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Friday, January 4, 2013

Bell pepper and green peas koottu/bell pepper and peas gravy

  I wish my readers a very Healthy and Happy New year. Hope you had a great start of the year. The year 2012 was a memorable year for us with the arrival of the new member in our family -our cute little grand daughter. Now waiting for a lovely year ahead to try  new recipes and post some nice recipes.
I thought of sharing this new dish as a beginning in this  year 2013.
My day passes viewing all the food channels in all the languages and browsing the blogspot. Finally when it comes to making daily menu I end up following a new recipe and see that I don't repeat a recipe. This makes daily cooking interesting. When the dish comes out good I feel like sharing it immediately. I am posting this side dish which is too good with Rotis. 


Bell pepper/capsicum2 no
Onion1 no
Tomato1 no
Cooked moong dal and chena dal (together)1 cup
Cooked green peas1 cup
Saltto taste
Make paste of:

Roasted gram/pottu kadalai2 tsp
Cumin seeds/jeera1 tsp
Green chilli3 no
Milk2 tblsp


Oil2 tsp
Mustard seeds1 tsp
Red chilli2 no
Garlic6 pearls
Curry leaveslittle

Step by step cookling pictures


Cook moong dal and chena dal/chick peas together and keep.
Make paste of roasted gram, cumin, green chilli using milk and keep.
Cut vegetable and keep.
Cook green peas and keep.
Heat oil in a sauce pan/kadai and add mustard seeds, dry red chilli and fry.
Add crushed garlic and fry.
Add chopped onion and tomato and saute.
Add capsicum pieces and mix.
Add ground paste and little water and cook till the vegetables are done.
Now add cooked dal and mix well.
Add cooked peas and mix well.
Add water to adjust consistency and add salt finally.
Cook for a while and remove.

Variation: Bittergourd/karela can be used in place of bellpepper and peas.
Make paste of onion and  use tomato puree instead of chopped onion and tomato.
Add pepper powder and asafoetida in the end.

Courtesy: Captian TVchannel- show by S. Anbu kumar.

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