Saturday, June 11, 2016

Capsicum Coconut Masala ~ Lunch Box Series : LBS#83

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 stocked. 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

Ingredients Needed:

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.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing this BM This goes for the June Week 2, Cooking from Cookbook Challenge  Group.

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Shobana Vijay said...

Interesting and yummy.

Smruti Shah said...

That is a perfect dish for lunch boxes! Great way to make capsicum with coconuts.

Usha Rao said...

I love capsicum curries and coconut masala curry looks flavorful.

Priya Suresh said...

Sounds like an interesting masala, love to enjoy with some rice and rotis.

Archana Potdar said...

Sounds good. Definitely different from the regular stuff we end up with capsicum in my place.

Priya Srinivasan said...

Simple curry. Perfect with roti!

Srividhya Gopalakrishnan said...

Never tried capsicum and coconut together. Great share valli. Will give a try

Pavani N said...

For some reason the dish seemed familiar until I read that I made it myself :-) It is indeed an interesting combination.

Chef Mireille said...

coconut must add an awesome flavor to the peppers

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

I have never used coconut with bell peppers. Looks delicious. Must try sometime.

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