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Capsicum raita recipe with step by step photos – spiced flavorful raita made with slightly sauteed capsicum and spices.

capsicum raita recipe

Making raita is always easy. sharing one more raita variety made with capsicum or green bell pepper or shimla mirch. This is a South Indian style raita and one I make at times.

The raita has the lovely flavor of capsicum and tastes very good with any meal like roti-sabzi or even dal tadka and rice combo. In fact you can even serve this capsicum raita with plain paratha, aloo paratha & gobi paratha.

Green bell peppers taste very good in this raita recipe. for a mellowed flavor of capsicum you can use yellow or red bell pepper.

For a dairy free alternative, you can use cashew curd or almond curd. Another side dish you can make with capsicum is this Capsicum chutney.

How to make capsicum raita

1. Rinse and finely chop 1 small capsicum (bell pepper). Also peel, rinse and finely chop 1 small onion. Keep aside. Chop 3 to 4 curry leaves too.

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2. In a mixing bowl, take 1 cup fresh curd (yogurt). For making curd at home you can check this link – How to make curd.

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3. Whisk curd till smooth. Keep aside.

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Sauteing capsicum

4. Heat 2 teaspoon oil in a small pan. add ½ teaspoon mustard seeds and let them crackle.

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5. When the mustard seeds start crackling, add chopped onions and chopped curry leaves. You can even add 1 green chili or 1 dry red chili while sauteing.

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 6. On a low to medium flame, stirring often saute the onions for 1 to 2 minutes.

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7. Then add chopped capsicum.

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8. Mix capsicum very well with the onions.

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9. Saute till the capsicum are half done with some crunch in them. This takes about 6 to 7 minutes on a low flame.

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10. then, switch off the flame and add ¼ teaspoon red chili powder, ¼ teaspoon cumin powder and salt as per taste.

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11. Mix well.

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Making capsicum raita

12. Remove the pan from the stove top and pour the capsicum mixture in the whisked yogurt.

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13. Add 1 to 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves.

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14. Mix everything very well.

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15. Serve capsicum raita with any Indian meal or with dal fry and rice or roti-sabzi combo.

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If you make raita often with your meals, then you may like to check this collection of Raita recipes. few popular raita varieties on blog are:

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capsicum raita recipe

Capsicum Raita

5 from 4 votes
Capsicum raita is a spiced flavorful raita made with slightly sauteed capsicum and spices.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins

Cuisine South Indian
Course: Side Dish

Servings 2 to 3
Units

Ingredients

main ingredient

  • 1 cup fresh curd (yogurt) or 200 grams curd

for tempering and sauteing

  • 2 teaspoon oil
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 3 to 4 curry leaves chopped or 1 teaspoon chopped curry leaves
  • 30 grams onion, finely chopped or 1 small onion, finely chopped or ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • 30 grams capsicum or 1 small capsicum finely chopped or ¼ cup finely chopped capsicum (bell pepper)
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin powder
  • salt as per taste
  • 1 to 2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves

    (cilantro leaves)

Instructions

preparation

  • Rinse and finely chop 1 small capsicum. Also peel, rinse and finely chop 1 small onion. Keep aside. Chop 3 to 4 curry leaves too.
  • In a mixing bowl, take 1 cup fresh curd.
  • Whisk curd till smooth. Keep aside.

tempering and sauteing capsicum

  • Heat 2 teaspoon oil in a small pan.
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds and let them crackle.
  • When the mustard seeds start crackling, add chopped onion and 1 teaspoon chopped curry leaves. You can even add 1 green chili or 1 dry red chili while sauteing.
  • On a low to medium flame, stir and saute onions for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Then add chopped capsicum. Mix capsicum very well with the onions.
  • Saute till the capsicum are half done with some crunch in them. This takes about 6 to 7 minutes on a low flame.
  • Then, switch off the flame and add 1/4 teaspoon red chili powder, 1/4 teaspoon cumin powder and salt as per taste. Mix well.

making capsicum raita

  • Remove the pan from the stove top and pour the capsicum mixture in the whisked yogurt.
  • Add 1 to 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves.
  • Mix everything very well.
  • Serve the raita with any indian meal.

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    1. can be served chilled or at room temperature. usually after raitas are made, its better to refrigerate them as the curd can become more sour, if kept at room temperature.

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