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Capsicum Kootu Recipe | Kodamilagai Kootu Recipe
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Capsicum Kootu Recipe | Kodamilagai Kootu Recipe

Capsicum Kootu, a thick stew made with green capsicum, toor dal, chana dal and coconut. Capsicum with its rich flavor makes this kootu really tasty than any other vegetables.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Kootu varieties (Stew)
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian, Tamil Brahmin, Tamil Nadu
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 104kcal
Author: Sowmya Venkatachalam


  • Heavy Bottomed Pan
  • Mixer Grinder


  • 2 Capsicum washed and finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Toor Dal (Pigeon pea)
  • ¼ Cup Split Bengal Gram (Channa Dal / Kadalaparuppu)
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt

For Grinding

  • 2 tbsp Grated Coconut
  • 1 tsp Peppercorns
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Rice

For Tempering

  • 2 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Split Urad Dal
  • 1 Red Chili


Cooking Dal

  • Cook channa dhal and thurdal in pressure cooker separately till soft. Soak the raw rice in water. 
  • Meanwhile grind the grinding ingredients in a mixer to a nice paste along with soaked raw rice. 

Grinding Process

    Tempering process

    • 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.

    Cooking Capsicum

    • 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. 
    • When the capsicum is cooked, add cooked channa dal. Then add mashed thurdal and ground coconut paste and mix well
    • Add half cup of water and mix well. Boil the stew in medium flame for 5 minutes and then remove from flame

    Serving Time!

    • Serve the yummy capsicum kootu with hot steaming rice



    Serving: 0.5Cup | Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g