July 2, 2008

Capsicum Barada (Bell Pepper Curry)

The name 'Barada' is native to a place called 'Karimnagar' in Andhra Pradesh, India and its a curry cooked with any vegetable with chickpea flour. One of my favorite veggies is 'Green Bell Peppers' and 'Capsicum Barada' is my mom's specialty...:) It tastes yum when served hot with rice and a dollop of ghee. Enjoi..!


2 Green Bell Peppers/, chopped
2 tbsp Besan (Chickpea Lentil Flour)
1 tsp Urad dal, Mustard seeds, Cumin seeds
2-3 whole Red Chillies
1 tbsp Oil
Salt to taste
1 tsp Red Chilli powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric
pinch of Asafoetida


Heat oil in a pan, add urad, mustard, cumin seeds, whole red chillies and a pinch of asafoetida. Let the seeds splutter.

Add chopped bell peppers and mix until they get lightly coated with the tempering.

Sprinkle the besan flour over the veggies, Mix well and cook for 8-9 minutes, covered on medium-low flame, until cooked.

Season with salt, turmeric and red chilli powder. Stir well and cook for couple of minutes. Serve!


A hearty thanks to 'Mrs. SriLekha', 'Vegetable Platter' and 'Andhra Flavors' for passing me 'Blogging with a purpose' award..:). thats so sweet of you folks!

..and I pass this to my best friend and all of my dear readers who patiently check out every post of mine and take time to leave their valued comments!!!

Signing off for now,


  1. "ohhh! Thank you (sniff)(sniff) It would not have been possible without all my dear readers - I would like to take this minute to thank my dear mom dad and everyone in my family - sniff sniff"

    heheheheh - I think all these award function is rubbing off on me ;) Choo chweet - thank u Siri for thinking me worthy enough and yeah! hip hip hooray to your andhra fav :) luks simple enough. Will make it soon :)

  2. I make this too,posted at FH but never knew the name, just called it stir fry!:D
    Looks great Siri, authentic dishes are always welcome. Enjoy the award too!:)

  3. Love the simple curry :) Enjoy ur award!

  4. that looks delicious - congrats on the award! :-)

  5. that's delicious capsicum fry Siri! Never knew the name before. Congrats on the well deserved award.

    Just to remind: you seem to forgot picking up your surprise here:


  6. Looks delicious..Should be perfect with rice and dhall

  7. I also make capsicum curry same way. It's very simple and easy to make. Congrats on the well deserved award

  8. i make the exact same thing with okra :)

  9. I do this too, but somehow potatoes always seem to sneak in before the peppers! I love anything which is peeth perron (Coated with besan). Yummy is the word!

  10. Yummm. Reminded me of the good old days when mom used make. You can substitute bell peppers with potato or French Cut beans.

    A great combination with 'pacchi pulusu'

    Thanks for sharing


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