Capsicum Masala / Curry
Capsicum Masala/Curry recipe is a delicious curry of bell peppers in a gravy of peanuts and coconut powder. This Capsicum Masala curry is North Indian style dish, actually I would say Maharashtrian style curry with little Punjabi touchup, and this comes out totally divine.
Recipe type: SabJi & Curry
Cuisine: Indian
  • 2 cup sliced Capsicum/Bell Pepper/Shimla Mirch
  • 1 cup Chopped Tomato
For Paste/Gravy
  • 1 Medium Sized Onion Chopped
  • ¼ cup Desiccated Coconut
  • 2-3 tbsp Peanuts
  • 1-2 tsp Poppy Seeds/Khas Khas
  • 1 tsp Ginger-Garlic paste
  • ¼ tsp Green Chili Paste
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • ½ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • Salt
  • 1 tbsp Oil
Other Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1-2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 Big/Black Cardamom
  • Pinch of Asafoetida/Hing
  • ½ tsp Red Chili Powder
  • Salt
Chopped Coriander Leaves For Garnishing
For Paste/Gravy
  1. Heat oil in a pan. Add peanuts, roast it for few minutes, and then add coconut powder, poppy Seeds and sauté for few seconds.
  2. Add chopped onion, green chili paste, ginger-garlic paste, salt and sauté till onion becomes soft and golden brown.
  3. Add red chili powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and mix well, sauté for few minutes.
  4. Remove the masala from the pan to a plate. Let it be cool down, then blend it and make a smooth paste, add little water if required. Keep aside.
  1. Heat oil in the same pan. Add cumin seeds, bay leaves, black cardamom and pinch of hing.
  2. Now add chopped tomatoes and sauté till it becomes soft and mussy.
  3. Add sliced capsicum, salt, red chili powder, turmeric powder, and stir fry for 3-4 minutes on a medium flame.
  4. Add prepared paste, and then add ½ or ¾ cup water, mix well, stir and cook it for 7-8 minutes or till gravy become thick, on a low to medium flame.
  5. Capsicum masala is ready. Now garnish it with chopped coriander leaves and serve with rice, roti, paratha, or any Indian flat bread.
• You can use red, green, yellow or any bell pepper/capsicum as per your choice.
• Add spice level as per your taste.
• You can add other veggies too.
• If you have nuts allergies then you can skip peanuts for gravy.
Recipe by Binjal's VEG Kitchen at