Friday, November 03, 2006

Aloo Capsicum (Aloo Simla Mirch)

Potatoes and Capsicums (Bell Pepper) cooked in Tangy Gravy.
Easy to make Party recipe

Aloo Simla Mirch

Ingredients Needed:
1. Potates 2 (Boiled and cubed)
2. Capsicum 1 (de seeded and Cubed)
3. Onion 2 Finely chopped
4. Salt to taste
5. Oil 2 table spoons.
6. Sugar 1/4 tsp

For Grinding:

1. Green Chilli - 1
2. Chilli Powder - 1 tsp (according to Taste)
3. Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
4. Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
5. Ginger one small piece
6. Garlic 2 pods
7. Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
8. Chutney Dal - 1 tsp
9.Tamarind Small marble size or pulp 1/2 tspGrind everything by adding little water.

Aloo Simla Mirch with Paratha

1. Heat oil in the kadai, add Capsicum pieces and fry for a few minutes and keep it aside.
2. In same oil add finely chopped Onion and cook till it becomes brown on slow fire. Only browned onions gives a good taste.
3. Add Sugar, Grinded paste and fry for a minute.
4. Pour one cup water and cook till oil floats on top.
5. Now add cubed Potatoes, Capsicum pieces, salt .
6. Cover and Cook in slow fire for 10 minutes,
7. Garnish with Coriander and sliced Ginger Pieces.

Serve with Roti, Naan, Rice

Note:If the Gravy is too watery, mash 1 or 2 more pieces of potatoes.


Vani said...

Ooooh! Looks so good!! :)

Linda said...

What a great way to use peppers! Lovely photo MT, really looks delicious :)

Krithika said...

Looks delicious ! I really like this combination.

Lakshmiammal said...

Hi MT,
I must avoid seeing your blog at lunchtime. I start hating food I prepared and wanna eat your menu. Your aloo is so tempting

Foodie's Hope said...

Looks all shiny and delicious, MT! YUM!!Like the combo too!:)

Mallugirl said...

My mom used to make this often. I have made this but never tried frying the capsicum first. Looks good. thanks.

Vini K said...

Your curry looks sooo appetising.Incidentally,I frequently make a curry with the combination of potatoes and green peppers.Will make your recipe and post again soon as these days we have chapathis and curry at nights(it is so cold here in London now).

Sia's corner said...

wow... they look yuuuuuuuuuummyyyyyyy...

Menu Today said...

Hi Vani,
Thanks a lot.

Hi Linda,
I too love this combination..Thanks.

Hi Kirthika,
Thank u so much..

Hi LakshmiAmmal,
You are always welcome to my place. Thanks.

Hi Asha,
Thanks a lot.

Menu Today said...

Hi Shaheen,
Frying the capsicum first give crisp texture to it. Thanks.

Hi Vinaya,
Thanks for visiting my blog. You too have a nice collection of recipes. Please do let me know the outcome of it.

Hi Sia,
Thanks for visiting.