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16.8g / 40%
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8.8g / 49%
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Capsicum Besan Bhaji Recipe

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45Min
Medium
Capsicum Besan Bhaji is a delicious North Indian recipe made with chunks of capsicum, coated with roasted gram flour and tossed in a bunch of spices. Served with rice or chapatti, or even a khichri, it is a favorite with any one who tries it.

Ingredients

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4 Servings
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This dish was made for 4 here

2  Tablespoons
Oil
0.5  Teaspoon
Mustard Seed
0.5  Teaspoon
Cumin Seed
1  Large
Onions
4  Cloves
Garlic (Chopped)
2 
Green Chillies (Chopped)
10 
Curry Leaves
0.5  Teaspoon
Turmeric Powder
0.5  Teaspoon
Red Chilli Powder
0.25  Teaspoon
Hing (Asafoetida)
3 
Capsicum
1  Pinch
Salt (To Taste)
0.25  Cup
Water
0.5  Cup
Besan (Roasted)
2  Tablespoons
Coriander Leaves (Chopped)
1  Teaspoon
Lime Juice

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Nutrition Value

Energy
160.24 kcal
Protein
4.52 g
Carbohydrates
16.84 g
Fats
8.82 g
Information per serving
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Instruction

45 Minutes
Step 1
15 Min
Prepare ingredients as mentioned in the list. Capsicum Besan Bhaji Recipe
Step 2
8 Min
Heat oil in a karahi, add mustard seeds and when they splutter add the cumin seeds. Then add the onions, garlic, green chillies and curry leaves. Sauté till onions are translucent and soft. Capsicum Besan Bhaji Recipe
Step 3
5 Min
Then add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and asafetida, on a low flame, mix well ensuring that they do not get burnt. Now add the capsicum cubes and salt, mix well with the rest of the ingredients. For a special taste add a sachet of MAGGI Masala-ae-Magic. Capsicum Besan Bhaji Recipe
Step 4
10 Min
Pour ¼ cup water and stir. Cover and cook the capsicum on a low flame. The capsicum has to become tender. Capsicum Besan Bhaji Recipe
Step 5
5 Min
Then sprinkle the roasted besan, 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing well each time. If the bhaji looks very dry, then you can sprinkle some water. Switch off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves and lime juice. Capsicum Besan Bhaji Recipe
Step 6
2 Min
Serve hot with rotis or rice and dal. Capsicum Besan Bhaji Recipe
Capsicum Besan Bhaji Recipe

Step 1 of 6

Prepare ingredients as mentioned in the list.

Capsicum Besan Bhaji Recipe

Step 2 of 6

Heat oil in a karahi, add mustard seeds and when they splutter add the cumin seeds. Then add the onions, garlic, green chillies and curry leaves. Sauté till onions are translucent and soft.

Capsicum Besan Bhaji Recipe

Step 3 of 6

Then add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and asafetida, on a low flame, mix well ensuring that they do not get burnt. Now add the capsicum cubes and salt, mix well with the rest of the ingredients. For a special taste add a sachet of MAGGI Masala-ae-Magic.

Capsicum Besan Bhaji Recipe

Step 4 of 6

Pour ¼ cup water and stir. Cover and cook the capsicum on a low flame. The capsicum has to become tender.

Capsicum Besan Bhaji Recipe

Step 5 of 6

Then sprinkle the roasted besan, 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing well each time. If the bhaji looks very dry, then you can sprinkle some water. Switch off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves and lime juice.

Capsicum Besan Bhaji Recipe

Step 6 of 6

Serve hot with rotis or rice and dal.

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