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 Top 10 Indian Capsicum, Shimla Mirch Recipes

  Last Updated : Aug 06,2020

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Top 10 Indian Capsicum Recipes, Shimla Mirch, Bell Peppers Veg Recipes

Top 10 Indian Capsicum Recipes. Best Shimla mirch recipes. Capsicum, popularly known as Shimla Mirch is also known as Bell pepper or sweet pepper. It is available in three varieties – green, yellow and red. They usually accompany other vegetables in various dishes but are rarely enjoyed as it is. The sweet, pungent flavour and crunch of the capsicum make it a versatile ingredient. 

Colourful capsicums are not only visually appealing but good for your eyes too, as they contain antioxidant Lutein, which protects the eye from cataracts and degeneration of the eye. They are rich in vitamins especially B-vitamins like B3 and B6 and Vitamin E and also increases your metabolic rate. Capsaicin, an ingredient found in capsicum is beneficial in treating arthritis. It also effectively opens and drains congested nasal passages. Bell peppers, especially the yellow and red ones, are rich in carotenoids.

Rich in vitamin Ccapsicum protect and maintain the lining of the heart. Colourful capsicums are not only visually appealing but also good for your eyes too, as they contain antioxidant Lutein, which protects the eye from cataracts and degeneration of the eye. Capsicum is high in Folate or folic acid, which is important for rapid growth and multiplication of red blood cells and white blood cells in the bone marrow. Read about 11 Super Health Benefits of Capsicum.

Indian Cooking with Capsicum, Shimla Mirch

1. Capsicum is the perfect ingredient to combine with other vegetable and make a delicious appetizer. Make these Corn and Capsicum Tikki for your next party, the oh-so-crisp texture on the outside and super soft inside makes an irresistible snack.

Corn and Capsicum TikkiCorn and Capsicum Tikki

2. Just like onion rings, you can make these Capsicum rings, Jain -friendly crispies with a truly snazzy flavour that tickles your taste buds. You can toss them in ingredients like spring onions, ginger and green chillies, not to forget the Schezuan sauce, which gives it the characteristic Oriental touch and create this brilliant starter Fried Capsicum in Schezuan Sauce

Fried Capsicum in Schezuan Sauce

Fried Capsicum in Schezuan Sauce

3. When mixed together with veggies like corn and paneer, capsicum makes a colourful and filling stuffing for sandwich and rolls. This Grilled Corn and Capsicum Sandwich is an outburst of colour, crunch and flavour.

Grilled Corn and Capsicum Sandwich

Grilled Corn and Capsicum Sandwich

You can even make a Zucchini and Bell Pepper Sandwich which has an array of flavours because of the zucchini, pungent capsicum, peppy herbs and spices.

Zucchini and Bell Pepper Sandwich

Zucchini and Bell Pepper Sandwich

4. Capsicum can be used to make diverse Indian foods like chutney, pickle, pulao, sabzi, etc. Sabzi like Pineapple, Capsicum and Tomato Subzi or Paneer, Corn and Capsicum Subzi are extremely flavorful and a combination that you must try.

Pineapple, Capsicum and Tomato Sabzi

Pineapple, Capsicum and Tomato Sabzi

5. Capsicum Chutney made in a typical South Indian method makes a felicitous accompaniment for idli, dosa and hot steamed rice. You can even make a small batch of this Quick Carrot and Capsicum Pickle and store it in the refrigerator in a dry and clean airtight container for three or four days and savour with hot parathas.

Quick Carrot and Capsicum Pickle

Quick Carrot and Capsicum Pickle

6. How about adding capsicum to paratha dough? Liked the idea? Try the recipe of Herbed Capsicum Paratha. Colourful bell peppers with wheat flour, oregano and chilli flakes and kneaded, rolled and cooked on tava.

Herbed Capsicum ParathaHerbed Capsicum Paratha

7. Capsicum features on an Italian menu as well. From Pesto and Red Capsicum Bruschetta to Mushroom and Bell Pepper Pizza, capsicum adds its colour and flavour to these delicacies.

