Bell Pepper Subzi with Peanuts

Bell Pepper with Peanuts is a simple side dish, yet has the amazing flavors that go well with Chapatis, Rotis or with Rice. A nutritious accompaniment with great color and texture is quick to make. The softness if the Bell Peppers and the almost boiled effect of the Peanuts is a great combination with the sourness of the lime at the end – just mouth-watering! Bell Peppers are also known as Capsicums and in Hindi, they are known as Shimla Mirch.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4-6


Bell Pepper (Capsicum) – 3, cubed
Jalapenos – 3, cubed (optional)
Raw Peanuts – 1/2 cup
Oil – 1 tbsp
Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida – 1/8th tsp
Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder – 1/2 tsp
Salt – to taste
Lime Juice – to taste


1. Heat Oil in a pan on medium-high heat.
2. Add in Cumin Seeds and allow them to sizzle.
3. Add Turmeric Powder and Peanuts.
4. Cook till the Peanuts get a golden color coating (approx 2 min).
5. Add in the Bell Peppers and the Jalapenos.
6. Add in Cumin Powder, Coriander Powder and the Salt. Mix.
7. Cover and cook for about 10-12 minutes. Keep stirring in-between.
8. The Bell-Peppers should be tender, but not mushy and they should be a little caramelized.
9. Turn off the flame and add lots of Lime Juice to taste.
10. Serve hot.


1. Use Roasted peanuts to make the dish a little faster.
2. Add an additional Bell-Pepper instead of the Jalapenos or remove the seeds of the Jalapenos for a milder flavor.

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0 thoughts on “Bell Pepper Subzi with Peanuts

  1. Hey I am from Dubai, This was an easy and tangy and nice taste. I would suggest if the peanuts are coarsely grounded. Thanx

  2. I made this yesterday and had it with ghee rice. yeah, the key is lots and lots of lime juice:) use cilantro too. very very simple and tasty.

  3. I made this with multi coloured capsicums and green chili and it was delicious! Thanks Hetal and Anuja for doing such an amazing job:)

  4. Instead of using the spices mentioned, I use vanghi-bhaath powder. It is a mixture of different spices and tastes great! I add peanuts only if I am mixing it with rice. Otherwise I add tomatoes or potatoes or cauliflower with bell pepper. They all each give different taste.

  5. THanks for the wonderful recipe..Can we use red and yellow bell peppers along with the green..will it deter the taste of the subzi…

    1. I make a similar kind of bell pepper subzi with all colored ones,it does not affect the taste it gets more colorful so more eye appealing, what i do different is instead of using the whole pea nuts i partially crush them and add sesame seeds as well. Thia looks good as well. Thanks again for all the recipies Hetal and Anuja, great work.

      1. I make something like that too with the multi-colored bell peppers too. I find that the orange and yellow have a slightly sweeter taste than the green and red ones, but they substitute nicely.

        I used cashews instead of the peanuts when I don’t have them in stock.

        This is a really good one.

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