capsicum bath

Capsicum Bath Recipe

Capsicum Bath Recipe with step by step photos and video. Capsicum bath is a kind of masala bath made with vangi bath masala powder . This rice variety is popular as Vangi bath itself in spite of vangi (brinjal) being replaced with capsicum or any assorted vegetables.

Basically Vangi bath is a spicy rice variety with mild tangginess from tamarind. The main flavours in vangi bath comes from coriander seeds , cinnamon , cloves and kapok buds. Spiciness in vangibath is balanced with dry coconut and tamarind. Also mixing cooked rice with vangi bath masala paste and vangi bath powder plays a very important role in enhancing the taste of this masala bath . Before jumping into the recipe , do take some time to read the complete post to make a perfect capsicum bath or vangi bath with capsicum as we call at home.

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Vangi bath is made with young , tender , fresh , long green brinjals. But as it is not easily available throughout the year , at home we often make it capsicum and potato combination. Also mixed vegetables like carrot , french beans , green peas and potato are also used to make this vangi bath . One more favourite combination that goes well with this vangi bath is green peas and fresh methi leaves. And we call it as Vangi bath with capsicum , vangi bath with mixed vegetables and vangi bath with green peas but hilariously there will be no vangi ( brinjal) in Vangi Bath , ROFL 🙂 🙂 😉 .

As vangi bath powder is used in the recipe , by default it is referred as Vangi Bath irrespective of the vegetable used. But I had no dareness to title this recipe as Vangibath with capsicum or just vangi bath , hence gave a name has Capsicum Bath .

To make vangi bath , all we need is cooked rice , vangi bath powder , tamarind , vegetables of your choice and seasoning ingredients. Whenever you are using cooked rice in any recipe , just make sure you are either using warm rice or cool rice. Has it helps to mix well with masala without breaking the rice grains while mixing. Basmati , sona masoori , kolam , Jeera or any kind of rice can be used in the recipe . But be sure that rice is cooked well and it is fluffy with each rice grain separated. You can also use 1 tsp of oil and 1/2 Tsp of salt while making rice for vangibath , puliyogare , chitranna varieties and also veg fried rice.

To make vangi bath masala , use sesame oil because it enhances the taste. If you don’t have sesame oil, you can use any other cooking oil of your choice. But I always recommend sesame oil for recipes like puliyogare , heralekai chitranna and also our street favourite churmuri .

Firstly vangi bath masala paste need to be prepared for which amount of oil used is bit more. Because vegetables either brinjal or capsicum , it needs to be well cooked in oil . Once after seasoning , vegetables are fried well in oil and then vangibath powder needs to be added . Also tamarind juice , pinch of jaggery and salt to taste are added and cooked till oil floats. This masala paste can be stored in refrigerator upto 7 days and can be used as required.

Once after mixing rice with vangi bath masala , add 1-2 tsp of vangi bath powder , salt and mix well with hands . Also add 1/2 -1 tsp of lime juice , it enhances the taste and balances the spice level from vangi bath powder. If you feel spice level is high , then you can also add 1-2 tbsp of dry coconut powder , so that it balances the heat . Feel free to make these changes to suit you taste , overall it tastes delicious.

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Capsicum bath recipe

Capsicum bath is spicy rice variety made with capsicum and vangi bath powder , a variation to the most popular rice recipe vangi bath from Karnataka.
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Author :Muktha H S
Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: Karnataka, South India
Keywords: Gluten Free, Rice Varities, Sankranti
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings (change the number to scale) : 5 people
Calories: 363

Ingredients

For Masala Paste | Gojju

  • 5 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 2 no's Onion, medium size , sliced
  • 3 no's Green capsicum , large , cut into 11/2 "inch thin sticks
  • 1 Potato , small , optional
  • 1 Tomato , chopped , optional
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp Chana dal
  • 1 tbsp Urad Dal
  • 2 Sprigs of Curry leaves
  • 2 Dry Red chillies , broken
  • 2 tbsp Cashews
  • 1/2 tsp Jaggery powder
  • 3 tbsp Vangi bath powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Tamarind, soaked in 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Salt or as required

To mix with rice

  • 4 1/2 -5 cups Cooked Rice , refer notes
  • Capsicum Masala Paste , gojju , refer notes
  • 4 – 5 tbsp Vangi bath powder
  • 2 tsp Salt or as required
  • 1 tsp Lime Juice , optional
  • 3 tbsp Coriander leaves , chopped

