Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Capsicum -Moong Dry Curry

Capsicum -Moong Dry Curry is one of the side dish. Capsicum can be added to many dishes and its adds taste and its aroma is liked by many normally. I just tried this dish, it was really nice.
Lets see some benefits of having Capsicum in our diet. 
Capsicum is is beneficial for preventing many diseases. It contain Vitamin A and Vitamin C. It is low in fat and calories and it helps to lower the levels of bad cholesterol in our body. They are good to have in our diet to have balanced diet. It has anti-inflammatory properties and provide relief in pain related arthritis. They contain blood clotting properties. It helps to digest the food easily. They are good use of chronic rhinitis. It is also known to be effective in eliminating migraines and headaches. They can be used for external use for treating sore back muscles, bruises and rheumatism. It also helps to bring down blood pressure. It helps to increase the metabolism and burn calories.
Capsicum -Moong Dry Curry is prepared with out onions or garlic. 

Things Needed :

Cooked Moong Dal : 1 Cup
Capsicum : 2 (Medium sized)
Green chilly : 2
Curry leaves : 8 to 10
Coriander leaves. : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Ingh : a little
Turmeric powder : a pinch
Ginger : small piece (half inch)
Oil : 2 Tablespoons

Jeera/Cumin seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt : to taste

Method : 

1. Wash and pressure cook Moong dal and leave it for cooling.
2. Wash and cut capsicum into very small pieces, green chilly and coriander leaves. Wash and remove the outer layer of ginger and grate it and keep it aside.
3. Take a pan and heat. Put oil and mustard seeds. Let it spurt.
4. Add jeera, curry leaves and ingh. Fry for 1 minute.
5. Add cut capsicum, green chilly and fry nicely till they turn soft.
6. Add turmeric powder and required salt.
7. Add cooked dal, ginger powder and mix it slowly on a low flame.
8. Fry nicely and mix dal and capsicum well. Check with salt.
9. Mix it well and shift the ready curry to a serving dish.
10. You can use this curry for stuffing bread and preparing sandwich.
Note :

You can use toor dal instead of moong dal. Remember moong dal is good for health. Using more oil is optional.Use of onion and garlic is also optional. Use of any spice is also optional.  You can use red chilly powder, garam masala powder or rasam powder. (I have not used any of these). Using of more or less chilly is optional. Frying this moong -capsicum on low flame will add to the taste.
Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : 2 to 3


  1. healthy and delicious recipe. great idea of using it in sandwich.

  2. I just love the aroma of both ...now ll combine two..and make it. Thanks.


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