Tilli Phalli Shimla Mirch

Capsicum cooked with sesame seeds and peanuts. This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Tilli Phalli Shimla Mirch
Main Ingredients Green capsicum, Sesame seeds (black)
Cuisine Indian
Course Main Course Vegetarian
Prep Time 6-10 minutes
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Tilli Phalli Shimla Mirch

  • 2 medium Green capsicum
  • 2 1/2 cup Sesame seeds (black)
  • 1/2 cup Roasted peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 10-12 Curry leaves
  • 2 medium Onions, chopped
  • 1 inch pie Ginger, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • to taste Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tamarind pulp


  1. Cut the capsicums into pieces, discarding the seeds.
  2. Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves. Sauté for 1 minute.Add onions and sauté till light brown.
  3. Crush roasted peanuts in a grinder. Add sesame seeds and grind coarsely. Add ginger, garlic and turmeric powder to the pan. Mix well. 
  4. Add coriander powder, red chilli powder and capsicum pieces. Toss to mix.
  5. Add a little water, salt and mix well. Add a little more water and cook till the capsicum is soft. Add ground powder and mix well. Add tamarind pulp and mix well. Cook for 1-2 minutes. Serve hot.