Wednesday, April 23, 2014

CAPSICUM (BELL PEPPER) RAITA

CAPSICUM RAITA

Capsicum (Bell Pepper) continues to be one of my favourites. This light raita or salad is made of bell pepper and yogurt. This simple yet tasty dish is very easy to make and serves as a good accompaniment to the main meal.

Since I love to try out new forms of presenting a dish, today I offer this in a capsicum basket and bowl.





Ingredients:
  • Capsicum ( Bellpepper), medium- sized, 2
  • Thick curds (Yogurt), 1 cup, slightly sour
  • Coconut gratings, 1 tbsp. (optional)
  • Salt, to taste
  • Oil, for seasoning
For Seasoning:
  • Mustard seeds, 1/2 tsp
  • Jeera, 1/2 tsp
  • Dried Red Chilly, 1 or Green Chilly, 1
  • Asafoetida, (Hing) ,a small pinch
  • Curry leaves, a few
Method:
Wash and chop the capsicum into small pieces.
Heat oil in a pan
Saute the capsicum pieces adding salt as required taking care not to overcook them. They should remain crisp.
Add the coconut gratings to the thick curds
Next add, the sautéed capsicum pieces to the thick curds
Finally season with mustard, jeera, red chilly, asafoetida and curry leaves.
Serve chilled or plain as per taste.