Dec 5, 2013

Capsicum Kurma (Korma) / Bell Pepper Kurma / Pepper Gravy - Sidedish for Chapati, Roti & Naan

I love trying different types of kormas. These gravies are so versatile, they pair beautifully with any indian breads. These bread just soaks up the gravy beautifully. I love making it with all sorts of vegetables. I wanted to try out a kurma only with capsicum, but what is dont like is the capsicum getting too cooked and just becoming soggy. So i sauted it separately so it retains it crunchyness.

Generally kormas need a thickening source, it can be either ground up coconut masala, or cashew masala or even poppyseed masala or even some coconut milk. This kurma getting its thickening from peanuts. It is a kind of different one, you will surely love it..So try it and let me know how it turns out for you.

Preparation Time : 15 mins
Cooking Time: 40 to 45 mins
Serves - 4 to 5


Oil - 3 tblspn
Butter - 2 tblspn
Bell Pepper/Capsicum - 2 ( I used green and red)
Tomatoes - 2 large pureed
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tblspn
Chilli powder - 2 tsp
Garam Masala powder - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
Sugar - 1 tsp
Water as needed

For Grinding:
Peanuts - 3 tblspn
Ginger - 1 tblspn
Garlic - 6 cloves
Onion - 1 large chopped


Heat 1 tblspn of oil. Add in the chopped peppers and saute them for 2 to 3 mins. Now remove them to a  bowl.

In the same kadai with the leftover oil, add in the peanuts and roast them for a couple of mins. Add in ginger, garlic and onions. Saute them for 5 mins or so.

Allow this to cool a little. Now Remove the to a blender and puree them.

In the same kadai. Add 2 tblspn of oil. Add in the pureed onion mix and saute them well in the oil.

Add in chilli, coriander, turmeric, garam masala powders, salt and sugar. Saute them for a min.

Add in tomato puree and mix well. Cook for 5 mins or so till oil separates.

Pour in some water and bring it to boil.Cover and simmer for 10 mins or so.

Now add in the cooked capsicum and mix well. Simmer for a couple of min.

Add in butter, lemon juice, coriander leaves and switch off the flame.

Serve with chapati or naan.

Heat some oil

Add in capsicum

Toss well in the oil

Remove them to a bowl
In the remaining oil add in peanuts

When roasted add in ginger and garlic

Add in onions

saute the for few mins

remove them to a blender

make into a fine puree

heat 2 tblspn of oil

Add in some cumin seeds

Add the pureed onion mix

saute till oil separates

Now in goes turmeric

coriander powder

chilli powder

and some garam masala powder

mix them till oil separates

Add in tomato puree

mix well

season with salt and sugar

Pour in some water

Mix well

Cover and simmer

When the gravy is simmered add the peppers

mix well and let it cook for a couple of mins

squeeze some lemon juice

add a blob of butter

mix well


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nayana said... Best Blogger Tips

kurma looks very delcious....

Shravanthi said... Best Blogger Tips

Just tried it... It came out awesome! Was really apprehensive to try out a super new combo like peanuts and onion together.. but turned out to be really really good!!
Thanks so much!!!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I tried this recipe. Its really cool. Very very tasty. Thanks for this post !

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Tried this last week, it came out super awesome. Thanks Aarthi :)
Appreciate your blog effort though you are new mom. Keep going
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Deepika said... Best Blogger Tips

I tried today came out very well. Every one at home relished it. Thanks Aarthi

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I tried this today came out very well. Everyone at home relished this dish. Thanks Aarthi

vikramadevi said... Best Blogger Tips

I tried it today. It was so tasty. Thank u

Bharathi Mohan said... Best Blogger Tips

I tried ur receipe. It came out well. Thank u Aarthi for the wonderful receipe.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

really turned out well. awesome receipe

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I tried this receipe.Its very tasty.Thanks Aarti.

Ann Mary George said... Best Blogger Tips

I tried this recipe nd it was a super hit. My husband loved it. Thank u so much for dis wonderful recipe...

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I tried the recepie and loved it. Thank you for sharing :)

RC said... Best Blogger Tips

This came out extremely well. I have never tried any recipe with Capsicum.This is the first time and everyone loved it. Thank you so much for posting this recipe.

Anusuya said... Best Blogger Tips

Kurma was really awesome.

Bhanu Chandar said... Best Blogger Tips

Tried this today...Was Yummmm....Thank u Aarthi....��

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank u for the delicious recipes. Whoever follow ur recipes will surely remember u while having food.. God bless..