Capsicum Yenngai

Capsicum yenngai is a one simple and tasty side dish which i learnt from my mom. This goes well with Rice flour roti(ಅಕ್ಕಿ ರೋಟಿ ), can also be enjoyed with Chapatis and Plain Rice.

Ingredients :

Capsicum - 4-5big Chopped into 2 inch pieces
Onion - 1 big
Coconut Grated - 1/2 cup
Tamarind pulp - 2tbl spn
Jeera - 2 t spn
Roasted channa dal(ಹುರಿಗಡ್ಲೆ)- 2-3 t spn
Niger Seeds(ಹುಚೇಳು)Powder - 1-2 t spn (Click on Niger to see the description)
Curry Powder(ಪಲ್ಯದ ಪುಡಿ) or Sambar Powder- 2 t spn
Oil - 1tbl spn
Jaggery - 1 t spn
Salt - As per taste
Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup chopped

For Seasoning:

Mustard Seeds - 1tspn
Curry Leaves - 1 string
Green Chillies - 5-6 chopped
Garlic - 3-4 cloves chopped


1)Heat oil in a kadai add mustard seeds allow it to splutter then add curry leaves, green chillies, garlic, Onion and fry till onions are transparent.
2)Add capsicum and fry in oil for 2-3min, then add 1/2 glass of water and allow capsicum to cook till tender.
3)Dry roast grind jeera and roasted channa dal into fine powder and keep aside.
4)Now add Curry powder(ಪಲ್ಯದ ಪುಡಿ), jeera-channa dal powder, tamarind, coconut, Niger powder(ಹುಚೇಳು), Jaggery, salt mix well and cook for 10min in low flame garnish with coriander leaves.

From: Sowmya Tripurant

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