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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Anaheim Pepper Stir-fry

Anaheim pepper is a very mild variety of chili pepper. These peppers are mainly used in mexican dishes for stuffing the cheese and frying the same. In our cuisine, this is a perfect crunchy stir-fry for accompanying our rice dishes. With a few ingredients, you can make the mild peppers spicy and flavorful. Here goes the recipe, 


4 Anaheim Peppers (de-seeded & chopped)
1/2 Red Onion (finely chopped)
5-6 Curry leaves
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1tsp Coriander powder
1tbsp Masala powder
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
1/2tsp Urad dal
1tbsp Oil
Masala powder:

4 dry red chilli
1/2tsp mustard seeds
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
1tbsp Coriander seeds
1tsp urad dal
2tbsp peanuts
6-7 curry leaves
  • In a pan, dry roast the following in the same order: dry red chilli, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, urad dal, peanuts and finally curry leaves.
  • Now let the mixture cool and coarse grind it.
How to:
  • Heat oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds and urad dal.

  • Then add the onions and curry leaves, followed by salt and turmeric powder.

  • Now add the coriander powder, saute for a min and add the peppers.

  • Add another pinch of salt and the masala powder and cook for 3-4 mins or until the peppers are tender.

  • Check salt for taste and switch off.

  • Serve hot with dal or sambar rice.


  1. The masala powder sounds so tasty ~ fabulous stir fry :)
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  2. This recipe is so new to me and sounds really good. I love this pepper a lot,will have to try out!

  3. I love any preparation with chillies..stir fry looks very tasty. Nice pictures.

  4. Very lovely and delicious looking stir fry.


  5. Lovely pics.Stir fry looks so tasty n delicious.

  6. I will have it with dal rice...cud u pass it to me...looks gr8 and love the flavour...wonder i will try it with bell peppers cos dont have that banana chillli with me

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  8. Very nice recipe dear,loved the masala...Final pic is very tempting.

  9. Delicious recipe :) Not sure if I will be able to find these chillies here but guess I can replace it with capsicum and try :) yummm


  10. WOW!!! This is absolutely tempting & yummy!!!

  11. Very tempting.
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  12. i thought only capsicum is used for such dishes. but this definitely looks tasty. will buy the chillies and try the dish.

  13. lovely dish...I liked the spice combination a lot
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