Courgette and Green Pepper 'sabzi' (Tori Aur Hari Mirch Ki Sabzi

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by tigerduck

A nice side dish to Indian meals. The green pepper goes really well with the courgettes. You may think that a pepper of another colour would look nicer, but as I said, the two green vegetables work well together. I've made this twice so far and will make it again. You will get the asafetida from Indian stores, but I left it out when I cooked this the first time and it still turned out lovely. Recipe source is Maduhur Jaffrey's wonderful 'The Ultimate Curry Bible'.

Top Review by Nose5775

Tasty. Thanks for the note about the bell pepper - the cooking time is really right for a green one, so I'm glad I used it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour the oil into a large pan or wok and set over a medium-high heat.
  2. When the oil is hot, put in first the asafetida and then, in quick succession, the cumin and mustard seeds. As soon as the mustard seeds begin to pop, a matter of seconds, add the courgette and the green pepper. Stir and fry for five minutes.
  3. Add the yoghurt, and cook, stirring, until it has been absorbed (It will curdle, but the dish will look nice at the end).
  4. Reduce the heat to low and add the coriander and salt. Sir for a minute.
  5. Add the chaat masala and toss. Taste for balance of flavours.

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