Capsicum Methi Curry - Capsicum with Fenugreek Leaves Curry

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Recipe Text


    • Capsicum – 3 (110gms)
    • Potatoes – 2 (125gms)
    • Onion – 1(70gms)
    • Fenugreek Leaves – 50gms
    • Tomatoes – 250gms
    • Red Chili Powder – 2tsps
    • Turmeric Powder – 1/4tsp
    • Salt – 1 1/2tsps or To Taste
    • Oil – 9tsps

    (Online Conversion utility to convert Gms to Cups & Temperatures etc)


    Wash and deseed the capsicums. Cut the capsicum into medium sized pieces. Take the capsicum pieces into a microwave safe bowl and add 10ml water. Place this bowl in a microwave oven and cover it partially. Cook the capsicum pieces on high power for 1 minute. Allow 30seconds standing time before removing the bowl from the oven. You will observe that the capsicum pieces are 80% cooked. The pieces will be cooked yet they will be firm and crunchy.

    Wash and peel the potatoes. Cut the potatoes into medium sized pieces. Take these potato pieces into a microwave safe bowl and add 20ml water. Place this bowl in a microwave oven and cover it partially. Cook the potato pieces on high power for 3minutes. Allow one minute standing time before removing the bowl from the oven. You will observe that the potato pieces are three-fourths cooked. The potato pieces should be cooked but they should retain their shape and should not be mushy.

    While selecting fenugreek leaves always opt for small bunch. For every stalk there should not be more than 4 to 5 leaves. Such tender fenugreek leaves are less bitter compared to the matured ones. Cut the roots of the fenugreek stalks and wash them thoroughly. Then take 50gms of such washed tender fenugreek leaves and chop them finely. Take the chopped fenugreek leaves into a microwave safe bowl and add 15ml water. Place this bowl in a microwave oven and cover it partially. Cook the fenugreek leaves on high power for 1 ½ minutes. Allow one minute standing time before removing the bowl from the oven.

    Wash and chop tomatoes into small pieces. Take the tomato pieces into a microwave safe bowl. Place this bowl in a microwave oven and cover it partially. Cook the tomato pieces on high power for 3 minutes. Allow one minute standing time before removing the bowl from the oven.

    Peel the onion and cut it into medium sized pieces.


    Heat a pan and add oil to it. When the oil is hot add the onion pieces and fry stirring well. When the onions are transparent add the cooked capsicum and potato pieces. Add salt and mix well. Now add the turmeric powder and mix well. Cook the vegetables covered on medium heat. After 3 minutes of cooking, remove the lid and mix. Add the cooked fenugreek leaves and mix well. Fry the vegetables till dry. Now add the cooked tomato pieces and mix well. After adding tomatoes the curry appears gravy. Fry the curry till all the moisture is absorbed. Then add the red chili powder and fry for a minute. Now the curry is ready to serve. Transfer the curry into a serving bowl. Serve the curry hot with Roti, Paratha or even Rice.

    Points to Notice:

    If one doesn’t get tender fenugreek leaves use the matured ones. Pluck the leaves from the stalks and use them for this dish.

    Those who wish to remove the bitterness from fenugreek leaves do as follows:

    Pluck the leaves from the stalks and add liberal quantity of salt. Mix well and keep aside for 30 minutes. Water oozes from the leaves due to salt. Press between your palms and remove all the water from the leaves. This way all the bitterness goes away with the water. Please remember that this process drains away important nutritional elements like vitamins etc,  but the taste improves .

    Fenugreek leaves have a peculiar smell. The amount used in this recipe will give a nice flavor to the dish. As you have observed we have not used any Masala powders to this dish. All the flavors come from the vegetables used. Capsicum is having a special flavor. To balance the bitterness of fenugreek leaves we use tomatoes. All these flavors when get mixed while cooking brings a unique taste to the dish. Simple yet tasty dish which can be served with rotis as well as rice.

    Enjoy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Our Earlier discussions on the Blog

    Silpa said...

    Hi Gayatri garu mee vantalu naaku chala nachaiee, it reminds me of my mom too. I'm glad to find ur site.

    Could u post on any capsicum masala recipe too?.

    March 4, 2009 4:10 AM

    BloggerGayatri Vantillu said...

    Shipa garu,

    I always use capsicum as one of the components in recipes. I am afraid, I have never tried exclusive capsicum recipe

    March 4, 2009 5:36 AM

    Bloggersahiti said...

    Capsicum ni gutti vankaya laagaa chesthey chaalaa baguntundi.

    March 4, 2009 5:05 PM


    Bloggerkavitha said...

    Hi Gayatri Garu,
    I am a new member to your site. i like this site very much. Capsicum methi lo meru micro wave use chesaru kadaa,,micro wave use cheyakonda ela ee curry cheyalo cheppagalaraa.
    Pls give me a replay..


    October 6, 2009 12:23 AM

    BloggerGayatri Vantillu said...

    Kavitha Garu,

    Thanks for your feedback.

    Vegetables can be cooked in different ways - pressure cook or boiling it on the stove etc. I tried the capsicum methi curry in micro-wave only. Therefore I can't give you the exact timings and water to be used in other modes of cooking.

    October 6, 2009 6:48 PMBlogger

    swapnaramesh said...

    hello ande gayatri garu namasteee
    mee site chusanu challa bhagunde,meru chala clear ga explain cheyadam enka bhagunde
    naku okka clarification kavali meru chesina capsicum methi curry loo methi ki bhadullu ga palakura veyacha
    me salaha evvagalaru
    thank u

    January 31, 2010 5:19 AM

    Blogger Gayatri Vantillu said...

    Swapnaramesh Garu,

    Thanks for the feedback. My friends who shared this recipe with me, told that they have tried with palakoora and its good. Each vegetable has its flavor and therefore the flavor may change but the recipe should come out good.

    I havent tried it as yet. Nevertheless you may try and blog on the outcome

    January 31, 2010 6:56 AM

    Your Earlier comments on the Blog

    thanks Madam garu, using your website, i made capsicum curry. once again thanks..

    August 24, 2009 10:50 PM

    Chinns said...

    Hi Gayatri garu,
    How are you doing? I tried your capsicum curry recipe and it tasted awesome. The best part is that it is very simple, nutritous and yummy.
    God bless!

    August 14, 2009 12:57 AM

    Anonymous said...

    dear gayartri garu

    thanks for your recepies. I made your capsicum potato, methi recepie today. it was very nice.

    Thanks once again for your wonderful blog.

    August 21, 2009 6:00 PM

    DeleteRekha said...

    capsicu methi curry chaaalaaabaagundi.

    February 11, 2010 7:49 AM

    Anonymous said...

    gayari garu Friedrice vatakam cheyandi

    February 2, 2010 11:22 PM

    AnonymousSagar said...

    Hello Gayatri garu !
    Nenu vanta cheyadam ee madhyane start chesanu .Mee website chala help chestundi.Meeru telugu lo chala chakka ga simle ga explain cheyadam bagundi.


    February 4, 2010 2:15 PM

    Bloggerkutti said...

    Hello Gayatri Garu,

    Hope you are fine... me vantakalu chala bagunai andi...the way you are explaining is simply superb... Keep it up....


    February 6, 2010 10:02 PM

    AnonymousAnonymous said...

    hello gaythri garu....
    i like ur way of telling recipes...utel very clearly....but i dont hav measuring scale where can i get it....& where can i get the food processor plz let me know as sooon as possible...

    February 8, 2010 12:12 AM

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