Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Simla Mirchiche Panchamrut / Capsicum Panchamrut / Kudamilagai gothsu

Posting a recipe of Capsicum panchamrut which can be served as a side dish along with rotis.Capsicum is known as kudamilagai in tamil.
This recipe is slightly modified version of Panchamrut which are served in Maharashtrian weddings.
Please jot down the recipe and start preparing.
Simla mirchiche Panchamrut


Chopped capsicum(medium sized pieces) - 3 cups
Whole dry red chillies -2
Green chillies(chopped medium size) - 3
Tamarind - one small supari size(can vary the amount according to your taste)
Sesame seeds/til/ellu - 2 tbsps
Dry coconut pieces - 1/4 cup
Roasted Groundnut - 1/4 cup
Roasted groundnut powder - 1 tbsp
Powdered Jaggery - 1/2 cup
Kala masala/Ghoda masala(maharashtrian) - 1 and half tbsp
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
curry leaves few
Salt  to taste

For seasoning

Mustard/kadugu/mohri -1 tsp
asafoetida/hing/perungayam - 1 tsp
haldi/turmeric/manjal - 1 tsp
Jira/cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Oil - 2 tbsp


Dry roast sesame seeds till they slightly pop  and turn into copper red colour.crush it to coarse powder.
In a kadai/pan,add oil,mustard,hing,green chillies,red chillies,haldi,curry leaves,roasted groundnut,dry coconut pieces,let dry coconut turn to copper red colour,add capsicum pieces and saute.

Add tamarind pulp,little water,red chilli powder,salt.Let it cook well.
Add some more water if required.Now add Ghoda masala, sesame seeds powder,jaggery powder,groundnut powder and cook well for some more time.Switch off the flame.Serve along with rotis.Can prepare with bitter gourd/karela/pavakkai panchamrut also in similar way.Vary the quantities of tamarind,chillies,jaggery accordingly.

Here I give you the basic recipe of Panchamrut served in weddings.

Basic Panchamrut

Jaggery powder 1 cup
Tamarind - 3/4 cup
salt to taste
Ghoda masala/kala masala 2 tbsp
Sesame seeds - 1/2 cup
Roasted groundnuts - 1/2 cup
Dry coconut pieces - 1/2 cup
Green chillies (chopped) - 1/4 cup

Roast sesame seeds and make it a coarse powder.
In oil ,add hing,green chillies,all other ingredients,tamarind pulp.Bring to a boil.Switch off the flame.

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