Indian bell pepper recipes are a great way to add variety to your meals while incorporating some healthy and flavorful veggies. It will spice up your meals and give them more color and flavor. There are many ways to use bell peppers in your Indian meals, from stuffed peppers to curries and grilled appetizers.

Moreover, bell peppers are a versatile and delicious ingredient that can add color, flavor, and nutrition to any dish. With these 13 Indian bell pepper recipes, you can explore different ways to incorporate these veggies.

Aloo Simla Mirch

Aloo Capsicum (Potato & Bell Pepper Curry) in a plate
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Aloo Simla Mirch is a popular Indian vegetarian dish with potatoes and bell peppers. It’s a flavorful and spicy recipe that’s easy to make and goes well with roti or paratha.

The potatoes and bell peppers are sautéed with spices such as cumin, coriander, and turmeric, giving this dish a delicious aroma and taste. It is easy to make in just 20 minutes!

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Bharwa Simla Mirch

3 pieces of bharwa shimla mirch (stuffed bell peppers) arrange in a black round plate
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Bharwa Simla Mirch, also known as stuffed bell peppers, is a popular Indian dish made by stuffing bell peppers with a spicy potato filling and then cooking them in a tomato-based gravy. This flavorful and colorful dish is a great vegetarian option and is perfect to serve with rice or naan.

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Capsicum Rice

Capsicum pulao in an oval dish with bhindi raita.
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This capsicum pulao is a simple rice dish made with colored bell peppers. This pulao has a mild flavor yet tastes delicious. Pair it with raita or dal (lentil dish) and make a healthy meal.

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Paneer Tikka

Low carb Paneer tikka masala in a white plane
Photo Credit: Piping Pot Curry

Tandoori Paneer Tikka is a popular Indian appetizer, especially for vegetarians. With marinated paneer and crispy vegetables, this appetizer is packed with lots of flavors. Enjoy paneer tikka with this easy recipe to make in the air fryer, oven, or grill!

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Paneer Jalfrezi

Paneer Jalfrezi curry with peppers in a pan
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Paneer Jalfrezi is a delicious stir-fry curry with a heavenly combination of paneer and colorful bell peppers. This vegetarian restaurant-style dish can be made within 20 minutes and is a perfect accompaniment for naan.

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Egg Pepper Fry

Tawa Egg & Pepper Fry With Crusty Bread and Orange Juice
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Tawa Egg & Pepper Fry is a quick Indian egg recipe that is great for breakfast or brunch. All you need is a few hard-boiled eggs, bell peppers, tomato, and spices to make these Indian-style skillet eggs. It gets ready in 20-25 minutes and is so good with bread or plain parathas.

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Paneer Tikka Masala

Instant Pot Paneer Tikka Masala served in a bowl with some naan and limes on the side.
Photo Credit: Piping Pot Curry

Paneer Tikka Masala is a flavorful and aromatic curry made with marinated and grilled paneer cubes and bell peppers simmered in a rich onion tomato gravy along with warm spices.

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Capsicum Chutney

capsicum chutney served in a bowl with text layovers.
Photo Credit: Dassana’s Veg Recipes

Capsicum chutney is a delicious and tangy condiment made with bell peppers, desiccated coconut, lentils, herbs, and spices. It is a great accompaniment to dosa, idli, and other South Indian breakfast items. The nutritious chutney can be easily prepared in a blender and makes for a flavorful addition to any meal.

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Red Bell Pepper Carrot Soup

Roasted Red Pepper Carrot Soup Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
Photo Credit: Piping Pot Curry

This red bell pepper and carrot soup is a healthy and flavorful soup recipe that’s perfect for any time of year. This vegan and gluten-free soup has deep, bold flavors from roasting red peppers and carrots.

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Besan Wali Simla Mirch

Besan wali simla mirch in a white bowl
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Besan wali shimla mirch is a specialty from the western states of Gujarat and Maharashtra in India. It is a simple stir fry of bell peppers with gram flour. It is easy to make in just 20 minutes, and tastes amazing with roti or thepla!

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Capsicum Koora

Capsicum Kura in a plate with rice
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Capsicum Kura is an Andhra bell pepper curry made with curry leaves, green chilies, onion, tomatoes, and green bell pepper. This dish is typically served over rice for a satisfying lunch or dinner.

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Tandoori Mushroom Tikka

Easy mushroom tikka garnished with chaat masala
Photo Credit: Piping Pot Curry

Restaurant-style Tandoori Mushroom Tikka is an easy, tasty appetizer to make at home in the air fryer, oven, or grill. These Indian grilled mushrooms are full of flavor, thanks to the juicy marinated mushrooms and bell peppers.

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Tofu Bell Pepper Stir Fry

Tofu and bell pepper masala in a bowl
Photo Credit: Sinfully Spicy

Super flavorful tofu and bell pepper curry that will please your tastebuds whether or not you are vegan. The creamy texture of the curry, along with satisfying plant protein from tofu, and the crunchy bell peppers, is pleasantly satisfying.

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