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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Capsicum Peanut Masala Curry | Gravy

capsicum peanut curry

I love experimenting different varieties of gravy every time I try to do some innovation and luckily they turn out yummier than previously made so today am sharing one such recipe. Capsicum is a delicious veggie which I love to include in any vegetable gravy  and also rice. I normally make capsicum sabzi to go with phulkas and my H love it, But this time I tried out  adding peanuts and they turned out more yummier and the gravy was very flavorful !!. This curry is prepared in karnataka and northern Maharashtra a lot and will sure give a a new taste . This curry is Simpler to capsicum Kairas which is an Konkani dish but there is a ground masala added to that and they are dry compared to this . I have tried them as a gravy.

Capsicum peanut masala gravy is an perfect gravy to go with Indian breads and a perfect dinner or lunch idea. capsicum and peanut merry so well and they leave out an fantastic flavor. My H love this gravy and gave me lots of compliments. You can make your own variations to this gravy by adding sesame seeds  , potato to the gravy too . Over to the recipe..

Capsicum kairas , Karnataka cuisine

Capsicum recipes


2 medium Green Capsicum / Shimla Mirch ( chopped)
1/4 cup Roasted Peanuts( Ground the coarsely )
1-2 pods Garlic
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
1 medium Onion ( Chopped)
1 medium Tomato ( Chopped)
1/2 tsp Red Chilli pd
1/2 tsp Cumin pd
1 tsp Coriander pd
1/4 tsp Turmeric pd
2 tbsp  Oil ( I use Olive oil)
1 sprig Curry leaves 
2-3 Tbsp Coriander leaves ( Chopped)
Salt to taste


  • In a kadai / wok heat oil add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
  • After they splutter add curry leaves .
  • Then add chopped onions and saute them till translucent, add garlic to it and saute for a while.
  • Then add Tomatoes and saute them till mushy.
  • Now add chopped capsicum and saute them till the change light green in color.
  • After capsicum are half done add the dry spice powders - Red chilli pd, turmeric pd , Coriander pd and cumin pd.
  • Mix them and saute them for few seconds.
  • After the masala is well combined add the ground peanut pd and saute the for 2 mins.
  • Add 3/4 cup of water to make the gravy and cook them till you can see oil on the top of the gravy.
  • Garnish with coriander and serve them Hot with any Indian Bread.


  • You can even add ground dry coconut in this is gravy to make it more flavorful.
  • For variation you can skip tomatoes and include tamarind pulp too instead.

capsicum curry / gravy


  1. Looks perfect & tempting pic.

  2. Best for Rotis.. looks delicious..

  3. Lovely pictures manjula....curry looks so creamy and yum...

  4. yummy! I think my family would love this- will try. thanks :)

  5. That looks so yummy..

  6. Looks delicious and yummy :)

  7. Peanuts and green peppers will be very good in the curry.

  8. I can add more vegis in this lovely gravy. awesome.

  9. Nice and flavorful curry for rotis.. Looks super delicious..

  10. very good vegan curry, love it!!!

  11. Best combo with roti and nice clicks Manjula..

  12. i just love this curry..

  13. Making different types of gravy are our task .. Good one and very innovative.

  14. very different curry, love the last clicks :) must try your version sometime.

  15. Very innovative curry... I really believe that I am gonna learn a lot from you... I am glad to follow your blog :)

  16. Looks so flavorful and delicious!

  17. New recipe,drool worthy pics :)

  18. Nice and flavorful combination of peanuts and capsicum.

  19. Curry looks delicious, never tried this combo before.

  20. Looks very inviting!! Would love to try it..

  21. the curry looks so rice and flavorful...

  22. curry looks delicious..

  23. That is a super tasty curry for rotis. Peanuts give nice flavour to this curry. Yummy dish.

  24. wow what a yummy combo... Love the flavor... I used to make chutney with the combo but kurma is different.. Can't wait to make n taste it... Parcel plz...

  25. Yummy and tasty ..... Love this curry!

  26. Delicious & perfect curry..


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