Friday, 19 June 2015

Aloo capsicum recipe | how to make aloo shimla mirch recipe

Today I am posting north indian style sabji made from capsicum & potato namely aloo shimla mirch ,where aloo means potato in english &  batata in marathi wh

I guess majority of us like potatoes including kids .I myself as a child would eat any vegetable that had potato in it . i do like capsicum also.

Normally I make capsicum in marathi style named as simla mirchi peeth perleli bhaji 

Aloo shimla mirch recipe – This simple and super easy recipe of aloo shimla mirch is a dry sabji.

One can have the aloo simla mirch with parathas, phulkas and even plain bread.

 Aloo shimla mirch ki sabzi is very simple, easy and fast cooking recipe. In this recipe potatoes and capsicum are sauted together with the spices like garam masala, dried mango powder and coriander powder. It tastes best when it is hot and can be served with naan and roties. Learn how to make potato capsicum curry by following this easy recipe.

Here we are using little more oil as we are not going to add water in this sabji & saute veggies till they get cooked & become crisp in oil .(But if you want to use less oil check tip 3)

Now lets move to the recipe


2 medium capsicum/green bell pepper/shimla mirch
2  medium potatoes/aloo
Green chilli - 1 sliced
ginger chopped - 1/2 inch (optional)
Onion -1 (optional)
turmeric powder/haldi - ½ tsp
red chilli powder/lal mirch powder - ½ to ¾ to tsp or as required
garam masala powder - ¾ to 1 tsp or as required
dry mango powder/amchur powder - 1 tsp or as required
oil - 2 to 3 tbsp (there is an extra oil that we add, so that the veggies become slightly crisp)
coriander leaves for garnish
salt - as required


1.Wash potatoes & simla mirchi . dice or cut capsicum in wedges . peel and dice or slice the potatoes .Cut or slice them a little thin, as then they are easier and faster to cook.

2.Heat oil in kadai till it becomes medium hot,add the potatoes.saute the potatoes in oil, till they are ninety percent cooked and start looking crisp from the edges.keep aside

3.Then add the capsicum.saute  in the same oil  keeping the flame low till its done .keep it aside.

4.In same oil (add 1 tbsp oil if required) add green chilli & ginger & saute till raw smell of ginger goes away .If using onion add it & saute till it becomes soft .Now add turmeric powder, red chilli powder,salt  except garam masala powder and amchur powder.

5.add aloo & simla mirchi & let it saute for a minute along with spices .Now cover the kadai or wok with a lid for 2-3 minutes till veggies are done.Pls keep checking after few minutes or else veggies can get burnt.

6 Lastly when the vegetables are cooked, add garam masala powder and amchur powder.garnish with coriander leaves.

7.stir well and serve aloo capsicum hot with phulkas or rotis.

Tips :

1.You can skip onions  in above recipe 

2. can add 1 chopped tomato to above sabji after adding onion in step no 4 .

3.In case you make sabji in less oil say 1 tbsp & feel that it is getting burnt sprinkle 2-3 tbsp of water to sabji.

4 Can add 1 pinch of kasuri methi to above sabji.

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