06 August, 2009

Quick Onion & Capsicum/Pepper Subji: Quick, Simple, Delicious & Healthy too!!!


Quick Onion & Capsicum Subji

Quick – tick.
Simple – tick.
Delicious – tick.
Healthy – tick.

Wondering what am I talking about?

Recipe, of course! These days whenever I cook I go through these four pointers. I am looking for the recipes which quick to cook so that it saves lot of my time in doing rather something more important. And it should also be rather simple as I am trying to use very little ingredients so that the taste of main ingredient or the star ingredient is not chocked to death by hundreds of other ingredients and spices. Since I believe you can cook tasty and delicious food in spite of the recipe being quick and simple one I look out for those recipes that sound promising to produce the same result. Last but not the least, the health factor and I am, well, very conscious about it and try to make sure that the ingredients retains its nutrition and are not overly cooked all the time.

So when my dear friend Alka posted recipe of Quick Onion & Capsicum Subji on our group blog Beyond Curries, I knew I had to cook and taste!!! This recipe of Quick Onion & Capsicum Subji uses few ingredients and could be prepared in flat 15 minutes time. And it’s not only delicious but also healthy as it is a quick stir fry and not overly cooked for hours making it loose all its nutrition. And the bonus is its pretty to look at :) Who in their right mind can ignore this blissful delight! Well, not me ;) So dear readers please give this quick stir fry a try and let me know if you think the same. While you are enjoying this quick capsicum recipe, take a look at my post on pearly delight of Sagu/Sabudana Kichidi at Beyond Curries :)

Coloured Bell Peppers for Quick Onion & Capsicum Subji

Quick Onion & Capsicum Subji (Quick stir fry of Bell Peppers and Onion)
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 10-12 mins
Serves: 4-5
Recipe Level: Easy/Beginner
Spice Level: Low to Medium
Serving Suggestion: With Chapatti or Rice and Dal
Recipe Inspiration: Beyond Curries

3 Capsicums/Bell Peppers, cut into 1 inch squares
1 large Onion, cut into 1 inch pieces
2 medium Tomatoes, finely chopped
2 Green Chillies, slit
½-1 tsp Garam Masala/Kitchen King Masala
1 tsp Coriander Powder
A pinch of Haldi/Turmeric Powder
A pinch of Sugar
Salt to taste

For Tadka:
1 tsp Jeera
½ tbsp Oil

Quick Onion & Capsicum Subji

Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds to it. When cumin sizzles and turns golden red in colour.
Mix in chopped onions and green chillies and sauté till onion turn light golden in colour.
Add chopped tomatoes, coriander powder, turmeric, sugar and garam masala/kitchen king masala and cook for 3-5 minutes till tomatoes are cooked through.
Add chopped capsicums/bell peppers and sauté for 4-6 minutes so that it is lightly cooked yet retains its crunch.
Switch off the gas and mix in finely chopped coriander leaves. Serve this Quick Onion & Capsicum Subji with Chapatti or rice and enjoy!


  1. Sia,
    Thats really a very simple recipe and very colorful indeed. I love curries which retain the texture and color of the vegetables. Will definitely try this out this weekend.

  2. By God this is
    Fabulous Tick
    Colourful Tick
    Delicious Tick
    Simple Tick
    Quick Tick.......

  3. capsicum happens to be my fave veggie! this subji looks yum!

  4. Yup.. Quick, simple, healthy & delicious dishes are always welcome. I make similar sabji, but add dalia powder (putnala podi) and its yum too.

  5. hiii :) how ve u been?

    Quite refreshing look ....liked the new layout...suits my current mood :)

  6. Drool worthy clicks...

    Love the new look of the blog and the colors look very refresing.

  7. I make it often.... but yours is looking tempting and colorful :)

  8. Capsicum recipe look vibrant.Delicious!!

  9. What a FANTASTIC look ! Love it Sia.. looks very calm (blue is my favorite color)... combined with the vibrant colors of your food.


  10. looks so colourful...i love sabzis which retain their colour and flavour... must try...

  11. Looks vibrant and colorful indeed!

  12. Hi Sia..Nice colorful recipe.

  13. Wow what a treat to all senses of body!
    Stunning pics..and glad that u liked the sabji..its one of my fav. with Dal rice

  14. I've cooked something like this from a recipe book, but, If I recall, it also used Gram Flour which was cooked, toasted, in a dry pan, then added in to coat the peppers. Added an extra, dark, taste to the sabji.

    Great site BTW

  15. Nice and colorful, yum yum!

  16. Wow nice click and colors sia... Looks yumm

  17. Hi Sia, liked the new layout, specially those small cycles:)reminds me of childhood:)
    This subji looks delicious!

  18. sia..the new look of the blog is very nice

    the dish is no nice wth nice clolor and simple recipe would love to try it :)

  19. this is really colourful, quick and delicious sabji....

  20. Hi Suppi

    Ah finally i could see your website sitting here in China. God!!! i missed so many good things in life. and this recipe looks awesome. will be in touch with you.

  21. Hi Sia..You have an award waiting here http://pakashale.blogspot.com/2009/08/besan-ladoo-to-celebrate-blog.html

  22. Lovely blog Sia. I am totally in love with your pictures. Please accept your award from my blog


  23. The color make my eye twinkle and the taste will make my tastebud rock.

  24. Thanks for the easy and fabulous looking capsicum sabji


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