Friday 15 November 2013

Capsicum Besan Sabji/Capsicum Fry with Chickpea Flour/Tri Colour Capsicum Fry

I am seriously fond of capsicums I thinks it’s because of its mild flavour, vibrant colour and so many more reasons. Botanically capsicums/bell peppers are fruits as they have seeds. But as they are widely used for cooking, so they are accepted as vegetables.  Capsicums have different names around the world, they are called as chilli peppers in Britain. In USA and Canada they are called as Bell peppers. In Australia and Asia they are known as Capsicums. The capsicums come in different colours like green, red, yellow, orange and even purple, though I am yet to see a purple one. I was really astonished when I read about purple capsicums. The stronger the color of capsicums, the higher the level of anti-oxidants in them. They have high content of vitamin A, C, B complex , E along with other important minerals needed for our body. Let’s all eat healthy and lead a healthy life. Please check out other Capsicum dishes here.

Here’s how to make Capsicum Besan Sabji with step by step photos….


Capsicum/Bell Pepper
4 de-seeded and cubed
Mustard seeds
½ tsp
Cumin seeds
½ tsp
1 finely chopped
Red chilli powder
1 ½ tsp
Coriander powder
2 tsp
Cumin powder
¼ tsp
Turmeric powder
¼ tsp
Gram/Besan flour/Kadalai maavu
3 – 3 ½ tbsp.
As needed
Curry leaves
2 tbsp
Preparation time: 5-10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4-5


Wash, de-seed and cut the capsicum to cubes. I have used red, yellow and green capsicums you can choose which ever capsicum is available accordingly.

Heat oil in kadai, splutter mustard seeds, then add cumin seeds, onions, curry leaves and saute until the onions are translucent.

Now add the cut capsicums, salt and mix well.

Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder and mix really well.

Cover and cook the capsicums in medium high flame for about 2-3 minutes or until done. Stir in between to avoid any burning of vegetables.

Now reduce the flame, add the besan flour/gram flour and mix well. It will look really dry.

So add about 2 tsp of oil for the besan flour to cook along with the capsicum.

Stir and cook for another 2 minutes and then switch off the stove.

Delicious, healthy and quick Capsicum Fry is ready to be enjoyed. Serve it hot with any rice variety or with rotis or chapatis.

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  1. even i'm fond of capsicum and try to include in chicken recipes but my husband doesn't like this veggie.. like this version priya.. will try it..

  2. yummy.. i too do this subzi n the method is exactly the same. but urs look more appealing :)

  3. Looks colorful and attractive. Me too love capsicum for its mild flavor.

  4. Perfect for curd rice,looks so nice am also capsicum lover!!

  5. Yummy capsicum sabzi with besan and all those spice....

  6. easy and delicious side,i too love capsicum

  7. Lots of interesting ingredients for the splattering and lovely flavors. Btw, I admire your endurance of finding the time to blog almost everyday.

  8. I love capsicum too.
    Very unique preparation.
    Thanks for sharing.

  9. very attractive colorful and healthy sabji...

  10. Very attractive. Very Nice to look at the pictures. Thanks for sharing.

  11. I have seen this besanwali capsicum in one cookery show, love the mere look and for the record I am capsicum-lover too!!!

  12. Love the subji, am capsicum-lover too

  13. love bell pepper in any form..this dish looks colorful and to have this for phulka...

  14. I love paprika.. especially green,red n yellow... :) I often make this... :) yum with rotis...

  15. Colorful and Yummy capsicum fry.. Love to have with roti..

  16. tricolour capsicum besan fry looks so tempting...


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