Rajasthani Shimla Mirch Besan (capsicum trio)

Hello Everyone ! How are you all? 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 colors of capsicum. Though, you can use all three colors or only one color 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 color)

Gram flour/besan/chick pea flour                                                                3 tbsp

Oil                                                                                                                                    2 tbsp

Salt                                                                                                                                  as per taste

Red chili 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-seeds and cut the capsicum in to small pieces.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan. Add chopped capsicum and let it cook till capsicum softens.


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


  • Add this besan and spices mix in the pan.


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



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

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  1. Wow…looks so delicious.. Wish I could eat it..xoxo, Neha


    • RasoiRecipe

      May 1, 2016 at 10:34 PM

      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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