Today's dish is from a Telugu cooking show. The combination of pepper and coconut sounded interesting and so I tried it right away. It is definitely a different and delicious combination. For the second day of cooking with Capsicum under 1 Vegetable 3 dishes, I have a Capsicum Coconut Curry. This has been in the draft for so long that I almost forgot about it. I picked up capsicum only for this draft and wanted to make different varieties.
A few months ago, we ended up picking capsicum every time we did vegetable shopping. So we always had this on the stock. On one of the occasions, when I was wondering what else to make, Amma suggested this recipe that she saw in a Telugu TV show. she made a note because it was so different from the usual way we make capsicum. Later I was even surprised when Pavani had made the same. Imagine she posted this way back in 2014, I really can't believe it!
Anyway, we have made this couple of times, only I never came around posting this.
It's been a while since I shared my lunchbox, though I seem to have reached 83 in the series. I know sometimes I don't get time to actually click the packed box. I hope I get to do better in that area!
Capsicum Coconut Masala
Capsicums - 2 medium, chopped into big pieces
Coconut paste - 3 tbsp
Green Chilies - 2 nos slit
Red Chili powder - 1 tsp
Fresh ground Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Ginger Garlic paste - 3/4 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Turmeric a pinch
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tsp
How to Make the Curry
Heat oil in a nonstick pan, add the cumin and mustard seeds and once the seeds start to splutter, add the green chilies and ginger-garlic paste. Cook for 1 min.
Add the coconut paste, turmeric, and red chili powder. Mix well and cook for 2~3 minutes, stirring continuously.
Add the capsicum pieces, salt, and some water. Cover and cook till the pieces are tender.
Add the fresh ground coriander powder, mix well, and cook for another 2 minutes. Serve with rice or roti.