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Aloo Shimla Mirch (Capsicum with Potatoes)

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Aloo shimla mirch is semi dry subzi which goes perfect with rotis or phulkas. Aloo or potato is a kind of vegetable which we can pair with any vegetable. Earlier I made aloo gobi, aloo mutter, aloo with cabbage, aloo baingan and my favorite aloo methi. I used green bell pepper for this subzi but you can use any yellow, red, orange pepper or you can mix them. Green bell pepper with potatoes is very flavorful and delicious curry which is staple in my house. So get in your kitchen and make this aloo shimla mirch. I am sure you will definitely love this.


Enjoy, everyone!

Here’s the handy dandy printable:

Aloo Shimla Mirch (Capsicum with Potatoes)
Prep time
Cook time
Yield: 2
  • Oil – 3 teaspoons
  • Cumin seeds – ½ teaspoon
  • Cinnamon stick – ½ inch
  • Bay leaf – 1
  • Onion – ½ cup, cubed
  • Potatoes – 1 ¼ cups, cubed
  • Green pepper (Capsicum) – 1 ¼ cup, cubed
  • Turmeric powder – ⅛ teaspoon
  • Red chili powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Garam masala – ¼ teaspoon
  • Water – ½ cup
  • Salt – to taste
  1. Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat. Once hot add cumin seeds, cinnamon stick and bay leaf. Let the cumin seeds sizzle and you get nice fragrant from cinnamon and bay leaf.
  2. Then add onions. And sauté them till they are translucent and barely light brown. It will take about 3 minutes.
  3. Then add potatoes and capsicum. Mix well.
  4. Add turmeric powder, red chili powder and salt. Mix well.
  5. Add ½ cup of water. Mix well.
  6. Cover the pan and cook it till potatoes are done. It will take about 10 minutes and all the water will absorbed.
  7. Add garam masala. Mix well.
  8. Serve hot.
Additional Info
- Do not afraid to add water. All the water will be absorbed and you will get semi dry subzi. - Keep the size of onion, potato and capsicum same while chopping.



Categorized under Gluten Free, Healthy Recipes, Nuts Free, Punjabi, Subzis, Vegan

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  • mincy August 11, 2013, 5:42 am

    kaim ae!!!!!!!!

  • Hema July 23, 2012, 5:40 pm

    Simply drooling over the picture, curry looks awesome..

  • Roshni July 23, 2012, 11:32 am

    love this dish… simple yet comforting side

  • Shobha Kamath July 23, 2012, 10:54 am

    This combo is one of my fav. Love the pictures too.

  • Divya Pramil July 23, 2012, 6:06 am

    Wow am hungry now, just by seeing your yummy clicks :) And very clearly explained :)

  • vidhya Jayadeep July 23, 2012, 4:35 am

    The Potatoes and capsicum curry sounds easy and delicious.

  • Ansh July 22, 2012, 10:20 pm

    Lovely. I have never made alu shimla mirch with anything but methi seeds and garlic and some turmeric. I am surely going to try it this way.. all this masala must make it very aromatic.

  • Compulsive Foodie July 22, 2012, 7:44 pm


  • Swathi July 22, 2012, 2:46 am

    Delicious curry for roti and poori

  • Soni July 21, 2012, 6:44 pm

    Looks delish!Cannot wait to try :)

  • Mahi July 21, 2012, 5:36 pm

    Curry looks delicious! Perfect with garam garam phulka’s!

  • Swetha July 21, 2012, 1:40 pm

    Looks nice kannan!, I make it in a similar way too.

  • kitchen flavours July 21, 2012, 12:48 pm

    This looks so delicious! Perfect with any rotis!

  • Raksha Kamat July 21, 2012, 7:37 am

    nice recipe. good pictures

  • MyStyle Recipes Recipes July 21, 2012, 6:57 am

    I never tried potaoes with capsicum. looks yummy will try.

  • The Yum Factor July 21, 2012, 5:05 am

    Nice blog Kanan…I am from Bangalore and in Ahmedabad now. You have some really interesting recipes, would love to try out the khasta kachori.

  • yummychunklet July 20, 2012, 7:54 pm

    This looks delicious! Great post!

  • ATasteOfMadness July 20, 2012, 7:05 pm

    Your pictures are gorgeous! I love anything with potatoes, I can’t keep my eyes off of them!

  • Kitchen Karma July 20, 2012, 3:58 pm

    This is a favourite in North India…when I was in hostel there, they used to serve this once in a while…yours look way better than what was served in my hostel :-) perfect with phulkas and arhar daal….

  • Lavanya July 20, 2012, 2:03 pm

    looks delicious, simple and elegant!!

  • Priya July 20, 2012, 1:58 pm

    Ultimate combo,can have it with anything.

  • PT July 20, 2012, 12:35 pm

    incredible and tempting clicks..

  • meena July 20, 2012, 11:56 am

    looks good kanan

    i also make same bt without onion or the dalchini and all and dry sabzi is good with rotis and chapatis

  • dassana July 20, 2012, 11:51 am

    the aloo shimla mirch is looking good. i also make but without onions, garlic or ginger. just with the dry masalas