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An easy side dish with Capsicum.

Updated on May 16, 2015
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Fresh Capsicum.
Fresh Capsicum. | Source

About the wonderful vegetable Capsicum

Capsicum (bell pepper) holds a great degree of nutritional value and accords numerous health benefits. A fresh, crisp green Capsicum is a tasty vegetable that can be a regular part of our healthy eating plan. This vegetable is low in calories and contains 0 grams of fat and a good supply vitamins and minerals. Their mild sweet flavor makes green bell peppers versatile enough to include a wide variety of nutritious recipes. Capsicum is a rich source of Proteins Fats Vitamin A Vitamin C. It promotes cardiovascular health, by helping lower the blood pressure

The vegetable helps to reduce cholesterol and thus, is effective in warding off strokes and heart attack. The vegetable is good for treating colds and fevers. It stimulates stomach secretions and improves digestion

Regular consumption of this vegetable is good for those suffering from diabetes and has been found helpful in slowing down the assimilation of fat in the intestines. Regular consumption of capsicum can help the body fight against obesity.

To prepare, wash Capsicum in cold running water. Cut the stem end and discard its inside . Remove the central core with seeds. Chop it using a paring knife into thin strips

Here I am describing a method of preparing a tasty Capsicum curry.

Capsicum Curry

Capsicum Curry is prepared by combining Onion, Tomato and some spices with capsicum.

The tasty capsicum curry is ready to serve.
The tasty capsicum curry is ready to serve. | Source


  • Capsicum, - 250 gms
  • Onion, - 2 (big)
  • Tomato, - 2
  • Turmeric powder, - ¼ tsp
  • Red chilli powder tsp, - ½ tsp
  • Salt, - ½ tsp
  • Garam masala powder, - ½ tsp
  • Oil, - 2tbs
  • curry leaves, - 2 strings

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: 5 servings

Method of preparation.

  1. Clean the capsicum and slice it into thin 2 inch pieces . In the same way cut onion and tomato into thin pieces (2 inch) and keep separately.
  2. Take a pan and add 2 tbs of oil and fry the onion by adding salt.When it is about to turn brown add Chili powder Turmeric powder and garam masala powder and fry for 1 minute.
  3. Then add Capsicum slices and cook in a slow flame by covering with a lid;
  4. When the capsicum is cooked add tomato slices and stir well. The water content inside the capsicum and tomato slowly comes in side the gravy.Keep stirring till the excess water content evaporates
  5. When the tomato is fully cooked and joined nicely to the capsicum and onion to make the gravy thicker switch off the stove and remove the pan and garnish with curry leaves .
  6. The tasty capsicum curry is ready to serve with Chapatti or Nan.


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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I like bell peppers and are one of my best choices of peppers the red pepper is my best choice.

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      devisree 4 years ago from India

      It is a great pleasure to be appreciated by a great writer like you. Thanks pinto2011 for going through my hub and encouraging me .

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      Subhas 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi devisree! It is really a great Indian dish and you have described it quite well.

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      devisree 4 years ago from India

      Happy to see you dghbrh. Thanks for your encouraging comment and sharing. Please try this recipe .I am sure you will like it .

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      deergha 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Looks yummy and easy as well. Sure going to try this out. Thanks for sharing and shared as well.