Masala Capsicum - For Party

Farmers market is full of all kinds of pepper. Pepper is quick to cook and this preparation which  i call masala capsicum is a popular potluck favorite. Potato can also be used in this curry .

Capsicum - 4 cups , 1 " cubes
Onion - 1/2 cup ,grated
Tomato - 1 cup , pureed
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
Sesame seeds - 2 tsp
Peanuts - 1 tbsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Chili Powder - 1 tsp
Coriander Powder - 2 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Jaggery - 1/2 tsp , grated
Oil - 2 tsp
Oil - for deep frying

Step I

  1. Dry roast the sesame and peanut separately and keep aside to cool.
  2. Grind it together and keep aside.

Step II

  1. Heat oil in a deep and fry the cubed pepper just for a minute.
  2. Drain on a paper towel and keep aside.

Step III

  1. Heat oil and add the ginger garlic paste.
  2. Set the heat to medium and cook for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the onion and continue till it turns pink and the oil separates.
  4. Add the chili,coriander and turmeric and cook for 30 seconds.
  5. Add the tomato puree and cook till the oil separates.
  6. Add the peppers , jaggery and ground sesame and peanut.
  7. Add 1/4 water and bring it to boil.
  8. Add the gram masala and and simmer for a 2-3 minutes.
  9. Serve with rice or naan.