Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Capsicum Tomato curry

As others, we are also new lovers of bell pepper family(Capsicum). I feel, Capsicum tastes delicious when its half cooked. So I was skeptical on making this recipe as this is basically a curry style and it makes capsicum fully cooked. To my surprise, its not a "Oh, not again" kind and its worth a try

No of servings - 5


  1. Onion - 1
  2. Tomatoes - 5
  3. Green Capsicum(aka Bell Pepper)(Medium) - 1 
  4. Red capsicum(aka Bell pepper)(Medium) - 1
  5. Ginger - 1 inch
  6. Garlic - 5 pods
  7. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  8. Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
  9. Salt - to taste
  10. Oil - 2 tbsp


  1. Heat oil in a pan and add ginger garlic paste. 
  2. After the strong smell reaches your nose, add onions with salt
  3. When the onion shines, its time to add some tomatoes
  4. Let the mixture cook in high flame and wait for tomatoes to get mushy
  5. Add green and red pepper and allow it to cook for 5 mts
  6. Add the turmeric, masala powder and simmer down for 10 mts. 
Serve with rotis and paratas. 

Cauliflower Potato and Peas Curry

I was looking to try something different (than my regular recipe) with potato and cauliflower and yet a simple one. And Voila !!!..I got this recipe on the first search and it absolutely tasted good. The masala ingredients give you a spicy flavor and in Tamil, we call this kind of flavor as "Varuval". It goes well with any mild flavor dishes like "More kuzhambu"  or even roti/paratas. With no more dragging...lets dive into recipe

No of Servings - 6

  1. Cauliflower(Big) - 1
  2. Potatoes(Medium) - 4-5
  3. Peas - 1 1/2 cup
  4. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  5. Cumin powder - 1 1/2 tsp
  6. Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  7. Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  8. Tomato - 2 (Grind it and make a tomato puree)
  9. Salt - to taste
  10. Coriander leaves - to garnish
  11. Oil - 2 tbsp
  1. Heat oil in a frying pan and add cauliflower, potatoes, peas
  2. Add some water with salt and allow it to cook (10 mts)
  3. When its half cooked, add the turmeric, cumin, coriander, red chilli powder and 
  4.  Add some water if the mixture gets very dry
  5. Simmer down for 15-20 mts with no lid.
  6. When the mixture dries and the vegetables are cooked, its ready to be served.