How to make Capsicum Kayras -

Sweet and Sour dish with the keynote flavors of the Konkan coconut, tamrind and jaggery.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Green capsicums (हरी शिमला मिर्च ), Fresh coconut (ताज़ा नारियल)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Capsicum Kayras

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Hindi: shimla mirch
The capital city of Himachal Pradesh in India, Shimla has many farms of capsicum. Hence, the Hindi name. Besides this, though not loved by all, this veggie is the most essential whenever you plan to dish-up an Indo-Chinese recipe. Stuff them up with cheese, beans, other veggies or meats or just make a simple sabzi, it will surely add that exciting crisp to your creations!

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Capsicum Kayras Recipe

  • Green capsicums cut into 1/2 inch pieces 5-6 medium

  • Fresh coconut cut into 1-inch cubes 2 medium

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida pinch

  • Peanuts 1/2 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Jaggery (gur), grated 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Tamarind pulp 2 tablespoons

  • For masala

  • Sesame seeds (black) 3 tablespoons

  • Fresh coconut, scraped 1/2 cup

  • Oil 1/2 tablespoon

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) 2 tablespoons

  • Fenugreek seeds (methi dana) 1/4 teaspoon

  • Coriander seeds 2 tablespoons

  • Dried red chillies 4-5


Step 1

For the masala, dry roast the sesame seeds and coconut separately in a non stick frying pan till fragrant and lightly coloured. Transfer into a plate and set aside to cool.

Step 2

Heat half a tablespoon of oil in the same pan and add the split Bengal gram, fenugreek seeds, coriander seeds and red chillies and sauté till fragrant. Grind this along with the sesame seeds and coconut to a fine paste with three-fourth cup of water.

Step 3

Heat the remaining oil in a deep non stick pan, add the mustard seeds. When they splutter, add the asafoetida. Add the peanuts and sauté for three to four minutes. Add the potato pieces, salt and turmeric powder.

Step 4

Stir, cover and cook on low heat for five minutes. Add the ground paste, one and a half cups of water and jaggery and simmer for three to four minutes. Add the green capsicum pieces, stir and cook till the vegetables are half done. Add tamarind pulp, mix

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