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


Finla said...

Loks yum, new to me.

Deepthi Shankar said...

yengai looks awesome .. with capsicum its new to me

Lakshmi said...

Thanks Sowmya for sharing your recipe. A warm welcome to you on TOM. Now that I had already tasted this yenngai at your place, I would give a double thumbs up and say must try tag to this :)

Unknown said...

oooho mouthwatering recipe i love capsicum in any way

notyet100 said...

nice version of capsicum curry,,,,will sure try this thnks for sharin Sowmya.....:-)

Raks said...

Lakshmi,u r lucky that u have already tasted!

Savi-Ruchi said...

wow!!, mouthwatering..
very nice, will try it shortly

Malar Gandhi said...

Thanks for the support and standing by me, dear. I will never forget your gesture. btn capsicum yenngai looks gorgeous.

Cham said...

New side dish , love capsic... Should try sometime.

Unknown said...

Drool :,).....its very tempting, love it with akki rotis. Never made with capsicum though, will try it soon.thanks Lakshmmi

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Lovely version, tempting... Certain recipes that are passed on from Moms are the best for ages... By the way what is Niger seeds???

Lakshmi said...

@ Ramya,

Niger seeds belong to the family of Sesame, you can find the picture here :

Uma said...

Wow, yummy!

Unknown said...

wow..that looks nice, delicious and spicy..

Andhra Flavors said...

this capsicum recipe is new to me.

Dibs said...

agree wiith everybody ...totally new and looks yummmy

Pallavi said...

This looks great!

Pallavi said...

LG, Thank you for your comment on my blog about copyrighting the pictures. I will be sure to do that.

Sowmya Tripurant said...

Hi All, Thanks so much. Will continue posting new and traditional recipes on TOM.

Unknown said...

really yummy, spicy recipe... hubby loved with chapatis...

thanks Lakshmi & Sowmya :)