My mom used to make a poriyal (fry) with snake gourd that used to be my favorite. She used to powder pottukadalai and add it to the cooked vegetable. Since I do not get snake gourd here I used to make the same with capsicum and loved it too. Most of our dishes feature lentils in one form or the other and the pantry is always filled with lentils and spice mixes.When I saw this recipe for a spicy powder I was immediately reminded of my childhood favorite. The ingredients sounded interesting and I made this fry with the powder (podi). You can make the podi in bulk and store in airtight containers and can whip up a ton of interesting dishes with it. If you do not like bell pepper, it is time to give it a try again using this interesting spice mix. Off to the recipe.
Spicy Capsicum Fry (Poriyal)
Spicy fry with capsicum.
- oil - 1 tsp
- mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
- red chillies - 4 - adjust to taste
- onion - 1 cup - chopped
- bell pepper - 4.5 cups - cut into small chunks
- salt - to taste
- pappula podi - 4 tbsp
Homemade papdi can be made following this link .
Heat oil and splutter mustard seeds; add red chillies. Next add onions; when cooked add the bell pepper and salt.
When the bell pepper is cooked add pappula podi and saute on medium flame for about 5 minutes and turn off the stove. Serve with rice or rotis.
Adjust the quantity of pappula podi to taste.
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1. Heat oil and splutter mustard seeds. Add red chillies.2. Add onions.3. Saute until onions are cooked.4. Add bell pepper and salt.5. Bell pepper is cooked.6. Add pappula podi.7. Cook for about 5 min on medium flame and turn off the stove. Serve with rice or rotis.
Healthy and tasty curry ready.