Posts Tagged ‘Green pepper’

What if there is a unexpected visitor? What if you went for shopping and came late to home? What if it is raining out and you yearn for something hot and spicy? What if you are lazy and donot want to do the usual sambhars? Then, it is time to tell you about this quick and easy, kudamilagai kara kuzhambhu. I like this for the dominant smell of cumin seeds and the tasty blend of green peppers with tamarind.

Ingredients for spicy green pepper stew


Green pepper- 1

Medium sized onion- 1

Small tomato- 1

Garlic – 4/5 cloves

Tamaring extract- 1 tbsp

Red chilli powder- 1 tbsp

Coriander powder – 2 tsp

Turmeric powder- 1 pinch

Cumin seeds- 1 and 1/2 tsp

Coconut – as needed

For tempering:

Oil- 1 tbsp

Vadagam – 1/2 ball

Curry leaves


Chop onion and tomato. Peel the garlic. Chop them if they are big cloves. Core and chop the green pepper into 1/2 ” squares. Dry roast the cumin seeds. Grind cumin and coconut into a fine paste. Extract tamarind juice.

In a skillet, heat oil, sputter vadagam  and  add curry leaves. Now add the onion  and garlic. Fry till they turn transparent and add tomato and green peppers. Add salt to wilt the tomato quickly. When all are sauted well, add turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder. Cook for some time. When the peppers become soft, throw in the tamarind extract. Bring it to a boil and finely add the ground  paste (and water if  needed), according to the spice level and  thickness required.

For the strangers to vadagam:  Follow Indira’s method of doing the tempering.

This could be an entry for ‘Warm me up baby’ event  hosted by Rosie.

Lunch- Rice , capsicum kuzhambhu and potato curry.

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Pizza in my way

        It was my friend’s birthday. I wanted to treat her in a special way. She loves  pizza but restrains herself  bcoz of the fat in the cheese. I wanted to put a smile on her face without fear in her heart. So, I went on and made a pizza with a low moisture part skim cheese.  I always keep a stock of store brought prebaked pizza crusts for my daughter. 


Prebaked pizza crust-1

Pizza sauce /pasta sauce – 2 tablespoon

Sauted onion and green pepper

Tomato cut like a flower to be the centre piece

Grated Mozzarella cheese- 1 cup



Sauting the onion and green pepper


Moisten  the base with olive oil, Spread the pasta sauce liberally.  Spread a base of grated cheese. Arrange the onion and peppers with the tomato carving at the centre. Sprinkle liberal amount of cheese again on top.

                         Ready to bake

Bake in preheated oven at 450 deg for 12 minutes or till crust look browned.

Note : Place the pizza on the lowermost rack of your oven . Place them on the rack directly for a crisper crust.


Yummy pizza

 Hope you enjoyed my version of pizza.I made light and got  a bright smile from my friend.


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