Saturday, May 27, 2006

Nuvvulu Capsicum Veppudu


I think adding nuvvulu or sesame seeds is perhaps the telugu style of cooking vegetables. But it does add a lot of richness to the 'veppudu'. This capsicum recipe is from my mother-in-law, a good cook, herself.


Capsicum-2 Medium
Onion-1 large
Sesame seeds-1tbsp
Chilli powder-1tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Corriander powder-1tsp
Dessicated coconut-1tbsp
Green chilli-2
Cumin seed-1/2 tsp
Mustard seed-1/2 tsp
Curry leaves-1 sprig
Salt-as required
Oil-as required


Soak sesame seeds in water for 5 minutes.Cut capsicum and onion into small pieces.Grind together the soaked sesame seeds,dessicated coconut, ginger, garlic and green chilli into a coarse paste. Now heat oil in a wok. Prepare the seasoning with mustard, cumin and curry leaves. Once they have spluttered add the ground paste. Saute it till it changes colour.Stir well so that it doesnt stick to the vessel. Now add onions.Saute till they become tender. Now add capsicum, red chillipowder, turmeric powder,corriander powder and salt. Mix well and cook it covered in a medium flame till everything is cooked properly. Serve it hot with chappathi/Nan.

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