April 6, 2013

Capsicum sabzi recipe - dhobli mirchi chi bhaaji - how to make shimla mirch sabzi

Capsicum sabzi recipe - This Dhobli mirchi bhaaji is a Maharashtrian style vegetarian side dish prepared with capsicum, gram flour and other ingredients. This suazi goes well with chapathi and roti. It is an easy and simple sabzi can be made in a jiffy. B eing a dry suazi it is convenient to pack in the lunch box also. 

Capsicum sabzi in a serving plate
Capsicum sabzi recipe

Preparation time 10 minutes
Cooking time 20 minutes
Serves 2

6 large sized capsicums / dhobli / simla mirchi
3 tbsp gram flour, roasted / besan
1½ tsp chilli powder
½ tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste

For the Tempering 

1 tsp mustard seeds
½ tsp cumin seeds / jeera
a pinch of asafoetida / hing
few curry leaves


Capsicum sabzi recipe
  • Wash the capsicums, cut and remove the rind and seeds.Chop them into small pieces.
  • Roast the gram flour in a pan on a very low flame till aromatic. Remove and keep it aside.
  • In the same pan, heat the oil and add the mustard seeds. When it starts spluttering add the curry leaves, cumin seeds and asafoetida and saute for a few seconds.
  • Then add the chopped capsicum and fry for 2 minutes.Cover the pan  and cook it on a low flame till the capsicums  become soft. 
  • When the capsicums become soft, add chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  • Then add the roasted gram flour and mix well. Cover the pan  and cook  on a low flame till the gram flour becomes smooth and soft. If it is too dry, sprinkle a very small amount of water over the gram flour to give it a soft texture.  
  • Remove from the flame. Add chopped  coriander leaves. Mix well. Serve hot with hot roti or chapathi.
Capsicum sabzi ready to sevre


  1. bhaji looks delicious

  2. New to me .Looks yummy

  3. Perfect with rotis, nice capsicum curry there.



  4. tasty preparation...

  5. Looks the perfect dish to have with any Indian bread

  6. Looks the perfect dish to have with any Indian bread

  7. Flavourful side dish for rotis.

  8. superbly delicious capsicum curry.

  9. Nice capsicum curry, delicious...

  10. Lovely curry, besan adds that extra crunchiness, great!

  11. This was a long forgotten dish. Thanks for reminding. It looks so beautiful


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