Simla Mirchi Bhaji | Capsicum Stir Fry


Shimla Mirchi chi bhaji‘ is very simple and quick vegetable from Green Capsicum or Simla Mirchi. Shimla Mirchi Bhaji or Dhobali Mirchi Bhaji is a Maharashtrian Recipe for a Capsicum vegetable preparation in the traditional style, using the Simla Mirchi and Besan as the main ingredients.

It doesn’t need a lot of preparation and no need to add so many spices. But still, it tastes awesome.In a way, you can call it as ‘Maharashtrian Capsicum stir fry’.

In my school days, it is very common Tiffin vegetable like Dudhi Bhopla Bhaji, Methichi Bhaji,Cauliflower Bhaji and many more.If I was asked to use capsicum in cooking, I will use in Chinese cooking like fried rice and noodles.

Also, in Italian food like pasta, Pizza like Baby Corn and Capsicum Pizza.But sometimes, in Tiffin, we have the habit of eating Sabji and Roti, so there must be many options of vegetables and it is one of them, Simpla Mirchi chi Bhaji.

Simpla Mirchi Bhaji has many names in Marathi like Dhobali Mirchi Bhaji or Bhopali Mirchi Bhaji.We always say ‘Simla Mirchi chi Bhaji pith perun‘ -pith perun means we use besan or Gram flour in a vegetable to absorb all water and juices from the vegetable.This besan flour gives very nice aroma and taste to the vegetable.

Simla Mirchi Bhaji | Capsicum Stir Fry

Simla Mirchi Bhaji | Capsicum Stir Fry


  • 2 Capsicum, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder 
  • 4 tsp Oil 
  • 6 tsp Gram Flour (Besan) 
  • Salt to taste 
  • 2 tsp Coriander leaves, finely chopped 


  • 1.Put Kadhai or pan on a medium heat and pour oil in it.
  • 2.When the oil is hot ,add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. 
  • 3.Then add turmeric powder and red chili powder. 
  • 4.Now add chopped Capsicum to it and mix it well. Cook for 7 to 8 minutes with putting lid over it. 
  • 5.It should be on low flame , so capsicum should not burn. 
  • 6.After capsicum is cooked sprinkle Gram Flour little by little.(Don't add all the besan at the same time.) 
  • 7.Add salt to taste. Now cover it with lid and let it cook on a small flame for 5 minutes. 
  • 8.Garnish it with Coriander Leaves.

Dhobali Mirchi Bhaji

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