How to make Dal Capsicum -

Split pigeon pea and split Bengal gram with capsicum-South Indian style.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal) (तुवर दाल/अरहर दाल), Green capsicums (हरी शिमला मिर्च )

Cuisine : Andhra

Course : Dals and Kadhis

For more recipes related to Dal Capsicum checkout Dal Tadka. You can also find more Dals and Kadhis recipes like Punjrattani Dal Shengdanyachi Amti Varan Kadla

Dal Capsicum

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The cuisine of Andhra Pradesh is reputedly the spiciest of all Indian cuisine. Foods include both the original spicy Andhra cooking and Muslim-influenced Hyderabadi cuisine. Rice is the staple diet and is used in a wide variety of ways.
Hyderabadi cuisine is influenced by the Muslim population, which arrived in Andhra centuries ago. Much of the cuisine revolves around meat. It is rich and aromatic, with a liberal use of exotic spices, ghee, nuts and dry fruits.

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Dal Capsicum Recipe

  • Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal) 1/2 cup

  • Green capsicums 2-3 medium

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) 2 tablespoons

  • Curry leaves 4-5

  • Whole dry red chillies 3-4

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 6 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon


Step 1

Soak toor dal and chana dal in two cups of water for half an hour. Wash, halve, de-seed and finely chop capsicums. Wash and pat dry curry leaves.

Step 2

Remove stems of whole red chillies. Grind soaked dals along with whole red chillies, asafoetida and salt a little coarsely.

Step 3

Remove stems of whole red chillies. Grind soaked dals along with whole red chillies, asafoetida and salt a little coarsely.

Step 4

Once the seeds begin to crackle add the ground dals and stir. Cook till the water dries up and the dals turn golden brown. Add the sautéed capsicum and mix well.

Step 5

Serve hot.

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