Thursday, February 3, 2011

Gobi Capsicum Subzi/Cauliflower Bell Pepper Curry..

We all know for a fact that the masala or spice powders such as red chilly powder, coriander cumin powder, amchur powder, garam masala , black pepper powder, turmeric and hing when used in different  permutation and combination form the standard base for most of the curries.
The Gobi Capsicum curry or subzi is one such curry which i often prepare and it is a very nice side dish to go with  any roti or rice item.
Here is the recipe:


Bell Pepper/Capsicum- 1 Large

Cauliflower florets- 2 Cups

Onion - 1 medium

Tomato- 2 medium or 1 Tbsp tomato paste

Green chillies-2 small (optnl)

Chopped Cilantro to garnish

Oil- 2Tbsp

Cumin seeds-1 Tbsp

Carom seeds/Omam/Ajwain-1/2 Tsp

Masala/Spice Powders:

Red chilly powder- 1Tsp

Coriander Cumin powder- 1 Tbsp

Garam masala-1 Tsp (optnl)

Kasuri methi/dried fenugreek leaves- 1 Tbsp

Turmeric - 1 Tsp

Asafoetida/hing- a pinch

Salt to taste


1.Cut the capsicum and onion into long strips and chop the tomatoes finely.

2.Wash the cauliflower florets and boil it in hot water with salt for a few minutes.This is basically to remove any worms if any in the florets also boiling it in the process.

3.Heat oil in a pan and add the cumin, carom seeds, onions and the green chillies and saute till onions turn slightly brown.

4.Add the tomatoes and the spice powders except salt and let it cook for a few minutes.

5.Next, add the capsicum and cauliflower florets and salt and give it a light stir.

6.Cover and let it cook till the veggies get the flavour of the spice powders.Crush the kasoori methi between your fingers and sprinkle on the curry.

7.Garnish with chopped cilantro and a few drops of lemon if preferred.Let sit for two minutes before


That was yummy Peas Pulao and Gobi Capsicum Curry!! 

1 comment:

  1. I searched for this recipe after fining only two veggies(capsicum and cauliflower) in my fridge, and that too only in just enough quantities that would together make just one sabji. I found and made this recipe today and it turned out wonderful!.. something like a restaurant special for the day.. :)
    Thanks for the recipe!