Roasted Bell Pepper Gravy / Shimla Mirch ka salan:
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 45 mins
 
Ingredients
  • • To roast & grind:
  • • Peanuts –2 tbsp
  • • Sesame seeds – 1 tbsp
  • • Coconut – 1 tbsp For gravy:
  • • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • • Red chillies – 2 broken roughly
  • • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • • Fenugreek – 1 tsp
  • • Curry leaves – 6-8 leaves
  • • Hing - a pinch
  • • Onions – 1 large, sliced, 1 cup
  • • Salt – as needed
  • • Turmeric – 1 tsp
  • • Ginger garlic paste – ½ tbsp
  • • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • • Coriander powder – 1 tbsp
  • • Cumin powder – 1 tsp
  • • Mint – 1 tbsp, chopped finely
  • • Coriander – 1 tbsp, chopped finely
  • • Yogurt – ½ cup beaten
  • • Bell pepper – 3 medium,Diced ( I used different coloured ones)
Instructions
  1. Heat a tbsp of oil in a pan, when the Bell pepper/ Capsicum are dry, then add them to oil and fry till they look little lighter shade in low to medium flame.
  2. Dry roasts the peanuts in a medium flame. When the peanuts are roasted, add the sesame seeds. When the sesame seeds are golden brown, Add coconut. Keep an eye on this. It gets brunt easily. Add this mixture to the blender and blend it with some water to a fine paste.
  3. , Now add the oil in the pan and when the oil is hot, add the whole red chillies, and then add mustard seeds. And when the mustard seeds crackle, add fenugreek seeds and cumin seeds.
  4. Now add the curry leaves, onions, hing and little salt. Cook the onions till they are golden brown, Add turmeric and ginger garlic paste and cook to remove the raw smell.
  5. Add the blended mixture, cumin powder, red chilli powder and coriander powder to the mixture. Fry for two minute and add some water to it. Cook for fifteen minutes. Stir in between till the oil oozes out nicely. Add the chopped mint and coriander leaves. Boil for two minutes.
  6. add the beaten yogurt and simmer for another ten minutes. When it oozes out oil again add the roasted capsicum and jaggery to the gravy and let it cook for 5 mins so that the juices of the gravy het absorbed by the chilies.
Recipe by Relish The Bite at http://www.relishthebite.com/roasted-bell-pepper-gravy-shimla-mirch-ka-salan/