35 CAPSICUM DHAL

Capsicum( Bell Pepper) Dhal( Paruppu/Pappu)


Dhal - 3/4 cup (can use toor dhal or masoor dhal)
Onion - 1 medium chopped fine
Capsicum - 1 big chopped into thin stripes
Garlic - 3 flakes sliced thinly
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Kitchen king masala - 1/4 tsp
Salt as needed
Oil - 1 - 1 1/2 tbsp
Lemon/lime juice - 1 tbsp
Coriander leaves chopped - for garnishing
Mustard seeds/ urad dhal and cumin seeds - very little of each
A simple dhal with capsicum. Goes well with rice and or chapathi.


I like masoor dhal a lot so have used masoor dhal. Wash and cook dhal till soft. Keep it aside. If using toor dhal then cook in a pressure cooker for 2 - 3 whistles.


Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, urad dhal and cumin. Wait for few seconds and add chopped onion and fry till light brown. Next add sliced garlic and fry for another 2 - 3 minutes. Next add capsicum slices. Fry well for another 3 - 4 mts. Add all the powder and mix once. Immediately add the cooked dhal along with salt. Add water if needed according to thickness needed and cook till it comes up to a boil. Reduce flame and cook for 2 - 3 minutes. Remove and add lime juice and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.


35 comments/Reactions:

srikars kitchen said...

looks yummy & delicious,, looks perfect..

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Simple yet tasty dhal, love your photos too....

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Wow Padma capsicum in dal looks good. It must have enhanced the flavour of the Dal. Isn't it??
Deepa

Vrinda said...

Never tried this combo..sounds and looks so delish...

Padma said...

Thanks Sripriya, Treat and Trick, Deepa and Vrinda...
Yes Deepa capsicum enhanced the flavor and we liked it a lot.

Rachana Kothari said...

Yummy daal! And a beautifuly click too:)

Madhuri said...

Nice Click and Dal looks delicious and perfect for white warm rice

kitchen queen said...

this dish is very tempting and delicious too.

Gulmohar said...

That's a new combo for me..looks so delicious, Padma !

Panchpakwan said...

Looks so delicous & spicy Padma ! Lovely color too..

Priya said...

Love dal with capsi, looks delicious...

kothiyavunu said...

The combination of ingredients sound divine.perfect with roti..

FoodyGuru (Srimathi) said...

Hi Padma,

What is Kitchen King Masala, is it a brand of masala?

Uma said...

looks yummy!!

Gita said...

Dhal looks so comforting and yummy Padma..I too sometimes add capsicums to dhal :)

PriyaRaj said...

Lime juice in dhal aa...different ...nice one..

Nandini said...

Delicious dal! Nice pictures!!

Ms.Chitchat said...

Yummy looking dal, capscicum enhances the flavour and I love it. Never tried this, sure to try soon.

Shama Nagarajan said...

mmm....delicious dal...i love this...have posted it long back...

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Dhal luks gr8 padma,i love capsicum...will try i soon...healthy recipe...

Valarmathi said...

Never tried this combo, sounds interesting, will try this.

shanthi said...

looks perfect. Wonderful with capsicum

Prathibha said...

saw in many blogs,but never attempted...
looks yummy

பித்தனின் வாக்கு said...

realy nice and super. its looking very good. today i also posted one different dish. pls try it.

Aruna Manikandan said...

I love the smell of capsicum :-)
Capsicum dhal looks perfect and delicious!!!

Pavithra said...

I can feel the aroma here itself padma, I too love this has wonderful flavor and taste na...yummy.

Tina said...

Nice combination...Looks yummy.

Padma said...

Thank you all for your comments... capsicum in dhal was very flavorful...
@ Srimathi(Foodyguru) Kitchen king masala is a type of powder used in curries. We get it in many brands like everest or badshah. It is just like garam masala which gives a good taste to the curry. Let me know if I cleared you or will be happy to post a photo of an packet.

Babli said...

Absolutely new way of preparing dal with capsicum. Dal looks yummy and tempting. Wonderful recipe.

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ganga said...

yummy and delicious dear...

Kalai said...

An wonderful idea of using capsicum with dal..I love your dish, would definitely like to give it a try.

Siddhi S said...

wow yummy dal...nice recipe

Mangala Bhat said...

wow! yummy recipe! Sorry for the late comment!:(

Sashi said...

Capsicum in dhal, never heard if it. tried it. Looks yummy !!

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