Capsicum Poriyal / Capsicum Subzi

While capsicum is a very common vegetable used extensively in Chinese North Indian and other cuisines, many people do not – for some reason – associate it with South Indian food. Surprise! This flavourful and crunchy veggie is a hot favourite there too, and is used in a variety of dishes from sambhar and pachadi to poriyal. Capsicum Poriyal is nothing but a simple South Indian dry subzi made of cubed capsicum cooked with an aromatic tempering and a dash of curds, finished beautifully with a garnish of grated coconut. Curds are added while cooking veggies like brinjal, ladies finger and capsicum in this style, to prevent them from sticking to each other or charring, enabling them to cook uniformly and also roast slightly without discolouration. You will surely love this easy but tasty subzi prepared the right way! Serve it hot with a bowl of steaming Rice ( Cooked Rice) laced with a dollop of ghee and a cup of Sambhar or Rasam

Capsicum Poriyal / Capsicum Subzi

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     3Makes 3 servings
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  1. Combine the capsicum and sour curds in a deep bowl, mix well and keep aside.
  2. Heat the coconut oil in a small non-stick pan and add the mustard seeds.
  3. When the seeds crackle, add the cumin seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  4. Add the capsicum-curds mixture, salt and 1 tbsp of water and mix well. Cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Remove from the flame, add the coconut and mix well.
  6. Serve hot.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy116 cal
Protein2.2 g
Carbohydrates6.3 g
Fiber3.5 g
Fat9 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A544.9 mcg
Vitamin B10.6 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B30.2 mg
Vitamin C155.4 mg
Folic Acid1.5 mcg
Calcium33.1 mg
Iron0.8 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium1.9 mg
Potassium9 mg
Zinc0.1 mg


Capsicum Poriyal
 on 27 Feb 11 09:19 PM

The capsicum should be cut into very fine pieces for better results and taste