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It has been a strange week so far. When the weather was bright and sunny, I was in no mood to cook and click. But when I cooked to click, the weather turned gloomy and dull, which means not much cooking or clicking was done this week :-( But I made sure I had a dish ready for 'Cooking from Cookbook Challenge'. I actually made it last week along with the mixed dal sambar. Today's dish is from a Telugu cooking show. The combination of pepper and coconut sounded interesting and so I tried it right away. It is definitely...


34 serving

Total time

50 minutes




  • 2 peppers
  • 3 tbsps Coconut
  • 2 chilies
  • 0.5 tsp chili powder
  • 0.5 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp Ginger-garlic
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 0.5 tsp Turmeric
  • to taste Salt


  1. Heat 1tbsp oil in a pan, add the cumin and mustard seeds and once the seeds start to splutter, add the green chilies and ginger+garlic paste. Cook for 1 minute.
  2. Add the coconut paste, turmeric and red chili powder. Mix well and cook for 2~3 minutes, stirring continuously.
  3. Add the pepper pieces, salt and some water; cover and cook till the pieces are tender.
  4. Add the ground coriander, mix well and cook for another 2 minutes. Serve with rice or roti.