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bell pepper paruppu usili

bell pepper lentils stir fry
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Tamilnadu cuisine
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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  • 1/2 cup tur dal
  • 2 dry red chilli
  • 3/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 cup mixed bell peppers (green, yellow and red)
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/8 tsp chilli powder
  • salt to taste


  • Soak the tur dal for minimum of 1 hour
  • strain the water, Grind it along with turmeric powder, salt and red chillies to a thick coarse paste without adding water.
  • Now, grease the idli plates or steamer. Flatten the ground paste and keep in in parts in idli plates and steam cook for 10 min.
  • after 10 min,crumble them and keep it ready
  • Heat oil, splutter mustard seeds. drop the chopped capsicum into it. fry it with little salt, chilli powder until it shrinks.
  • Now add the crumbled lentils and mix well. let it get heated for a couple of minutes. switch off and serve hot with rice and curry.