Capsicum Gojju

Bellpeppers in Tamarind pulp

Recipe by Mrs.Soujanya Hariprasad of Santa Clara, US

Ingredients vegetarian 2 servings

    • 1 big Green Capsicum (Bell pepper)
    • 2 tsp Urad dal
    • 4 or 5 Whole Red chillies
    • 1 tsp Roasted Jeera (Cumin seeds)
    • a pinch Hing(Asafoetida)
    • ½ cup Dry coconut
    • 1 cup Tamarind pulp
    • 2 tbsp Jaggery
    • Salt  to taste
    • 3 tsp Vegetable oil
    • 1 tsp Mustard seeds


    1. Heat 1 tsp of oil in a kadai & add roasted jeera, red chillies, hing & urad dal. Fry till the dal turns light brown in colour.
    2. Remove from heat & add coconut to it. Mix well & keep aside to cool.
    3. Grind the cooled mixture to medium coarse without adding water. Keep it in a powdered form.
    4. Heat remaining oil in a kadai & add mustard seeds, a pinch of hing. Now add diced Capsicum & fry for a minute.
    5. Add the Tamarind pulp, jaggery & salt to it followed by the ground powder.
    6. Keep stiring. Boil for 2 mins. Serve hot with steamed rice.