Aloo shimla mirch (Indian potatoes and peppers)

    45 min

    This dry curry is a vegetarian delight. Potatoes combine with green pepper and an array of aromatic Indian spices. Serves four as a side or two as a vegan main with roti or naan.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 large potatoes
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
    • 1 teaspoon kalonji (nigella seeds)
    • 2 large onions, chopped
    • 1 to 2 green peppers, chopped
    • 1 green chilli, halved
    • 4 to 6 fresh curry leaves
    • 1 teaspoon turmeric
    • 2 large tomatoes, finely chopped
    • 2 teaspoons chilli powder
    • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
    • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
    • salt to taste
    • 1 handful fresh coriander leaves

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Boil the potatoes till tender. Drain and let cool. Once cool enough to handle, peel and chop into pieces. Set aside.
    2. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium high heat. Add cumin and nigella seeds and cook till they begin to sputter. Add the onion, pepper, chilli, curry leaves and turmeric. Cook and stir until the onion has softened.
    3. To the frying pan, add the tomatoes, chilli powder, ground cumin, ground coriander and some salt. Cook, partially covered, till the tomatoes have broken down.
    4. Uncover the pan and add the potatoes. Stir well and season with more salt to taste. Continue to cook and stir till excess liquid in the pan has been absorbed and the flavours have had a chance to combine, about 5 minutes. Serve garnished with fresh coriander.

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    Hi santosh, i am veggie... sorry cant help on fish biryani... search for it and you can find for sure.. use the faceted or top text search  -  23 Feb 2011  (Review from Allrecipes India)


    I search for this recipe and yours appeared first. I made this today as potatoes were already boiled and looked for a good recipe. Wonderful and the smell speaks for it. But no doubt the quality of things still add more to the dish.  -  19 Sep 2012  (Review from Allrecipes India)


    I made aloo capsicum masala last week following your recipe and i must tell it turned out very tasty. My husband and kids loved it. Am making it again today. Thanks for sharing the recipe.  -  13 May 2014  (Review from Allrecipes India)