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Capsicum Poriyal (Sauteed Bell Pepper)

 Published 2022-Oct-17   Updated 2022-Oct-17

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Indian Style Capsicum Stir fry, Bell Pepper Poriyal)

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Poriyal is a common preparation made in South India with all possible vegetables. It is simple to prepare and goes well with rice. Today I am sharing the poriyal recipe made with capsicum, also known as bell peppers.

Although capsicum is not traditionally from South India, it is found everywhere today. So why not make a typical poriyal with this vegetable too? Do give it a try.

Recipe For Capsicum Poriyal

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 4


  • Capsicum (Bell Peppers) – 2
  • Onion – 1 (finely chopped)
  • Garlic – 2 cloves
  • Green Chilies – 2
  • Grated Coconut – ¼ cup
  • Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp
  • Salt – 3/4 tsp
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Urad Dal – 1 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds – ½ tsp
  • Curry Leaves – few


  1. Wash the bell peppers (capsicum) and chop it into small pieces. You can also use multiple coloured capsicum.
  2. Chop the onions, garlic and green chilies finely.
  3. Heat oil in a kadai and pop some mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds and curry leaves.
  4. Add the chopped onions, garlic green chilies and saute for just a minute.
  5. Add the chopped capsicum, turmeric powder and some salt. Cook covered for 4-5 minutes. The moisture in the vegetable is sufficient to cook it.
  6. Add the grated coconut and stir fry for another minute. Switch off and serve with rice and some curry.

Serving Suggestion

  • Serve the warm Capsicum poriyal as a side with plain rice and some gravy.

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