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Capsicum Gravy

Capsicum Gravy for Rice-Chapati-Pulao

Andhra style Capsicum gravy is a simple dish which can be had as a side dish with plain rice, chapati, phulkas, parathas, pulaos and flavored rice like ghee rice, jeera pulao etc. It can be mixed with rice to make a simple and delicious one pot meal.

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Andhra Pradesh
Keyword Capsicum gravy for rice, Capsicum masala
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 3 persons


Ingredients needed

  • 3 cups Capsicum/Bell Pepper chopped or 3 medium size
  • 2 cups Tomato chopped
  • 1 cup Onion chopped
  • Salt to taste

Spice Powder

  • 1-2 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Chilli Powder (or as required)
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder

For grinding (masala paste for the curry)

  • 1/3 cup Grated Coconut
  • 2 inch Ginger
  • 2 Green chillies
  • 3 Garlic cloves

For the seasoning

  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves

For Garnishing

  • 2 tbsp Coriander leaves (finely chopped)



  1. Grind grated coconut, green chillies, ginger, garlic to a fine paste and keep it ready.

  2. Chop capsicum into small pieces. Chop onion and tomatoes into small pieces and keep it aside.


  1. Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, when it splutters, add curry leaves.

  2. Add finely chopped onions, little salt and saute until onions turn golden brown.

  3. Add chopped tomatoes, salt needed and all the spice powder mentioned under "Spice Powder".

  4. Cook until tomatoes become mushy. If you feel, it is too dry, you may add 1 or 2 tbsp of water. Since the tomatoes I used were juicy, I did not add water.

  5. Add the ground coconut paste and cook for 2-3 minutes. Then add the chopped capsicum and cook covered, stirring in between.

  6. If needed sprinkle little water and cook covered.

  7. Once cooked, add 1/4 cup of water and cook for a further 5 minutes on medium heat.

  8. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot as a side dish for rice, chapati, parathas or flavored rice.

Recipe Notes

This curry can also be mixed with rice to make a delicious one pot meal. You can serve with chips or papads or raitha as side dish for it.