Today starts our Blogging Marathon # 106, week 3. The category I picked for this week is “Pick one vegetable from 3 different countries/States”. So, I selected Capsicum/Bell pepper as my vegetable. For day 1, I made Capsicum Fry Andhra Style with fresh ground powder made with chana dal, peanuts and sesame seeds.
It goes well as a side dish for rice or roti. This fry is crunchy with a burst of flavours.
Preparation Time : 10 minutes
Cook Time : 5 minutes + 15 minutes
Serves : 2
Capsicum/Green bell pepper : 3 diced
Onion : 1 medium chopped finely
Cumin seeds : 1/2 teqspoon
Red chilli powder : 1 teaspoon
Coriander powder : 1/2 teaspoon
Coconut powder : 1/2 tablespoon
Turmeric: 1/2 teaspoon
Raw peanuts : 1 teaspoon
Chana dal: 1 teaspoon
Sesame seeds : 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Heat 1/2 teaspoon oil in a pan and add chana dal, peanuts and sesame seeds. On low flame, fry them for 2 minutes until they turn golden brown. Take them into a plate and let it cool off.
Add 2 tablespoons of oil in the same pan and add cumin seeds, once they splatter, add onions. Sauce for 1 minute.
Add diced capsicum, turmeric powder, salt and stir. Close lid and cook for 7-8 minutes.
In a blender, make a coarse powder of the roasted chana dal, peanuts and sesame seeds.
Once the capsicum is cooked, add red chilli powder, coconut powder and coriander powder. Stir well and sauce for 2 minutes.
Add the chana peanut powder, stir and sauce for 1 minute. Turn off the stove and serve with rice or roti.