Thursday, March 19, 2009

Capsicum N Tomato Pappu

Capsicum is a vegetable that comes in an exciting range of colors, like green, red and yellow. It is native to America and in fact, has been cultivated by the people of the tropical Americas since thousands of years. Known by a number of names, like chili pepper, bell pepper and red or green pepper, the vegetable is used as a spice, medicine and obviously, a vegetable. Apart from being great in taste, capsicum also holds a great degree of nutritional value and accords numerous health benefits to people. They are rich in proteins, vitamin A&C, they are good for diabetics,promotes cardiovascular health by helping lower blood pressure, athey helps to reduce cholesterol..i combined green capsicum n tomato to make my dal, which goes perfectly as gravy for hot steaming rice dish also with rotis n parathas..this dal tastes awesome..i dedicate this tomato capsicum dal to my family as we love tomato pappu much, coz this pappu tastes divine with hot steaming rice topped with ghee and papads...

1cup Capsicum pieces
1/2cup Cooked toor dal
1no Onion chopped
2nos Tomatoes(pureed)
2nos Green chillies
1/2tsp Lemon juice
1tsp Mustard seeds+urad dal
2nos Dry red chillies
Few cumin seeds
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
2tbsp Coriander leaves (chopped)

Heat enough oil in a kadai, add the mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds, dry red chillies n asafoetida powder and let them splutters, add the chopped onion,slit opened green chillies, fresh tomato puree n stir everything for a while, now add the capsicum pieces n saute with salt for a while, add the cooked toor dal n add enough water, bring everything to boil..put the flame in simmer n cook until the capsicum pieces are tender, add the lemon juice n put off the stove..add the chopped coriander leaves to the pappu..

Serve hot with steaming rice topped with ghee!!


Varunavi said... Reply To This Comment

lol priya today i made tomato pappu and i have added coriender leaves to it

arthi said... Reply To This Comment

H Priya,nice recipe... have done tomato pappu.. but not tried wit capsicum combo... will try soon

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

delicious pappu

srikars kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious & Nice priya... kalakunga..

RAKS KITCHEN said... Reply To This Comment

I have never tried capsicum in paruppu! I would love to try this out some time! Bookmarked and kept:)

Gita's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

The dhal looks so delicious Priya, great idea of using capsicum...adding tomato puree in dhal is also very new to me, I should try this yummy dhal soon :)

Asha said... Reply To This Comment

Almost looks like a great meat dish, I will try this. I have 3 Capsicums and Tomato sauce! :)

Kitchen Flavours said... Reply To This Comment

Wow something new combo...Looks spicy and yum. Love the color. Nice and yum entry...

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

I make sambar with capsi looks delicous the pappu!

Happy cook said... Reply To This Comment

I hav enever had capsicum in al, but i am sure going to try this combo as it looks so yummy delicious and love the colour too.

Indhu said... Reply To This Comment

nice idea :)
have made spicy gravy with tomato and capsicum - but never added dhal to it... love the colour :)

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

nice combo priya capsicum and tomato dal looks yummy

Varsha Vipins said... Reply To This Comment

Yumm..Bet its so divine with rice n ghee.Am so fond of this dish,used to have it so much with rice from our office mess...But ofcourse that was normal pappu.grt addition :)

AnuSriram said... Reply To This Comment

Looks lovely! A comforting food with a cup of rice and a little ghee!

Ivy said... Reply To This Comment

It sounds great with all those lovely ingredients.

Superchef said... Reply To This Comment

mmm delicious..perfect comfort food to me!

Deepa Hari said... Reply To This Comment

Looks delicious Priya...i love it.

Poornima Nair said... Reply To This Comment

Never used capsicum with dal...that looks delicious...