Usually I make kootu with cucumber, snake gourd, chowchow or cabbage. But recently, I tried with Capsicum and turned to be a delicious kootu. The health benefits of capsicums far exceed that of many other fruits as it contains far more anti-oxidants that derive from its rich colors.  A small bell pepper could provide up to three times more of the recommended daily amount of vitamin C, much more than any citrus food. We generally use green capsicum in most of the Pulao or biriyani dishes and also in noodles or spaghettiGreen capsicum when used in sambar gives an ultimate taste to the sambar. Same way, Capsicum stew (kootu) is a tasty stew variety. My elder daughter always gives me excuses to get rid of capsicum because of its little spicy taste, but when I did this yummy stew she doesn't even recognize it as capsicum and she loved it so much and asked for more. Try this yummy stew and share your experience

Capsicum Kootu Recipe | Capsicum Stew Recipe
Capsicum Kootu Recipe | Capsicum Stew Recipe

Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time10 mins
Cooking Time20 mins
Servings4

Capsicum Kootu Recipe | Capsicum Stew Recipe
Capsicum Kootu Recipe | Capsicum Stew Recipe

Ingredients:
Capsicum2
Thurdal2 tablespoon
Channa dal1/4 cup
Turmeric PowderA pinch
Salt1/2 teaspoon

For Seasoning:
Mustard1 Teaspoon
Urdhal3/4 Teaspoon
Red Chilli1
Oil1 Teaspoon

For Grinding:
Coconut Gratings2 tablespoons
Pepper1 teaspoon
Jeera1 Teaspoon
Rice1 Teaspoon


Method:
  1. Cook channa dhal and thurdal in pressure cooker separately till soft. Soak the raw rice in water. 

  2. Cut the capsicum into medium bite size piece. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds starts to sputter, add broken chilli, uriddal and curry leaves and fry till the dal turns golden brown color. Add the chopped capsicum along with turmeric powder and salt and sprinkle little water to cook the capsicum. Do not add more water, as we need capsicum to retain its crispness. 

  3. Meanwhile grind the grinding ingredients in a mixer to a nice paste along with soaked raw rice. 

  4. When the capsicum is cooked, add cooked channa dal. Then add mashed thurdal and ground coconut paste and mix well

  5. Add half cup of water and mix well. Boil the stew in medium flame for 5 minutes and then remove from flame

  6. Serve the yummy capsicum kootu with hot steaming rice
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    Capsicum Kootu Recipe | Capsicum Stew Recipe



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  1. I have made capsicum parupu usili but never kootu.got to try this

    Suja

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  2. As you mentioned I prepare with chow chow but this is new to me. Will try today and let u know.thanks

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  3. This is absolutely yummy. I tried a variation today. I also added some sweet corn pieces to it after boiling them on the cob. I have a photo of it on instagram - https://www.instagram.com/p/BI7FsSEhFgj/?taken-by=karunasanghvi&hl=en
    I ate it with paratha and rice.

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