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Capsicum Besan (Chick Pea Flour) Curry

Jhunka Bhakar is a very popular Maharashtrian delicacy.  Jhunka/Pitla in Marathi is a besan gravy which is generally served with Rice flat bread/Bhakri.    

Ingredients:
Capsicum/Green Bell Pepper - 1 big
Onion - 1 medium
Besan/Gram Flour/Chick Pea Flour - 2 tbsp heaped
Cilantro/Coriander leaves - about 1/2 cup 
Garlic - 5 big cloves
Curry Leaves - a sprig
Mustard Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Cumin/Jeera Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric/Haldi - 1/4 tsp
Salt
Oil

Method:
1. Chop onions, capsicum either fine or medium.  Finely chop cilantro, lengthwise slit green chillies and crush garlic cloves.  Wash Curry leaves and pat them dry. 
2. In a bowl, mix the gram flour, turmeric, little salt with about 1/2 cup water.  Mix well to avoid lumps.  Consistency is thinner than pakoda/bhajia batter.
3. In a kadhai/wok, add oil, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves and crushed garlic.  Saute for about a minute and add chopped onions.
4. After about 5 minutes add chopped capsicum and slit green chillies.  Add little salt and saute till capsicum gets cooked.
5. Add the gram flour liquid, chopped cilantro and continue stirring.  Cook till besan thickens and it starts boiling.
6. Turn off the heat and serve Capsicum Besan Curry with chapati or rice roti.

29 comments:

  1. Hey am sure Besan with capsicum is one of the best combos. Curry looks very good.

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  2. capsicum besan currry looks delicious.the combination is good.i like capsicum.
    its a good combo with chapati..we have to add more coriander leaves or just for seasoning..thanks for sharing another mh delicacy

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  3. Thanks Pavithra and Prani for the lovely words.

    Prani, I use coriander leaves generously, about 1/3 cup chopped coriander.

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  4. Prani, I edited my post accordingly. thanks for bringing this to my notice.

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  5. I prepared the same junka with okra long back, capsicum besan curry looks truly yummy..

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  6. nice post, uma..like the ingredients a lot!

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  7. hey uma how r u?...i missed mny of ur earlier posta as i dint nt gt tym 2 do blog hopping...loved this jhunka bakar...yummy combo...jhunka looks nice n healthy n nice addtion wid capsicum

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  8. delicious curry looks yummy..never tried this combo..sure will try it soon...

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  9. Nice and simple, healthy and looks tasty :)

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  10. Simple & i really liked this one....

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  11. Nice and wonderful recipe. so drool worthy. delicious.

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  12. koi bhi dish ho agar besan ki to humein pasand aati hi hai...and this is also looking so perfect :)

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  13. Wooow,,Uma nice curry in capsicum looks delicious dear..

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  14. adding flour to capsicum sounds new to me and very interesting dear....
    Thx. for sharing :-)

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  15. looks delicious uma ..... I love capsicum and always on a look out to try some thing new ....

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  16. Hi uma curry looks delicious and besan must be giving lot of flavor to the dish.

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  17. This curry looks delicious I love all yoghurt based sauces.Simply delicious.

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  18. Good Capsicum curry with Besan. I liked it.

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  19. Nice combo.Looks delicious & easy.

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  20. good..I will try..never heard or seen that!

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  21. looks delicious and i'm going to try it for roti

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  22. this curry looks tasty. going to try today :)

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  23. great tasty curry have to try in your style uma

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  24. THis dish is one of my favourites...I cook it quite often...

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  25. Thanks Priya, Meena, Siddhi, Ammu, Swapna, Meeso, Rajeev, Sushma, Jay, Abhi, Sathya, Aruna, Preeti, Kshipra, Simply.Food, Sridevi, Madhura, Harman, Krishnaveni, Arthi, Knk, Kamalika for stopping by and the lovely comments.

    Priya, okra is such a nice option.

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  26. I loved it! My daughter and I had this for dinner the other night and we both could not get enough! We kept mmmming it the whole time! I'm linking it from my blog :)

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  27. am glad Meeso that you and your daughter liked the curry. Thanks for the feedback Meeso!

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