Capsiscum – 2-3 cut into small square pieces
Potatoes – 2 cut into cubes (Optional)
Tomatoes – 4-5
Dry Red Chillies – 4
Coriander seeds – 1 tbsp
Sesame Seeds – 1 tbsp
Peanuts – 2 tbsp
Fennel Seeds – 1 tbsp
Cumin Seeds – 1 tbsp
Poppy Seeds – 1 tbsp
Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
Garam Masala – 1 tsp
Fresh Coconut – 1/2 cup
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Ghee/Oil – 4-5 tbsp
Salt to taste
In a Kadai, heat oil and once hot add dry red chillies, coriander seeds, fennel seeds, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, peanuts, fresh coconut and tomatoes (use half the quantity) and saute till the tomatoes become mushy. Once cool grind this in a mixie into a fine paste and keep it aside.
In a cooker, boil potatoes for one whistle and keep it aside.
In the same kadai, add ghee/oil and once hot add cumin seeds, tomatoes, curry leaves, capsicum and turmeric powder and saute for a few minutes. Now add the potatoes and saute for a couple of minutes.
Now add the masala paste, garam masala and salt and mix well. Let it simmer till the oil separates.
Yummy Capsicum Masala is now ready !!