How to make Tilli Phalli Shimla Mirch -

Capsicum cooked with sesame seeds and peanuts.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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

Main Ingredients : Green capsicum (हरी शिमला मिर्च ), Sesame seeds (black) (काले तिल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Tilli Phalli Shimla Mirch

Tilli Phalli Shimla Mirch Recipe Card


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 : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Tilli Phalli Shimla Mirch Recipe

  • Green capsicum 2 medium

  • Sesame seeds (black) 2 1/2 cup

  • Roasted peanuts 1/2 cup

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 10-12

  • Onions, chopped 2 medium

  • Ginger, chopped 1 inch pie

  • Garlic, chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Tamarind pulp 1/2 teaspoon


Step 1

Cut the capsicums into pieces, discarding the seeds.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves. Sauté for 1 minute.Add onions and sauté till light brown.

Step 3

Crush roasted peanuts in a grinder. Add sesame seeds and grind coarsely. Add ginger, garlic and turmeric powder to the pan. Mix well. 

Step 4

Add coriander powder, red chilli powder and capsicum pieces. Toss to mix.

Step 5

Add a little water, salt and mix well. Add a little more water and cook till the capsicum is soft. Add ground powder and mix well. Add tamarind pulp and mix well. Cook for 1-2 minutes. Serve hot.

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