Capsicum usili recipe: Usili is a famous recipe from Tamil Nadu, in which pulses are cooked with spices. It is mostly cooked with beans but here we will cook it with capsicum. Easy to prepare and good in taste, you can serve this sabzi along with your South Indian meal.
Serve Capsicum Usili along with Tomato Onion Sambar, Rice, and Papad for a weekday meal.
- Course: Lunch
- Diet: Vegetarian
- Equipment Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
- Prep in: 15 M
- Cooks in: 20 M
- Total in: 35 M
- Makes: 4 Servings
Ingredients need to make capsicum usili recipe
- 1 cup Yellow Moong Dal, soaked for 1 hour
- 2 capsicum (green), finely chopped
- 2 dry red chilies
- 1 teaspoon fennel
- 1 tsp Rai
- 1/2 tsp white urad dal (split)
- 1 sprig of curry leaves
- 1 Asafoetida, a pinch
- Salt to taste
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Method of making capsicum usili
- To make Capsicum Usili, first, wash and soak the moong dal for 1 hour.
- Drain the water and grind it in a mixer grinder along with dry red chili, fennel, and salt.
- Now heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and urad dal. After cooking for 10 seconds, add asafoetida and curry leaves.
- Now add capsicum and salt to it and mix well. Let it cook for 3 to 5 minutes.
- Take out the capsicum in a bowl and keep it separately.
- In the same pan, add some more oil and add chili and lentil paste. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes.
- Now add cooked capsicum to it and mix it well.
- Cook for another 5 minutes and serve hot.
- Serve Capsicum Usili along with Tomato Onion Sambar, Rice, and Papad for a weekday meal.
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