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Monday, April 20, 2009

Capsicum Raitha

Ingredients:

1 large Capsicum / Bell Pepper

1/2 medium sized Onion

2 cups Curd / Yogurt

1-2 Green Chillies

Pinch of Turmeric powder

Pinch of Asafotida powder

1/4 tsp Cumin seeds

1/2 tsp Mustard seeds

1/2 tsp Black gram seeds

2-3 Curry leaves

2-3 strands of Coriander leaves

Salt to taste

1-2 tsp Oil

Recipe:

Chop capsicum, onion into small pieces as shown in the picture below. Cut green chillies into medium sized pieces.
Put oil, mustard seeds, cumin seeds. black gram seeds in a thick bottomed vessel/pan. Once it starts spluttering add pinch of asafotida powder, curry leaves, green chillies, onion, turmeric powder and fry them for about 3-4 mins in medium flame. Add chopped capsicum, salt and fry them for about 4-5 mins in medium flame. Keep it aside till it comes to room temperature.
Put fried capsicum mixture, 2 cups of curd, pinch of salt in a bowl and mix well.(You can add little amount of milk if curd is too thick or it is sour.) Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Mix well before serving. It goes well with Rice/Pulav/Jeera Rice.

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