Side dish,

Aloo Shimla Mirch ki Sabji / Potato Capsicum Masala

January 29, 2016 Motions and Emotions 15 Comments

These days weather is variable and unpredictable in Bangalore. Though there is no sign of rain however morning breeze is cold and later in the afternoon it's really hot and again in the evening it's windy. Our little one was having little cough in the night but it was manageable with steaming and home remedies. But suddenly yesterday night, the cough got aggravated and needs medication! When the little one at your home is not well, it really makes you worried! Hope this thing settles down soon.

Aloo shimla mirch is my today's post. It is a popular side dish with roti or paratha. I love to add shimla mirch/capsicum in various preparations however could not do so often because my counter part shares a love & hate relationship with it. He loves to eat it in pizzas, noodles, chilli chicken but not in normal gravy like aloo capsicum gravy or capsicum stir fry.This time I prepared this dry potato capsicum masala and he liked the taste of it and asking for more. Sharing this easy and tasty recipe with you all.

Aloo Shimla Mirch ki Sabji / Potato Capsicum Masala


Potato - 3 medium, cut into elongated shape
Capsicum - 2 medium, cut into elongated shape
Onion - One big, finely chopped
Asafoetida - 1/2 teaspoon
Tomato - one medium, chopped
Turmeric Powder - 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Red Chilli Powder - 1 teaspoon
Coriander Powder - 1 teaspoon
Cumin Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Ginger Paste - 1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Refined Oil - 1/3 cup


1. Boil the potatoes for 3 to 4 minutes and drain the water using a colander. Keep the potatoes under running cold water to stop the process of cooking further.
2. Now heat oil and fry the parboiled potatoes with salt and turmeric powder. Keep them aside.
3. Saute the capsicum in the same oil (High heat) with salt and turmeric powder. Keep them aside.
4. Now in the remaining oil ass cumin seeds. Once they start crackling add a pinch of asafoetida. 
5. Next add chopped onions, fry till they are translucent. 
6. After that add ginger paste and cumin powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and red chilli powder.
Mix them well.
7. Next add chopped tomatoes and cook until the raw smell is gone. If required add little water at this stage. 
8. Now add fried potatoes and capsicum, mix them well with all the spices. After cooking for 5 minutes, aloo shimla mirch is ready to serve. 


  1. Looks very delicious. Perfect side dish for rothis.

  2. Very true... Same situation here.. Hope ur little one is fine now ! Looks very delicious !

  3. Hope you little one is feeling better now. Yeh, the weather is also playing sparks over here. This dish - potatoes? Oh yes please.

  4. Hope your princess is doing goof now...hey my hubby also love to eat capsicum in pizzas,chilli chicken, noodles. .but not ready to have some sabji with capsicum. ..will try it soon..lets see how does he react

  5. I love anything capsicum!
    Love the recipe!
    Hope your kid gets well soon!

  6. love this aloo shimla mirch ka sabji..all time favourite...

  7. I am in love with he recipe! Looks so flavorful and YUM!

  8. I love potato and capsicum combo. Yummy side dish for roti.

  9. sabji is just perfect to be accompanied with roti...Lovely and homely sabji..

  10. i love this combo.. my fav sabzi...looks yummy

  11. Yummy love to try with chapathi.

  12. I totally love this combination... delicious meal...


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