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September 27, 2018

Capsicum Kurma Recipe – Bell Pepper Korma For Chapathi/ Roti

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capsicum kurma recipe

I make capsicum recipes very rarely at home as Sendhil and Raksha is not a big fan of it. But I love to try varieties of capsicum recipes and share in my blog. So once in a while my family members say yes for side dish with capsicum. I have already tried and shared green capsicum chutney for idli, dosa and tomato capsicum masala for chapathi. After trying those recipes, I had a craving to try capsicum kurma as side dish for roti. So last week I tried this kurma for the first time following Yummy tummy Aarthi’s recipe

Usually South Indian kurma has a coconut base whereas North Indian korma is prepared with tomato onion base. But this capsicum kurma is prepared with peanut, onion and tomato masala which made me try this recipe. As expected it tasted different from the usual South Indian kurma. Its taste reminded Hyderabadi mirchi ka salan to me. Sendhil and myself liked it very much with chapati. I made slight changes and deviations from the original recipe based on my convenience. I used green capsicum alone as I don’t buy red or yellow capsicum often. With a nice flavor of capsicum, it tasted great. I personally liked it with dosa too. 

Friends, do try this easy, yummy capsicum kurma recipe for roti and share your feedback. Ok, Lets see how to make capsicum korma with step by step pictures.

Capsicum kurma recipe - Green Capsicum korma for roti

Capsicum kurma recipe - Green Capsicum korma for roti

Learn how to make capsicum kurma recipe with peanuts, onion, tomato masala

Cuisine: South Indian
Category: Side dish for roti
Serves: 3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes


1 cup - 250ml
  • Green capsicum - 1
  • Cooking oil or butter - 2 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1.5 to 2 tsp ( adjust based on spice level)
  • Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
  • Sugar – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt & water - as needed
  • Lemon juice – Few drops
To Saute & Grind
  • Cooking oil - 1 tbsp
  • Peanuts - 3 tbsp
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece
  • Garlic – 6 cloves
  • Big onion – 1 (Big sized)
  • Tomato - 2 nos.


  1. Wash and chop capsicum into cubes.
  2. Heat oil or butter in a kadai. Roast peanuts till its skin cracks.
  3. Add onion, ginger, garlic and saute till transparent.
  4. Add tomato and saute till pulpy. Cool down and grind to a smooth paste.
  5. Heat butter in a kadai. Splutter cumin. Saute capsicum cubes.
  6. Add the ground masala paste,spice powders, salt and sugar.
  7. Saute till raw smell goes off. Add the required water.
  8. Boil for 5 minutes till nice aroma emits.Switch off the flame. Add some lemon juice.
  9. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with chapathi / roti.


  • Heat oil in a kadai. Roast peanuts till its skin crackles. Then add onion, ginger, garlic and saute till onion becomes transparent.
  • capsicum kurma recipe
  • Add tomato pieces and saute till tomato becomes pulpy. Switch off the flame and cool down. Grind the mixture to a smooth paste. Set aside.
  • capsicum kurma recipe
  • Heat oil or butter in a kadai. Splutter cumin seeds and saute capsicum pieces. Remove the capsicum pieces in a bowl if you want it crunchy to eat else add the tomato masala paste and proceed.
  • capsicum kurma recipe
  • After adding the ground masala paste., add the red chilli powder, coriander seeds powder, garam masala powder, salt and sugar. Mix well till raw smell goes off.
  • capsicum kurma recipe
  • Add the required water to bring the gravy consistency. Boil for few minutes till oil starts to float on top. Lastly add the chopped capsicum pieces if you reserved it. Mix well and switch off the flame.
  • Add few drops of lemon juice, garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with chapathi / Roti.

  • Enjoy !


  • Adjust the quantity of spice powders as per your liking.
  • As per the original recipe, you can grind the raw tomato to a puree. Add to the onion masala and saute well. But I sauteed the tomato along with onion.
  • For crunchy capsicum taste, you can remove it after sauting and add at the end. But I cooked up everything together to make the capsicum soft.

Try this yummy, different capsicum kurma and enjoy with chapathi / roti !
capsicum kurma recipe

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