Sunday, March 10, 2013


Aoo Shimla Mirch is one of the easiest recipe for a side dish or you can serve it as a main dish with other accompaniments like raita etc. This recipe doesn’t take much time to cook and don’t need any preparations. The detailed recipe and instructions are as below:Ingredients:

recipe of potatoes and capsicum stir fry

Potatoes - 3 to 4 medium size
Capsicum -1 big
Green chillies -2
Ginger ½ each piece(grated)
Tomato -1
Salt- to taste
Turmuric powder – ¼ teaspoon
Red chilli powder- ¼ teaspoon
Cumin seeds- 1 teaspoon
Oil- 1 tablespoon
Coriander powder- 1 tablespoon
Besan – 1 tablespoon
Garam masala- ½ teaspoon
Subzi masala(optional) – 1 teaspoon (any brand if you like spicy food)
1- Peel potatoes, wash them, let them air dry for 5 minutes and then cut them in lengthwise slices.
2- Slice shimlamirch.
3- Chop green chillies
4- Heat oil in a pan or kadhai, add cumin seeds as they crackle, add potatoes and shimlamirch
5- On a high flame fry them, stirring continuously as the color changes to golden, add salt and besan to it , mix well , simmer the flame and let it cook uncovered for 3-4 minutes, stir twice in between.
6- Check if potatoes are almost cooked, if not cook them for another a minute or two.
7- Within a pan , with the help of spatula, shift the cooked vegetables to one side making a place for tomato to come.
8- Now to this place add chopped tomato,green chilles and ginger .
9- Sprinkle the other spices( red chillies, coriander, turmeric and sabzi masala) over the veggies and tomatoes.(don't mix them)
10- Cover the lid and cook vegetable for 2 minutes.
11- Mash the tomatoes with the help of spatula and then mix the whole vegetable along with tomatoes. 12- On a high flame, cook for one minute, sprinkle garam masala powder over it, serve hot.
Notes Besan give a nice texture and binding to the dish and also reduces the strong taste ( tekhapan) of shimla mirch. By shifting vegetables to one side, tomatoes are thoroughly cooked. If potatoes are dried they will never stick to the pan. I have mentioned the way in my previous post taryal patata

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