shimla mirch besan sabji recipe | capsicum besan bhaji | shimla mirch besan

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shimla mirch besan sabji recipe | capsicum besan bhaji | shimla mirch besan with detailed photo and video recipe. an easy and simple dry north indian curry recipe made with chickpea flour and capsicum. the recipe is an ideal day to day curry recipe that can be made within minutes with minimal ingredients available in the kitchen. it is generally made as a side dish for roti or chapathi, but can also be served as a side dish to dal rice combination.
capsicum besan bhajishimla mirch besan sabji recipe | capsicum besan bhaji | shimla mirch besan with step by step photo and video recipe. chickpea flour or besan is an integral part of indian cuisine and is used for myriad dishes. predominantly it is used as a coating or batter for many deep-fried snacks, but can also be used for curries too. one such easy dry curry recipe where besan is used with a combination of capsicum is shimla mirch besan sabji recipe.

as i explained earlier, besan flour is mainly used as a batter for many different snacks recipes, but it can also be used for different curries. the most common curry made with besan is kadhi pakora or the gatte ke sabji recipe. well, the other not so popular recipe is the capsicum besan bhaji where diced capsicum is tossed with dry spices and gram flour. the besan flour not just helps to bind the spice together, but also it helps to reduce the spice level and to improve the quantity of the dry curry. i personally like it when served as a side dish to different types of rice and curry combination. my personal favourite is the dal rice and rasam rice combination and this recipe act as a dry side dish.

shimla mirch besan sabji recipe

furthermore, i would like to highlight some more tips, suggestions, and variations to shimla mirch besan recipe. firstly, the recipe is typically made with fresh and juicy green capsicums, which helps to form a moist and tasty curry. yet you can also make it with other capsicum variants like red and yellow. secondly, the spices added to this recipe have to be sharp or in other words, more spices have to be added compared to other dry variants. this is due to the fact that besan reduces temperature and hence be generous with spice addition. lastly, do not overcook the capsicum as it has to be tender and juicy. do not end up making it mushy or soggy and make it crisp.

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shimla mirch besan sabji recipe | capsicum besan bhaji | shimla mirch besan

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 3 Servings
AUTHOR: HEBBARS KITCHEN
Course: sabji
Cuisine: south india
Keyword: shimla mirch besan sabji recipe
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easy shimla mirch besan sabji recipe | capsicum besan bhaji | shimla mirch besan

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup besan / gram flour
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp cumin / jeera
  • 1 tsp fennel / saunf
  • pinch hing / asafoetida
  • 1 chilli, slit
  • 2 capsicum, cube
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • ¾ tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp aamchur
  • ¾ tsp salt

Instructions

  • roast on low flame until the besan turns aromatic and golden brown. keep aside.
  • in a large kadai heat 2 tbsp oil and splutter 1 tsp mustard, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp fennel, pinch hing.
  • add 1 chilli and saute on low flame.
  • further, add 2 capsicum and stir fry without overcooking.
  • keeping the flame on low, add ½ tsp turmeric, 1 tsp chilli powder, ½ tsp cumin powder, ¾ tsp coriander powder, 1 tsp aamchur and ¾ tsp salt.
  • saute on low flame until the spices turn aromatic.
  • now add in roasted besan and mix well.
  • mix until the besan is well coated to capsicum. you can sprinkle 2 tbsp of water if the mixture is too dry.
  • cover and simmer for 7 minutes until everything is well cooked.
  • finally, enjoy shimla mirch besan sabji recipe with phulka or roti.
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how to make capsicum besan bhaji with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, in a pan take ¼ cup besan and roast on low flame.
  2. roast on low flame until the besan turns aromatic and golden brown. keep aside.
  3. in a large kadai heat 2 tbsp oil and splutter 1 tsp mustard, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp fennel, pinch hing.
  4. add 1 chilli and saute on low flame.
  5. further, add 2 capsicum and stir fry without overcooking.
  6. keeping the flame on low, add ½ tsp turmeric, 1 tsp chilli powder, ½ tsp cumin powder, ¾ tsp coriander powder, 1 tsp aamchur and ¾ tsp salt.
  7. saute on low flame until the spices turn aromatic.
  8. now add in roasted besan and mix well.
  9. mix until the besan is well coated to capsicum. you can sprinkle 2 tbsp of water if the mixture is too dry.
  10. cover and simmer for 7 minutes until everything is well cooked.
  11. finally, enjoy shimla mirch besan sabji recipe with phulka or roti.
    shimla mirch besan sabji recipe

notes:

  • firstly, make sure to roast the besan on low flame to prevent from burning.
  • also, add besan as required to make the curry slightly dry or sticky.
  • additionally, capsicum needs to be crunchy and not soggy in this sabzi.
  • finally, shimla mirch besan sabji recipe tastes great when prepared slightly spicy.
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