April 6, 2013

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Capsicum sabzi recipe - Dhobli mirchi chi bhaaji

Capsicum sabzi in a serving plate
Capsicum sabzi recipe - This Dhobli mirchi bhaaji is a Maharashtrian style vegetarian side dish prepared with capsicum, gram flour and other ingredients. This sabzi goes well with chapathi and roti. It is an easy and simple sabzi can be made in a jiffy. Being a dry sabzi it is convenient to pack in the lunch box also.
Capsicum Sabzi Recipe 
Capsicum sabzi ready to sevre
Prep time : 10 mins
Cook time : 20 mins
Total time : 30 mins
Recipe type : Side Dish
Cuisine : Indian
Yield : Serves 4
Author : Vidya Chandrahas

  • 6 large sized capsicums / dhobli / simla mirchi
  • 3 tbsp gram flour, roasted / besan
  • 1½ tsp chilli powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil as required
For the tempering 
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds / jeera
  • a pinch of asafoetida / hing
  • few curry leaves
  1. Wash the capsicums, cut and remove the rind and seeds.Chop them into small pieces.
  2. Roast the gram flour in a pan on a very low flame till aromatic. Remove and keep it aside.
  3. 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.
  4. 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. 
  5. When the capsicums become soft, add chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  6. 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. 
  7. If it is too dry, pour some oil over the gram flour to give it a soft texture.  
  8. Remove from the flame. Add chopped  coriander leaves. Mix well. Serve hot with hot roti or chapathi.

Capsicum sabzi ready to sevre


  1. New to me .Looks yummy

  2. Perfect with rotis, nice capsicum curry there.



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

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

  5. Flavourful side dish for rotis.

  6. superbly delicious capsicum curry.

  7. Nice capsicum curry, delicious...

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

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


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