Bell Pepper (with Chickpea Flour) Subzi
Recipe type: Curries
A home-cooked meal brings warmth to the stomach and to the heart. This dish is one that evokes those feelings – a dish that is usually cooked “just at home” and never have we seen it served at a restaurant. The simpleness and the depth of flavor in this dish is not easily forgettable. Enjoy the simple pleasures in life…
- Bell Peppers/Capsicum/Shimla Mirch – 3, chopped
- Chickpea Flour / Besan – ½ cup
- Garam Masala – ¼ tsp
- Red Chili Powder – to taste
- Turmeric / Haldi – ¼ tsp
- Cumin Powder / Jeera Powder – ½ tsp
- Coriander Powder / Dhaniya Powder – 1 tsp
- Salt – to taste
- Oil – 1 tsp + 1 tbsp
- Mustard Seeds – ½ tsp
- Cumin Seeds – ½ tsp
- Asafoetida / Hing – ⅛th tsp
- Ginger – 1 tsp, minced
- Garlic – 1 tsp, minced
- Green Chilies – to taste, chopped
- Water – as needed
- Cilantro Leaves – chopped
- Lime or Lemon Juice – to taste
- Chop the Bell Peppers to desired size.
- In a bowl, combine the following: Chickpea Flour, Garam Masala, Red Chili Powder, Turmeric Powder, Cumin Powder, Coriander Powder and Salt. Mix.
- Add 1 tsp of Oil to the Chickpea Flour and incorporate it into the flour.
- Heat a large wide skillet on low-medium heat.
- Roast the Chickpea Flour till it changes color and there is a distinct aroma of the Besan. Keep stirring.
- Transfer from skillet to a separate dish to avoid Besan burning.
- Wipe down the skillet and heat 1 tbsp of Oil on medium heat.
- Once the Oil is hot, add Mustard Seeds, Cumin Seeds and Asafoetida and allow the seeds to splutter and sizzle.
- Add in Ginger, Garlic and Green Chillies and stir.
- Add in the chopped Bell Peppers, mix and cook till they are tender (approx 2-3 min)
- Add the roasted Chickpea Flour to the Bell Peppers and mix.
- Cover and cook on low. Keep stirring inbetween.
- Sprinkle some water if the subzi looks dry.
- Add some Salt to taste and allow the Bell Peppers to all the way through.
- Add chopped fresh Cilantro Leaves and squeeze some Lime or Lemon Juice and serve hot with Chapatis.