Capsicum Sesame Subzi

Makes: 2 to 3 serves


Red capsicum – 1 big (chopped into squares)

Green capsicum – 1 big (chopped into squares)

Salt – 1 teaspoon Oil – 2 tablespoons (for subzi) + 1 teaspoon (for frying onions)

Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon


Chilli powder – ¾ teaspoon

Corriander powder – 1½ teaspoons

Garam masala powder – ½ teaspoon

Turmeric powder – ¼ teaspoon

To Grind:

Chopped Onion – ½ cup

Sesame seeds – 1 tablespoon

Roasted peanuts – ¼ cup

Fennel seeds – ½ teaspoon


Corriander leaves – 1 tablespoon (finely chopped)


  1. Dry roast sesame seeds until they crackle and keep aside.
  2. In the same pan fry chopped onions in a teaspoon of oil until golden brown and keep aside.
  3. Grind the roasted sesame seeds and browned onions along with peanuts and fennel seeds to a smooth paste and keep aside.
  4. Heat oil (for subzi) and add cumin seeds.
  5. Once they crackle add the cubed red and green capsicum pieces, add the powders mentioned and salt.
  6. Mix well and allow to cook for a minute or 2.
  7. Add the ground paste, mix well and fry for a few seconds.
  8. Add ½ cup of water, mix well and allow boiling for 1 to 2 minutes.
  9. Garnish with chopped corriander leaves and serve hot with roti/rice.