Thursday 18 September 2014

Besan wali Shimlamirch

This one is my family's favourite capsicum preparation. Easy to cook, and takes only few minutes to prepare.Capsicum itself is a very flavourful vegetable the combination of capsicum and aromatic chickpea flour makes it even more delicious.

Besan wali Shimlamirch (Capsicum with Chickpea flour)

  • 4 med sized capsicum
  • 1 bowl chickpea flour/ besan
  • A pinch hing
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • Salt and chilly powder as per taste
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric power
  • 1-2 tsp Dry mango powder
  • 1 tsp Garam masala
  • 1tbsp Lemon juice
  • 3-4 tbs Oil
  • sesame seeds to garnish


Wash capsicum and cut into small pieces.

Heat oil in a wok, add cumin and mustard seeds, when they start to splutter add pinch of hing and sliced capsicum add dry masala and cover the wok and cook on med flame for 5-7 mins. Don't over cook.we need little crunchy capsicum for this.

Dry roast besan. When it changes colour slightly take out of the pan.

Add roasted besan into capsicum add dry mango powder. Add 2 tbsp water cook for 5-7min.Sprinkle lemon juice,garnish with sesame seeds and serve hot

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