Capsicum Fry – Capsicum Besan Sabji

May 28, 2014 Bell Pepper/CapsicumDry Sabji  8 comments

Capsicum Besan Sabji is a quick stir fry recipe that goes well with rice or roti. It can be made easily with the ingredients commonly available in your pantry. This is a favorite since my childhood. The flavour & crunchines of capsicum along with the aroma of besan is heavenly. I would love to pack these for lunch wrapped in a roti or with a simple curd rice.

Now to the recipe…


[Preparation Time-10 mins : Cooking Time- 20 mins]


  • Capsicum – 4
  • Onion – 2
  • Oil – 4 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds/Jeera – 1 tsp
  • Salt – as needed
  • Coriander powder – 1 tbsp
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder – a pinch
  • Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Besan/Gram Flour – 3 tbsp


  • Heat a pan with oil and temper with cumin seeds. Add chopped onions and saute till transparent. Add cubed capsicum and saute.

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  • Add all the spice powders – salt, chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, jeera powder and stir well. Cook covered for a few mins until half cooked.

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  • The capsicum must be crunchy. Do not overcook it. Now add besan/gram flour and stir well. Fry it till the raw smell of besan goes off. The sabji should be roasted well.

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Capsicum Besan Sabji is ready.

Serve hot with roti or rice.



  1. Do not overcook the capsicum, they must be crunchy.
  2. Make sure to get rid of the raw smell of besan, else the capsicum besan sabji will not taste good. U can dry roast the besan first and then add finally too.

8 comments to Capsicum Fry – Capsicum Besan Sabji

  • veenashankar  says:

    looks yum! love it

  • jaspinder kaur  says:

    This is the great recipe., capsicum always go very well with besan. Simple and our family favorite.

  • Preetha  says:

    Very tasty side dish…when served with any roti’s

  • Rani Vijoo  says:

    tempting and tasty side dish with boiled rice or chappathii…yummy!

  • swathi  says:

    Capsicum zhunka looks delicious love it.

  • Akila  says:

    Very tempting curry

  • Priya  says:

    Capsicum zunka looks excellent side dish for chappathis, simply delicious.

  • vibha  says:

    i always love this dish , luks tempting , visit my space pls

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