Rajasthani Dishes, Veg

Rajasthani Shimla Mirch Besan (capsicum trio)

Today’s recipe is Rajasthani Shimla Mirch Besan. It is a simple and tempting dish from Rajasthan. For this recipe, all you need is gram flour, capsicum and few spices. Traditional recipe has green capsicum as the main ingredients, in this recipe, I am using all three colours of capsicum. Though you can use all three colours or only one colour of capsicum, it totally your choice. I hope you all will try this recipe at home as this recipe is a nice change from popular aloo-shimla mirch (potato-capsicum) combination.

Rajasthani Shimla Mirch Besan
Rajasthani Shimla Mirch Besan

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For more Rajasthani dishes you can also check Moong Dal Halwa (with a twist) , Besan Ki Sabzi (from the land of Rajasthan) , Rajasthani Besan Gatte Ki Sabzi , Jhatpat ratlami sev paratha (sev stuffed paratha) , Sev ki sabzi (Ratlami sev ki sabzi) .

Serve: 4
Duration: 30 minutes

Ingredients for Rajasthani Shimla Mirch Besan

Capsicum /shimla mirch/bell pepper (chopped)                                  6 medium size

(red, green and yellow colour)

Gram flour/besan/chickpea flour                                                                3 tbsp

Oil                                                                                                                                    2 tbsp

Salt                                                                                                                                  as per taste

Red chilli powder                                                                                                     1-1.5 tsp (heaped)

Turmeric                                                                                                                      1/4 tsp

Amchoor/Dry mango powder                                                                        1 Tsp

Ajwain/Carrom seeds                                                                                          1/4 Tsp

Hing/Asafoetida                                                                                                     a pinch

Procedure for Rajasthani Shimla Mirch Besan

  • Wash the bell peppers. De-seed and cut the capsicum into small pieces.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan. Add chopped capsicum and let it cook until capsicum softens.

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  • In a bowl mix besan and all the masalas properly.

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  • Add this besan and spices mix in the pan.

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  • Cook for 3-4 minutes or till besan changes its colour slightly and besan is nicely cooked. Keep in mind that when besan is overcooked it turns bitter in taste.
  • Check the seasoning of the dish, adjust it if needed.
  • Serve it hot with phulkas/chapatis.

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Note:

Use of all three colours of capsicum is optional, traditionally this is dish is prepared by using green capsicum only.

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12 thoughts on “Rajasthani Shimla Mirch Besan (capsicum trio)

    1. Do try it Megha. It is very easy to prepare and tastes awesome 😀
      Here it is served in hotels as a part of traditional Rajasthani thali.

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