Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Potato & Bellpepper Thoran

Simple side dish tastes marvellous when served with hot steaming sambhar or with hot rasam...This thoran is really quite easy to prepare with both potato and bellpepper chunks cooked in a thick coconut-sesame based paste which is prepared with dry roasted sesame seeds, cumin seeds, green chillies & grated coconut..This dish doesnt go for chopping onions or tomatoes or any other particular spices...Really very easy and quick side dish to make out...Any combination of veggies would  definitely works out fantastic with this sesame-coconut based grounded paste.


2nos Potatoes (diced)
2nos Green bell peppers (diced)
1/2tsp Turmeric powder
2tsp Coconut oil
1/4tsp Mustard seeds
2tsp Coriander leaves (chopped)
Salt

To Grind:
1/4cup Grated coconut
1tbsp Sesame seeds
1tsp Cumin seeds
3nos Green chillies

Dry roast sesame seeds and grind everything from the list 'to grind' as bit coarse paste with enough water and keep aside..Heat coconut oil and let splutters the mustard seeds, add the diced potatoes saute with turmeric powder and salt for few minutes, add the diced bellpeppers and saute again for few seconds, add the grounded paste to the veggies and toss gently until the grounded paste get well mixed,springle some water and close with the lid...

Put the flame in simmer and cook everything well until the veggies get well cooked and the oil gets separates from the veggies..garnish with coriander leaves..

Serve hot with any rice dish!!

38 comments:

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

yummy recipe...

priya said... Reply To This Comment

wow..the thoran looks absolutely delicious, priya!

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy,a must try this is Priya.Love the new event and will try to send an entry.

Saveurs et Gourmandises said... Reply To This Comment

Un plat goûteux qui me plait beaucoup.
Je note ta recette.
A bientôt.

Prathibha said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy curry..I do this combo a lot..

Rachana Kothari said... Reply To This Comment

The Thoran looks yumm...and healthy too:)

Happy cook said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious to scoop up with chapathies or as a sude dish for rice.

Babli said... Reply To This Comment

Wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous new year.
Thanks for this wonderful recipe. Looks delicious.

Asha said... Reply To This Comment

Masala sounds wonderful, love the alu and pepper combo.

Jagruti said... Reply To This Comment

Hey Priya

that potato & bellpepper thoran looks perfact for my lunch today...

Cheers

Sarah Naveen said... Reply To This Comment

Thats a new combo..Simply superb..perfect with rice..

prasu said... Reply To This Comment

wow.......priya really the thoran looks delicious with all the gravy coated...........yummmmmmmmm

SE said... Reply To This Comment

sesame seeds will notch up the taste of any dish ! easy one !

Balakrishna Saraswathy said... Reply To This Comment

Extremely delicious my my..just love the click:)

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

love the combo of capsicum & potato..goes well with roti and a very nice recipe to try

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

Wonderful masala Priya. Lovely combo and tasty also. Appadiye sapidanum pola irrukku.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said... Reply To This Comment

Can tell the taste & flavor from the picture, looks delicious.

Sharmilee! :) said... Reply To This Comment

Both r my fav veggies.....gud flavour it wud have given!

Padhu said... Reply To This Comment

This is new to me using sesame seed paste.Will surely try this because of my love for sesame seeds.Thanks for sharing.

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

Looks delicious, loved the ground masala you used in this curry ! I am sure it tasted awesome :-)

Gulmohar said... Reply To This Comment

unique thoran..looks delicious, Priya...

Soma Pradhan said... Reply To This Comment

Nice curry. I like capsicum very much

Mythreyi Dilip said... Reply To This Comment

Looks very tempting and delicious Shri. Sounds simple and easy to make, will try this soon:)

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

Very nice thoran. Now I know what to do with those bellpeppers lying on my fridge.

Anshika said... Reply To This Comment

Wonderful dish and the photo has come out to be just perfect too

munchcrunchandsuch said... Reply To This Comment

looks pretty gud to me priya..bookmarking it

muns said... Reply To This Comment

machi... thoran attagasam... kalakura.. naan daily ippo blog'a visitaren..

simply.food said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely recipe I frequently cook bell peppers and potatoes but never with sesame seeds and coconut will definately try this recipe.lovelely pic too.

Sathya Sankar said... Reply To This Comment

Looks delicious priya, perfect side dish!

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

Looks delicious.

Mangala Bhat said... Reply To This Comment

looks deliciousoo! Thnaks for sharing!

Madhu said... Reply To This Comment

Looks delicious Priya, love all the combos..perfect!

Siddhi S said... Reply To This Comment

wow priya this seem very interesting...nice spices used, and ingredients combo is superb

kothiyavunu said... Reply To This Comment

So delicious!! For a great bell pepper fan like me, this dish sure will please the palates!! Great click... :)

MR said... Reply To This Comment

that a lil' different thoran love the color and the recipe

Uj said... Reply To This Comment

I love the combination of potato and capsicum :D

Shri said... Reply To This Comment

Thoran I am assuming is curry..but that sounds and looks mouthwatering

my kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Looks inviting,yummy side dish