Friday, July 6, 2007

Bell Pepper Stir Fry

Visiting Farmers Market is always a pleasure and the eggplants and the bell peppers are what attractive me with their vibrant color. I wish we had a Farmer's Market close to home or atleast in our town. We have to travel to our neighboring towns or my favorite the Dupont Circle Farmers Market is a plan ahead 1/2 day visit. On my recent trip to the Farmers Market I picked up a few Bell Peppers Red and Green. The smell of fresh Bell Peppers is amazing, the ones at the grocery stores by comparision are like plastic no smell whatsoever.

This is a simple stir fry which brings out the fresh cruchy taste of the Bell Peppers.

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1. 3-4 Medium Sized Bell Peppers (seeds and stems removed) and cut into long strips
2. 1/2 tsp oil
3. 1/2 tsp mustard seeds

To Powder
1. 1 tsp Cumin
2. ½ tsp Pepper Corns
3. 2 Red Chillies deseeded
4. 1 Tbsp Peanuts
5. 1 tsp salt (or as required)

Powder all the above wtth 3-4 peanuts to a fine powder.

The rest of the peanuts should be ground coarsely.

1. In a pan heat oil, add mustard seeds when they start to pop add the bell peppers and saute till they are ¾ cooked.
2. Add the masala powder and mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes
3. When you are ready to remove from the heat add the coarsely ground peanut powder.

Serve with any rice dish.


  1. Bell pepper fry is looking yummy ISG.never heard of this .worth a try.

  2. I love yellow and red bell peppers too.They are sweet and so colorful to look.
    Great recipe,I will try next time I get Bell peppers.Have a fun weekend:)

  3. Looks yumm Indo .. I saw one in Lakshmi's site too. have bell peppers and this looks like a simple one to do and will try it out .. thanks.

  4. Great recipe Indo...The powdered peanuts is a great addition for that nutty crunch... very innovative.

  5. Easy and delicious -- a perfect summer recipe. I haven't been to any farmer's markets yet this year -- glad to hear you're out there making the rounds! :)

  6. I like bell peppers but to have it that much exclusively in a dish, I would shy away :) Your dish clourful.

  7. Made this last night ... YUMMY. EASY.

    1. Glad you liked it. Thanks for letting me know.


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