Pesto and Roasted Red Capsicum BruschettaPesto and Roasted Red Capsicum Bruschetta

8. You can also add it to rice and make Baby Corn and Capsicum Rice for your kid’s tiffin. It is a satisfying meal for a dabba. Kids are sure to enjoy it with their friends.

Baby Corn and Capsicum RiceBaby Corn and Capsicum Rice

9. Red bell peppers are a welcome addition to soups too. The red capsicum, which is sweet in taste is the most preferred. Oats and Roasted Capsicum Soup, is a bright coloured soup which is ready in just 20 minutes. Moreover, it’s healthy too. Filled with vitamin A, vitamin C and fiber it’s a nourishing bowl you must not miss on.

 Oats and Roasted Capsicum Soup Oats and Roasted Capsicum Soup

10. Ah! The Roasted Bell Pepper Dip. One of the quick and easy recipe which is best suited for any party. Blended with mayonnaise and herbs, this dip pairs well with any kind of chips, bread sticks, French fries and pizza sticks.

top 10 indian capsicum, shimla mirch veg recipes

 by Tarla Dalal
Here’s a chutney that will tickle your taste buds and perk up any dish it is served with. An apt accompaniment for idli, dosa and hot steamed rice, the Capsicum Chutney combines the pungent, mildly spicy flavour of capsicum with the comforting taste of roasted dal, the tanginess of tamarind, the appetizing taste of sesame seeds and the spicy flavour of red chillies. A good dose of coconut helps to hold the chutney together and also balances all the flavours. All together, the homely taste and lovely mouth-feel of this chutney is sure to please everybody. This is a typical South Indian method of making chutneys and can be adapted to other veggies like radish too. You can store the chutney in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-5 days. You can have it with South Indian breakfastSouth Indian breakfast dishes, or have it for lunch mixed with hot rice and ghee. Also try other accompaniments like Lehsun ki Chutney or Horsegram Chutney .
Capsicum, stuffed with a mixed vegetable and low-fat paneer stuffing, is drowned in a generously-spiced tomato gravy to provide a flavourful boost of fibre and vitamin A. Not too much oil and no cream either, but still luscious, the Stuffed Capsicum in Tomato Gravy uses very little cornflour along with low-fat milk mixture and red pumpkin for thickening. This diabetic-friendly recipe is indeed a treat to the taste buds.
 by Tarla Dalal
Crunchy and tasty to the core, Fried Capsicum in Schezuan Sauce is a brilliant creation, which you can serve as a starter or an accompaniment to the Main Course . It features batter-coated and deep-fried strips of capsicum, tossed with scrumptious ingredients like spring onions, ginger and green chillies, not to forget the Schezuan sauce, which gives it the characteristic Oriental touch. Enjoy this exciting dish fresh and hot to relish its amazing texture.
 by Tarla Dalal
A perfect tea-time snack, these Capsicum Rings are made by deep-frying capsicum rings coated with a plain flour batter that is aptly perked up with black pepper. A sprinkling of chaat masala gives these Jain -friendly crispies a truly snazzy flavour that tickles your taste buds.
 by Tarla Dalal
While capsicum is a very common vegetable used extensively in Chinese North Indian and other cuisines, many people do not – for some reason – associate it with South Indian food. Surprise! This flavourful and crunchy veggie is a hot favourite there too, and is used in a variety of dishes from sambhar and pachadi to poriyal. Capsicum Poriyal is nothing but a simple South Indian dry subzi made of cubed capsicum cooked with an aromatic tempering and a dash of curds, finished beautifully with a garnish of grated coconut. Curds are added while cooking veggies like brinjal, ladies finger and capsicum in this style, to prevent them from sticking to each other or charring, enabling them to cook uniformly and also roast slightly without discolouration. You will surely love this easy but tasty subzi prepared the right way! Serve it hot with a bowl of steaming Rice ( Cooked Rice) laced with a dollop of ghee and a cup of Sambhar or Rasam
 by Tarla Dalal
Quick pickles like this always come in handy when your taste buds yearn for a bit of fun, but you don’t have the patience to make a traditional pickle that involves maturing, drying, etc. Although it takes very little time to prepare, this unique pickle of carrot and capsicum has a very exhilarating flavour, thanks to a masala mixture that combines a couple of seeds and spices. You can especially notice the brilliant flavours of mustard and fenugreek in this Quick Carrot and Capsicum Pickle. You can make a small batch of this and store it in the refrigerator in a dry and clean airtight container for three or four days. In the quest for quick and easy accompaniments, try the Instant Mango Pickle and the Instant Chilli Pickle too.
