I wanted to prepare a gravy dish that would go well with roti/chapati and even with rice/biryani as a side dish as I had some left over chicken biryani.
I searched through my veggie storage in the refrigerator and found two medium – big sized bell peppers. Recently I had tried and posted Eggplant Salan recipe. I decided to follow same only replacing the eggplant with bell peppers and reducing a step or two. It turned out to be yum and my purpose was also met.
- 3 medium-sized bell peppers (any color – green, red, yellow), cut into cubes
- 1 1/2 tbsp roasted coarse peanut powder
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds
- 1 1/2 tbsp desiccated coconut powder
- 2 tbsp oil
- 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
- 1/4 tsp cumin seeds(jeera)
- 1/4 tsp kalonji (onion seeds)
- 1/8 tsp fenugreek seeds (methi)
- 3 dry red chillies
- 5-6 curry leaves
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- salt as per taste
- 2 green chillies
- 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
- 1/ 4 tsp turmeric powder
- 2 heaped tsp red chili powder
- 1/2 tsp cumin powder
- 1 tsp coriander powder
- 2 tbsp yoghurt
- 1 tbsp fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
- 1 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped
- In a pan, dry roast, peanut powder, sesame seeds and coconut powder.
- Once cooled down, grind into fine paste using water as required. Keep aside.
- In a pan heat the oil. Once hot, add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, methi, kalonji, red chillies and curry leaves.
- Once they crackle, add the onion and green chillies and sprinkle little salt as this aids in cooking for the onion.
- Once the onion become transparent, add the ginger garlic paste and sauté till the rawness of the paste is lost.
- Now add the spice powders – turmeric powder, red chili powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and mix well.
- Now add the ground peanut-sesame-coconut paste and little water. Cover and cook till the oil separates.
- Then add the yoghurt and salt as per taste and give it a good mix.
- Now add the chopped, mint and coriander leaves and also the cubed bell peppers. Cover and cook till the bell peppers are well cooked and soft but not mushy.
- Serve hot with roti/chapati or biryani. Enjoy!