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bell pepper bharta


bell peppers, peanut butter and coconut team beautifully with fragrant indian spices to form a delicious vegetarian dish. serve with rice or parathas for a light meal, or as one of several dishes in an indian feast . to make ginger-garlic paste, peel and roughly chop equal quantities of ginger and garlic, and process or blend with a little water until pulpy. it can be stored in the refrigerator in a closed jar for several weeks.


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  1. Gather and prepare all ingredients prior to commencing cooking
  2. Heat a medium to large heavy-based saucepan on high
  3. Then reduce heat slightly and add peanut oil
  4. When hot
  5. Add cumin seeds
  6. Mustard seeds and curry seeds
  7. And cook stirring until mustard seeds start to pop and splutter
  8. Add onions and continue sauteing until golden brown
  9. Add ginger and garlic paste and cook 1 minute
  10. Then reduce heat to medium before adding peanut butter
  11. Stir continuously until peanut butter forms a sauce and add as much water as necessary to prevent the mixture catching on the bottom of the pan
  12. Add bell pepper and tomatoes and cook for 10 minutes until pulpy
  13. Adding a little more water as necessary
  14. Add turmeric
  15. Garam masala
  16. Sesame seeds and dry coconut powder and cook for another 15 minutes
  17. Stirring from time to time
  18. Add yoghurt
  19. Chile powder
  20. Lemon juice and tamarind concentrate
  21. And heat through gently until hot and flavors have blended
  22. Serve hot
  23. Garnished with chopped cilantro
  24. Please
  25. It also requires the full amount of coconut powder and yoghurt as specified in the ingredients
  26. For an authentic taste

Step 12

Total Time in Minute 45

Ingredients Count 20

cooking bell pepper bharta

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Peanut oil

Green bell peppers



Cumin seed

Mustard seeds

Curry leaf

Ginger-garlic paste

Peanut butter



Garam masala

Sesame seeds

Coconut milk powder

Plain fat-free yogurt

Chili powder

Lemon juice

Tamarind paste



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