Thursday, June 5, 2014

Capsicum Kairas

This is a popular side dish form Karnataka made out of capsicum and freshly ground masala
In the original recipe while making the masala coconut is also fried with other items but I garnished it towards the end
This goes well with Rotis and Dosas
Also check out for Aloo Capsicum Kairas

Ingredients
Part 1 - Saute
  • Capsicum - 2 cups (finely chopped)
Part 2 - Kairas Powder
  • Oil - 1 teaspoon
  • Red chillies - 5 nos
  • Channa dhal - 2 teaspoon
  • Urad dhal - 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Tamarind - 1 small ball
  • White sesame / elu - 2 teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds / Jeera - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Methi seeds - 1/4 teaspoon
Part 3 - Others
  • Water - little
  • Jaggery - little
  • Salt - 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric - little
Part 4 - Seasoning
  • Oil - 1 teaspoon
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Curry leaves - little
  • Red chilly - 1
  • Cashewnuts - little

Part 5 - Garnish
  • Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
Method
Step 1 - Saute
  • Saute capsicum pieces in 2 teaspoons of oil and keep it aside.Let it remain crunchy

Step 2 -Kairas Powder
  • Heat oil in a pan fry red chillies first, then add channa,urad dhals followed by jeera,methi seeds, elu and coriander seeds.Switch off the stove
  • Also saute tamarind in this heat itself
  • Cool it  and grind it into a powder
Step 3 - Kairas
  • Heat oil in a pan season and season with mustard seeds, curry leaves, red chilly and cashewnuts
  • Dissolve kairas powder in water and pour it in kadai.Boil it with jaggery and salt
  • Add capsicum and mix well
  • Cook it closed for 2- 3 minutes 
  • Open the lid add coconut and mix well.Switch off the stove


Capsicum Kairas is ready.Serve hot along with Dosa / Phulkas