Capsicum Masala Recipe

Capsicum masala is an easy to make tasty dish. It is a yummy bell pepper curry that goes well with rice and even chapathi.

This simple recipe will come in handy when you run out of other vegetables in the kitchen.

Capsicum or Bell pepper masala curry recipe
Bell pepper masala

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In fact, I made this recipe for the first time when I could not find any other veggies and friends came visiting without notice.

It was an instant hit with friends and family alike to my great relief!

And so, we continue to make capsicum masala whenever we like and enjoy this delicious curry.

Capsicum masala curry recipe


  1. Capsicum/Green Bell Pepper – 1 cup (diced)
  2. Tomato – 1 large sized (pureed)
  3. Onion – 2 medium sized (1 diced and 1 chopped finely)
  4. Ginger garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  5. Corriander powder – 1 tsp
  6. Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  7. Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  8. Garam masala – 1 tsp
  9. Groundnuts – 3 tbsp
  10. Oil – 2 tbsp
  11. Corriander leaves – 1/4 cup(chopped)
  12. Sesame seeds (nuvvulu/ellu) – 2 tbsp (optional)


  • Dry roast the groundnuts(peanuts) and sesame seeds if you are using them. I use these organic groundnuts.
  • Grind the roasted nuts into a fine powder and set it aside.
  • In a tawa/thick bottomed pan, add 2 tbsp oil and saute the diced onion and capsicum. Once they are roasted, set them aside.
  • Use the same pan to saute finely chopped onion till it turns crispy.
  • Now add ginger garlic paste, tomato puree (just put the tomato in a blender for 2 minutes to get pureed tomato) and saute for a few minutes.
  • Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala, salt to the pan.
  • Let the mixture fry for a few minutes.
  • Then add the groundnut(and sesame) powder along with some water to make it semi-liquid gravy.
  • On a medium to low flame let it boil for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the sauteed capsicum and onion to the gravy and let it boil till the capsicum is cooked.
  • Switch off the stove and garnish the curry with corriander leaves before serving.

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So, the yummy gravy is calling!

Also read: Horse gram Masala Recipe for Weight Loss

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Capsicum masala recipe (Bellpepper vegetarian gravy)
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I use this Round Bottom Wok for cooking.

Enjoy this super delicious gravy and let me know your thoughts!

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About Priyadarshini Rajendran 210 Articles
Priyadarshini Rajendran is a travel enthusiast, avid reader and a passionate writer. She has a few of her books published and is writing more books. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked as a software consultant taking breaks for her travels. Her blog is her passion and she writes about travel, books and food on the blog. She offers customized itineraries for South Indian destinations.

12 Comments Posted

  1. This Looks good,delicious and it’s not so difficult to make.
    I always wanted to eat Indian Food but I never had to.

  2. This seems really tasty! I’m always looking for something to cook that is easy, affordable, and not too harsh on my figure. Plus I LOVE a good curry so I’m going to have to try this out. One of my favorite go to meals is black bean cheap but filling and you can dress it up or down!

  3. Hi Priya! I love this recipe – especially the peanut flavour. A good handy one to keep on file when things are looking a little scarce in the refrigerator. Thanks for sharing it. Deb xx

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