Mirchi Zunka/Bell peppers saueeted with chickpea flour and spices

Recipe can be found @ Zesty South Indian Kitchen

What you need


Chickpea flour/Besan: ¼ cup

Red chili powder: ¼ teaspoon

Green chili: 1 no

Onion chopped: 1 cup

Orange bell pepper chopped: 1 cup

Yellow bell pepper chopped: 1 cup

Green bell pepper chopped: 1 cup

Salt: ½ teaspoon or to taste

Coriander powder; ½ teaspoon

Mustard seeds: ½ teaspoon

Cumin seeds: ½ teaspoon

Olive oil: 1 tablespoon

Ginger: 1 inch piece

Garlic: 3 cloves

Curry leaves: 1 sprig (optional, not on traditional dish)


How I made


In a skillet dry roast the chickpea flour/besan for 3 minutes or until raw smells goes and aroma of fried flour comes out. Set aside. 


In a same skillet add oil and mustard seeds, cumin seeds when they starts spluttering add chopped onion, green chili, curry leaves and fry for about 4 minutes. To this add turmeric powder and fry for another 2 minutes then add ginger-garlic paste and fry for 2 minutes to remove the raw smell. 


Then add chopped bell peppers, chili powder and coriander powder cook for about 8 minutes or until bell peppers get cooked but not mushy. To this add roasted chickpea flour/besan and cook for about 3 minutes or until chickpea flour/besan gets coated with each piece of bell peppers .


Enjoy with any flat bread