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Capsicum-Cashew-Pakora Fry

Friday, December 25, 2009

Lately, i been cooking lot's of dishes with capsicum.. Capsicum is one of Vishnu's  Fav.. So, i been trying lot's of varieties. Adding cashews gives a rich look to any kind of dish.. Pakora is my favorite and i jus love adding pakora to fry's. Actually, thought of making Capsicum-Dry powder fry but  ended up making this delicious Capsicum- Cashew-Pakora Fry. I always prepare some gram flour pakora n store them in an air tight container for up to 1 week.. 

Here is the recipe for delicious Capsicum-Cashew-Pakora Fry..

  • Capsicum: 3, chopped into small chunks
  • Onion: 1, Finely chopped
  • Green chili: 2, chopped
  • Ginger garlic paste: 1tsp
  • Mustard seeds: 1tsp
  • Cumin seeds: 1 tsp
  • Cashews: 2 tbsp
  • Pakora: 1 cup
  • Garam masala: 1/2tsp
  • Coriander powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Red chili powder: 1tsp
  • Salt: to taste
  • Turmeric: 1tsp
  • Cilantro: to garnish


1) In a skillet, heat oil n add mustard seeds. Let them splutter n add cumin seeds. Fry for30 secs. 
2) Add, onions n green chili. Fry for 6 mins until onions are translucent
3) Add Cashews n fry for 1 min. 
4) Add, ginger garlic paste , turmeric n fry for 1 min.
5) Now add, capsicum chunks n a pinch of salt. Fry them covered for 10 mins on medium -low heat.
6) Add chili powder, salt, coriander powder n mix it well. Cover it n cook for another 5 mins or until the skin of capsicum pieces is tender.
7) Now add, pakora and garam masala n cook for another 2 mins uncovered.
8) Adjust spices according to your taste n garnish with cilantro.

Enjoy Capsicum-Cashew-Pakora fry with Rice...


Ushnish Ghosh December 27, 2009 at 1:51 AM  

Dear Silpa
This is very new to me..and it is got to be tasty and different. Now let me go and check your latest on making pakoDa
Have a nice week ahead

Siddhi Shirsat December 27, 2009 at 11:16 AM  

hey very nice dish...nice idea of using pakora with veges n capsicum.

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