Sunday, 23 October 2011

Aloo Shimla Mirch Sabzi (Potatoes with Bell Pepper)

aloo shimla mirch

In this recipe of aloo shimla mirch sabzi, I have taken green capsicums (shimla mirch) but you can also take red or yellow capsicums (bell peppers) or a mix of them to get a nice, appealing color. This is a simple and easy recipe of aloo shimla mirch but quite delicious.
Recipe of aloo shimla mirch sabzi
2 medium aloo (potatoes) - peeled and cubed
2 medium shimla mirch (bell pepper/ capsicum) - deseeded and chopped
1 onion- sliced
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
A pinch of hing (asafoetida)
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp amchoor (dried mango powder)
1/4 tsp garam masala powder
1 tbsp oil
1. Heat oil in a kadhai or a pan. Add cumin seeds and when they change color, add hing. Add onion and sauté till pink.
2. Add aloo and shimla mirch. Add salt and all the spices except amchoor and garam masala. Mix well and lower the heat. Cook covered till potatoes are tender and all the moisture evaporates. Stir occasionally.
3. Turn off the heat and add amchoor and garam masala. Mix well. Serve hot aloo shimla mirch sabzi with roti or paratha (Indian flatbread).

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