Thursday , November 30 2023
Capsicum Masala!

How to Make Onion Capsicum Masala

Onion Capsicum Masala, a flavorful Indian dish that combines the sweetness of onions and the crunchiness of capsicum (bell peppers) with aromatic spices. This dish can be enjoyed with roti (Indian bread) or rice.


For the masala paste:

  • 2 medium-sized onions, roughly chopped
  • 2 medium-sized tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 4-5 garlic cloves
  • 1-inch piece of ginger
  • 2 green chillies (adjust to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds

For the main dish:

  • 2 medium-sized capsicums (bell peppers), thinly sliced
  • 2 medium-sized onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder (adjust to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for cooking
  • Chopped fresh coriander leaves for garnishing


  1. Prepare the masala paste:
    • In a blender, combine the roughly chopped onions, tomatoes, garlic cloves, ginger, green chillies, and cumin seeds.
    • Blend into a smooth paste. Set aside.
  2. Cook the main dish:
    • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the cumin seeds and let them splutter.
    • Add the thinly sliced onions and sauté until they turn golden brown.
  3. Add the masala paste:
    • Add the prepared masala paste to the pan. Cook the masala paste until it thickens and the oil starts to separate from it. This might take around 10-15 minutes, so be patient and stir occasionally.
  4. Add spices:
    • Once the masala paste is cooked, add the turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, and salt. Mix well and cook for a few minutes.
  5. Add capsicum (bell peppers):
    • Add the thinly sliced capsicums to the pan. Mix them well with the masala and cook for about 5-7 minutes. You want the capsicums to be slightly cooked but still retain their crunch.
  6. Final touches:
    • Add garam masala and stir to combine. Cook for an additional 2 minutes to let the flavors meld.
  7. Garnish and serve:
    • Once the dish is cooked to your liking, turn off the heat. Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.
  8. Serve:
    • Onion Capsicum Masala is ready to be served. It pairs well with roti, naan, paratha, or rice.

Enjoy your delicious Onion Capsicum Masala! Feel free to adjust the spice levels and seasonings according to your taste preferences.

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