Instructions

To make capsicum masala paste /gojju

  • Heat 5 Tbsp of sesame oil in a pan. When oil is hot enough , add mustard seeds , curry leaves and broken red chillies.
  • Add chana dal , urad dal and cashews and saute till it turns golden brown.
  • Now add sliced onions and fry well till onion turns translucent.
  • Add thinly sliced capsicum of 1 1/2 " inch and fry well.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and potatoes .Mix well and saute for a minute.
  • Add 1/2 Tsp of turmeric powder , 1 tsp of salt and continue to cook till potatoes and tomatoes are well cooked.
  • Add 3 Tbsp of Vangi bath masala powder and mix well .
  • Now add in 1/2 cup of tamarind juice extracted from 1/2 Tbsp of tamarind pulp and mix well.
  • Add 1/2 Tsp of jaggery powder , 1 tsp of salt and mix well.
  • Keep the flame on low , mix well everything and cook till oil releases from the edges.
  • Mix well everything. Turn off the flame and set aside till use.
  • Once cool , you can even store it in a clean dry glass jar upto 1 week in refrigerator.

To mix with Rice

  • Take cooked and warm rice in a large plate .
  • Add above prepared capsicum masala paste and mix well with rice using hands. For every 1 cup of cooked rice add about 11/2- 2 tbsp heap of capsicum masala paste/ gojju.
  • Sprinkle Vangi bath masala powder , salt to taste , few drops of lime juice , chopped coriander leaves and mix well. Adding lime juice is optional , but I recommend , as it enhances the taste.
  • Taste and adjust it accordingly by adding capasicum masala paste or vangi bath masala powder or salt , to suit your taste.
  • Serve immediately.

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Notes

  • This recipe yields approximately about 1 1/4 cup of masala paste /gojju , which can make about 1/2 kilo capsicum bath.
  • I have used only 2 cups of cooked rice for 1/3 cup of masala paste/gojju. But with the above capsicum masala / gojju , 4-5 cups of cooked rice can be mixed easily .
  • The Masala Paste | Gojju  can be stored in refrigerator upto 1 week.
  • For every 1 Cup of cooked rice , 1 Tbsp of dry vangi bath masala powder needs to be mixed while mixing with rice.
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Step by Step Directions to make Capsicum Bath:

For capsicum masala paste /gojju

Heat 5 Tbsp of sesame oil in a pan. When oil is hot enough , add mustard seeds, once it crackles add curry leaves and broken red chillies.

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Add chana dal , urad dal and cashews and saute till it turns golden brown.

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Now add sliced onions .

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Fry well till onion turns translucent.

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Add thinly sliced capsicum of 1 1/2 ” inch and fry well.

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Add chopped , tomatoes and potatoes( if using) .

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Mix well and saute for a minute.

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Add 1/2 Tsp of turmeric powder and 1 tsp of salt.

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Mix everything and continue to cook till potatoes and tomatoes are well cooked.

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Add 3 Tbsp of Vangi bath masala powder

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Mix well everything.

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Now add in 1/2 cup of tamarind juice extracted from 1/2 Tbsp of tamarind pulp and mix well.

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Add 1/2 Tsp of jaggery powder , 1 1/2 tsp of salt and mix well.

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Keep the flame on low heat , mix well everything and cook till oil releases from the edges.

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Mix well everything. Turn off the flame and set aside till use.

Once cool , you can even store it in a clean dry glass jar upto 1 week in refrigerator.

To mix with Rice :

Take cooked and warm rice in a large plate .

Add above prepared capsicum masala paste and mix well with rice using hands. For every 1 cup of cooked rice add about 11/2- 2 tbsp heap of capsicum masala paste/ gojju.

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Sprinkle Vangi bath masala powder , 1/2 Tsp of salt and mix well with hands. For every 1 cup cooked rice , add 1 Tbsp vangi bath masala powder.

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Add chopped coriander leaves and few drops of lime juice , mix well everything . Adding lime juice is optional , but I recommend , as it enhances the taste.

Capsicum Bath Recipe

Taste and adjust salt or masala or spiciness accordingly by adding salt , capasicum masala paste or vangi bath masala powder to suit your taste.

Serve immediately.

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