Monday, 30 March 2009

Aloo Shimla Mirch Stirfry - Potato Bell Pepper Stirfry

I love such dry stir frys! They are SO flavorful, especially with the addition of some Aamchur Powder ( Dried Mango Powder) and with a 'tadka' of Jeera Seeds.....wow.
The taste is amazing. This is so very simple.....make it when you're in a hurry and you'll be eating in no time.

Here's what you need:

2 large potatoes - I used Yukon Gold- Partially cooked, peeled and chopped
2 large Bell Peppers, chopped

1 tbsp- Olive Oil
1 tsp- Cumin Seeds
A pinch of asafoetida
1 tsp- turmeric
1 tsp or more aamchur ( dried mango powder)
1 tsp- Chili powder
1 tsp or more- dhania-jeera powder ( cumin-corainder)
1 tsp- your fav. Garam masala
Salt,Sugar - to taste

Cook the potatoes partially, either by boiling them or in the microwave for around 6-8 minutes. Cool and chop them along with the bell peppers.

In a wide pan, heat the Oil. Add the cumin seeds and the asafoetida. Add the potatoes, and stirfry for around 3-4 minutes. Let the potatoes get coated evenly. Now add the bell peppers and stir. Add the masalas and the salt/sugar. Lower the heat, stir once again and cover. Let it cook on low heat until the potatoes and the peppers get a nice crust. Serve hot!

Serving Suggestion: Chapatis, Fresh Yogurt and Pickles.

24 comments:

indosungod said...

What a simple and easy curry. A unique combination as well.

delhibelle said...

I love this sabzi, this is almost how my mom makes it. Thanks for reminding me

Pavani said...

I love simple stir fries a lot too since there are endless possible combinations. Addition of amchoor is interesting, will try it out. Happy Monday..

Vaidehi said...

one of my fav. combination.. colorful and delicious.. :)

Vaidehi
Marathi Recipes

Trupti said...

looks very mouthwatering & easy to make

Vani said...

I love green pepper & potato combi. Liked the simplicity of the bhaji. Coincidentally, I posted a simple cabbage bhaji just y'day :)

Subhie Arun said...

I love potato too...addition of amchoor powder is interesting..thx for sharing,,,

sunita said...

Yummy..I love such simple recipes Hope you had a great start to the week :-)

musical said...

YUMMY! Love the serving suggestions :). Dahi and bell peppers are a special combo.

Smitha said...

You make some wonderful food. Your sons must be worshipping you:)

Madhumathi said...

Very yummy n simple stir-fry..Love the combo of bell pepper n aloo :)

Divya Vikram said...

Love the aloo bell-pepper combo..

Madhavi said...

Love this stir fry, yummmmm!!!

Meenal Mehta said...

mouth watering , i love dry stir fries too :) will try this as soon as I get well..hope you had a great weekend

A_and_N said...

This is a fave! :) Make this every single week

AMIT said...

I love this post from you.

Lingerie Alley

Miri said...

Its been a long time since I had this combination - when I came to Delhi I was so overwhelmed with all the potato being eaten all the time that I banned potato for a while from the kitchen - need to do some more things - this recipe is one of my favourites and your version looks delicious!

meeso said...

I have become really fond of these stir fry's also, and this one really looks inviting!

Cynthia said...

I love your food. But then again, you already know that :)

Tina said...

Hai trupti...
im new to ur blog....very simple recipe with great combination....

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow looks tempting and yum...

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Rupali Jain said...

My Mom used to make this!!u remind me of this..will try this of sure!!

Anonymous said...

If available, chile poblano gives a flavour much closer to Shimla mirch than ordinary bell peppers. Chile poblano can be got in any store that specializes in Mexican food.

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