Besan Shimla Mirch / Capsicum-Besan

A delicious vegetable recipe, though it doesn't need lot of preparation and spices. But still it tastes awesome. In my school days, when my mom used to cook this curry, i thought it was really tough for me to cook, but when i made this curry yesterday i realised it was very easy.

Besan Shimla Mirch / Capsicum-Besan

Ingredients: 2 capsicums, cut into 1 inch cubes
4 tbsp besan (gram flour)
3 tbsp oil
1tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp hing
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste
1 tsp lemon juice


1: Dry roast gram flour in a non stick pan with coriander powder on a low flame stirring continuously. When it starts sticking to the pan and nice aroma comes, add red chilly powder, mix and remove from fire.Take out in a plate.

2: Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, hing, turmeric powder and saute for few seconds.

3: Now add capsicum / shimla mirch, salt and cook till soft on low flame.

4: Add lemon juice, besan / gram flour mix well, sprinkle few drops of water, cover with a lid and cook for 3-4 minutes stirring in between otherwise gram flour will stick at the bottom.

5: Serve hot with roti, chapati.


1: Since i like besan in this curry, so i added 1 cup of besan. That's why u can see more besan in the pic.

1 comment:

Suni Bhurani said...

Besan Shimla Mirch is one of the special dish of Shimla that normally served to the tourist when they make a tour. The place is suitable to visit during holiday that you can explore with your family.