For the second day of the marathon I am cooked with color green. When I was brainstorming recipes for this theme, all the recipes I could think of were with green color ingredients. I had jotted down so many recipes for this color and picking a recipe from that list was not a difficult task at all. As soon as this recipe came to mind, decided green eggplants were going to be the ingredient with color green but unfortunately it did not workout. I even went to the store yesterday, on a rainy day to buy the eggplants and none of the Indian stores had it in stock. I don’t know if I was more upset on the wasted trip to the Indian market or on the fact that I could not buy them despite going there in the rain! I can imagine the expressions of couple of my fellow bloggers reading this post though! One elated that I am not doing an eggplant post and the other disappointed for missing out on an eggplant recipe. 🙂 You see, one is an eggplant hater and the other is an eggplant lover!
Well, I was a little upset after my shopping trip in the rain as I had to pick another recipe and there are always other options to cook with color green. I decided to cook with whatever I had on hand and made this quick & easy, delicious green bell peppers gram flour fry. This was my lunch yesterday with some left over stuffed fish and potato fry.
Total Time: 20 – 25 minutes
Preparation: 5 – 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 3 – 4
- 2 medium sized Bell Peppers or 300 grams Bell Peppers diced
- 2 tbsp. Oil
- ½ medium sized Onion chopped
- 5-7 Curry Leaves
- 2 tsp. Ginger Garlic paste
- 2 tsp. Coriander Powder
- 1 ½ - 2 tsp. Chili Powder (adjust to taste)
- ¼ - ½ tsp. Turmeric Powder
- 1 ¼ tsp. Salt (adjust to taste)
- 2 – 2 ½ tbsp. Gram Flour or Besan
- ½ tsp. Roasted Cumin Powder
- Cilantro to garnish
- Heat oil in pan, add onion, curry leaves and sauté for a minute or two.
- Add ginger garlic paste and continue to sauté for another minute or until raw smell of ginger disappears.
- Add coriander powder, chili powder, salt, turmeric and mix well.
- Add bell peppers and mix well. Cover and cook on medium high flame for 2-3 minutes until bell peppers are almost cooked and see some blisters on the skin of the bell peppers. Check in between to make sure the vegetable doesn’t burn.
- Reduce the heat to medium, sprinkle gram flour and mix well so that the gram flour doesn’t from lumps. Continue to stir and cook for another 3-5 minutes until the gram flour is cooked and turns golden brown in color.
- Sprinkle cumin powder and mix well. Cook for another minute are two and turn off the heat.
- Garnish with cilantro and serve hot with rice or roties.
Recipes I posted this day in:
2008 - Roasted Corn Kernels with Garlic Butter
2012 - Mango Corn Salad
I love your pics and the awesome veggie with capsicum. Even with the rains you could get such stunning pics! Awesome.
Capsicum and besan sounds so good. Lovely pics... 🙂 🙂
I couldn't agree more with Srivalli about the quality of pics!! Absolutely stunning!! My friend makes this combination of besan and capsicum and we love it!
Hhehehe..somehow I guess whom you were referring..:)...I simply love your first picture..you must share how you clicked..it looks stunning usha..and the composition is so well done!..whatever ingredient you used I love the final pic man!
This recipe with eggplant is my favorite with sambar rice or rasam rice mouthwatering ...
I have not tried it with eggplant, Padma. Will try it next time.
you know I am thrilled that the market had no green eggplants but I cam imagine your frustration at the wasted trip especially as we have been having some torrential rain storms this week.
This fry looks yummy and must have gone well with the fish and potatoes
A simple and delicious recipe.
Awesome koora, even i do this kind of simple stir fry quite often, simple and inviting.
Love the addition of besan to the stir fry.. My mother used to sprinkle some in almost all the stir fries.. she would say that it makes the dish more healthier.. Looks very delicious.
LOL.. No green eggplants, now that's very disappointing 😉
I love Capsicum curry made this way with besan -- simple and delicious.