all the dry powders and green chilly. Fry for a minute. Return back the fried vegetables into kadai. Mix it properly. Now goes the chapati pieces. Again mix properly so that the masala gets mix with chapati pieces. Cook for a minute. Garnish with fresh coriander. 
My chilli chapati or call it any name! is ready to eat!! 

Keep smiling,

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