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Bell pepper and Gram flour vegetable (shimla mirch and besan sabzi )

Written By Unknown on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 | February 08, 2012

Shimla Mirch as it is called in Hindi or Bell Peppers in the West or Capsicum in India, Australia, Malaysia etc all mean the same vegetable which cooks in minutes and is used in a variety of dishes in everyday life from salads and soups to Paneer.Following is one a bell pepper recipes with addition of different flours.This is basically a Gujarati dish which My mother makes often and one amongst my favorite bell pepper veggie.

Ingredients :-
  • 1 tablespoon besan ( gram flour)
  • 1 tablespoon wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon jowar flour
  • 4 medium sized Capsicum chopped into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon of cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tablespoon heeng (asafotedia)
  • 1/2 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1/2 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • salt to taste

Method :- 
  • Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and asafotedia, cook it for a minute.
  • Add chopped capsicum, salt and turmeric to this mixture.Cover it and cook on a gentle flame for about 5 minutes, keep on stirring it in between.
  • In a bowl mix gram flour , Jowar flour and wheat flour sprinkle this on the capsicum and cover it for about 2 minutes.
  • Now open the lid and stir it well, to this add coriander powder, chilli powder, sesame seeds and sugar.
  • Stir it well and cook it for about 5 minutes on a gentle flame.
  • Enjoy it with chapatis.

 Hope you liked the recipe and would give it a try :)

Re posting it for the blog event  Cooking with Whole Foods [CWF] : Sesame seeds


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  1. Loved the recipe...:) Addition of different flours is something very new to me..:))
    Thanks so much for linking it to the event and letting me find the way to your blog..:))
    Good job... Happy blogging..

  2. Hi Reva , Thanks for your kind words :) I'm glad you liked this recipe .I know a few of Gujrati dishes where in they add various kind of flours and it tastes awesome do give it a try :).

  3. super delicious and healthy sabzi..loved it!!
    Kande Pohe