 by Tarla Dalal
Here comes a chunky subzi with a tangy taste that will tickle your taste buds! The teamwork of pineapple, capsicum and tomatoes produces an excellent mix of flavours and textures, ranging from crisp to juicy and tangy to spicy. Carom seeds and sesame seeds along with a couple of spice powders add to the natural flavour of the veggies making this an accompaniment par excellence. What makes this subzi all the more interesting is the fact that it uses simple, everyday spices and powders, and the procedure is also hassle-free, so you can opt to make this on any day. Serve with rotis or parathas .
 by Tarla Dalal
While you would surely have tried the common combo of paneer and green peas, here is a mind-blowing preparation of paneer with sweet corn, perked up with crisp capsicum, green chillies, ginger and spices. One exciting aspect of Paneer Makai is that sweet corn is used both in whole and puree form, so its flavour is very dominant, making every mouthful a pleasurable experience.
 by Tarla Dalal
grilled corn capsicum sandwich recipe | Indian style corn capsicum sandwich | sweet corn capsicum sandwich | with 20 amazing images. Corn and capsicum make the perfect combination in Indian style corn capsicum sandwich made on a grill. The grilled corn capsicum sandwich are made of basic ingredients of sweet corn kernels, capsicum, bread, butter and some spices. We show you step by step how to make grilled corn capsicum sandwich which your kids will love and make a perfect evening snack. Every bite of this grilled corn capsicum sandwich features an outburst of colour, crunch and flavour. An apt combination of juicy sweet corn and crispy spicy capsicum, this Indian style corn capsicum sandwich has a very balanced flavour, further enhanced with naturally pungent ingredients like green chillies, onion and garlic. Tips to make the perfect grilled corn capsicum sandwich. 1. For the sweet corn kernels to be juicier and better tasting, pressure cook by adding just enough water for 1 whistle. This is not only the fastest way to cook but also prevents loss of nutrients. Avoid adding salt while cooking as it may cause the corn kernels to toughen up. 2. You can enhance the grilled corn capsicum sandwich mixture by adding dried Italian herbs too. Also, to make the mixture creamy, add white sauce or fresh cream to it. 3. If you do not have a sandwich grill then you can roast the sweet corn capsicum sandwich on a tava or grill pan. Serve the grilled corn capsicum sandwich fresh off the grill with tomato ketchup. You can also try other grilled sandwiches like Cabbage, Carrot and Paneer Grilled Sandwich and Zucchini and Bell Pepper Sandwich. Learn to make grilled corn capsicum sandwich recipe | Indian style corn capsicum sandwich | sweet corn capsicum sandwich | with step by step photos and video below.
 by Tarla Dalal
Reducing salt intake is very easy. You just need to top up on other flavourful and aromatic ingredients and you will barely notice the missing salt. Not only that, you also need to understand that a low-sodium diet does not mean just salt – you need to also reduce other high-sodium ingredients. In that sense, the Carrot and Bell Pepper Soup is a wonderful choice, made entirely with nutritious, low-sodium ingredients like carrot, capsicum and tomatoes. While tomato adds tang and carrot adds volume to the soup, herbs and pepper add punch to it. Enjoy this peppy low-sodium treat to keep blood pressure under control.
 by Tarla Dalal
Corn and capsicum are a lesson in contrasts. While one is sweet, juicy and yellow, the other is spicy, crunchy and green. See how they complement each other perfectly in everything from texture and flavour to appearance. It is no surprise then that this Corn and Capsicum Tikki turns out to be such an irresistible snack. Nobody can withhold the temptation to bite into one of these green chilli flavoured tikkis, which are oh-so-crisp outside and super soft inside. It is also very easy to prepare because it uses minimal ingredients and does not even require the corn to be boiled before making the dough mixture.
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