Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Corn Capsicum Tava Masala (Corn Bell Pepper Stir Fry)

Corn Capsicum Tava masala is dish from the North Indian cusine. You could find a restaurant style Corn capsicum masala in the recipe index posted by Gokulanandhini which is more of a gravy type.  Tawa masala usually refers to veggies sauted on a tava(skillet) and flavoured with different spices. I found this intersting dish on Sanjeev Kapoor's "Khana Khazana", an Indian cookery show and tried to experiment it with my ideas. The outcome was pretty good.

Green capsicum (green bell pepper)- 3
Corn kernnel- 1 cup
corriander powder- 1 tsp
cumin powder- 1/2 tsp
garam masala- 1 tsp
Tava fry masala (MDH brand)- 1/2 tsp
yogurt- 2 tbsp
red chilli powder- 1 tsp
turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida- a pinch
cilantro (corriander leaves)- to Garnish
sugar- 1tp (optional)
oil 3 tbsp
salt to taste

To grind
tomatoes- 3 medium sized
cashews- 10 (soaked in warm water for 15 mins)
green chillies- 2

Grind the above ingredients into smooth paste.

Chop the capsicum into big pieces. Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan and add capsicum and corn kernnels and fry them until golden brown but the capsicum should be slightly crisp and set aside. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan and add mustard, jeera. When the mustard cracks add a pinch of asafoetida and the ground paste. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, corriander powder, cumin powder and garam masala and saute them for 10 mins. Add the fried capsicum and corn and stir them well. Add salt and cook for 5-1o mins. Finally add the yogurt, sugar(optional) and tawa fry masala and cook for 2 mins. Turn down the heat and garnish with cilantro leaves(corriander leaves).

Suggestions: This makes an awesome side dish for rotis, nan, parathas and vegetable pulav.


  1. looks gorgeous and creamy masala, simply delicious.

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  4. Yummy and delicious capsicum masala. Bookmarking to make it. hey btw, you have an award at my blog, pls collect it.


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