Aloo Capsicum

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Aloo Capsicum

I was inspired to make Aloo Capsicum after eating it in a Desi restaurant - Bombay to Beijing @ Houston. Both my husband and I loved it.. A few days later, I made it at home and it was a huge hit!
Here is the recipe...

Ingredients:
1 medium onion
1 roma tomato
2 medium potatoes or 5 baby potatoes
1 medium capsicum/bell pepper
1/4 tsp Amchoor powder (dry mango powder)
1/2 tsp jeera seeds/cumin seeds
Salt to taste, turmeric 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder 1 tsp
Dhaniya/ coriander powder 1/2 tsp
Garam masala- 1tsp
oil- 3 tsp

Cut capsicum into square like chuunks.
If the potatoes are waxy (eg: baby red or white potatoes, new potatoes) pressure cook or microwave with water till tender. Peel them and cut into chunks.
If the potato is starchy (eg: long white/ yellow potatoes) peel them and cut into chunks. Keep aside.
Chop the onion and tomato very finely.
Add oil in a kadai, first fry the capsicum pieces on high flame till crisp. Keep aside.
Now splutter jeera in the same oil. Add the finely chopped onions. Saute till glassy.
Add the chopped tomatoes and saute till soft.
Add the potato and fried capsicum chunks.
Add salt, chilli powder, dhaniya powder, amchoor, garam masala. Mix well
Simmer and cook closed till potatoes are soft and nice.
Serve hot with rotis/chappatis.

Tips:

Baby potatoes (red/white) is always best suited for pan roasting. They taste better and retain shape even after pressure cooking.
In Indian cooking, avoid yellow potatoes. They are too starchy.
White potatoes like Yukon gold is ok for pan roasting. However, they taste better when sauted directly without prior steaming/pressure cooking.

If u r living in India, don't bother...go ahead and cook any potato, they are all fit for pan roasting:)

25 comments:

Aarthi said...

Looks delicious! I did not know soo many tips abt potatoes.. always use a std potato!

Priya said...

Potatoes and Preethi go a long way together!:)

kittymatti said...

haha..hey thank u both!!

Pavithra said...

preethi thats really mouthwatering.. great combo yeah perfect for rotis and rice.. Looking so delish and mouthwatering .. And lovely color to the dish

kittymatti said...

thnx Pavithra!!!

Padma said...

Looks great and colorful Preethi . I love this combination a lot.

fourthsensesamayal said...

Yummyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.... anything with potato is my best.. wish i can eat some right away... :)

Ammu said...

Looks delicious and colorful. Feel like having it now :)

kittymatti said...

thnx padma, nithya and ammu!!

Priyameena said...

Wow...great tips for potato..Nice rwcepie..

sangeeta said...

this is perfectly like we cook it.....looks yum......i love capsicum but my huz is allergic to it....so i cook the sabzi first with potatoes n all , take out half for him , n then add thin slices of capsicum n cover.i can eat this anytime.

sangeeta said...

this is perfectly like we cook it.....looks yum......i love capsicum but my huz is allergic to it....so i cook the sabzi first with potatoes n all , take out half for him , n then add thin slices of capsicum n cover.i can eat this anytime.

kittymatti said...

sangeeta thank u so much! Sad that yr huz cannot eat capsicum:(
Thnx Priyameena!

DEESHA said...

wow aloo & capsicum is quite a combo .. looks very very yumm

Priya Sriram said...

Thats an awesome curry to try out with chapathis! :)

kittymatti said...

Thnx deesha & priya..

Ushanandini said...

Hi! First time here! Aloo capsicum looks yummy! I'd like to try it!

Vrinda said...

Looks so spicy..would be perfect with poori or roti..nice shot

munchcrunchandsuch said...

aloo capsicum is quite a combo.And the recipe is pretty easy to make too.

charanya said...

Not a great fan of potato.. but am totally tempted by this beautiful pic!

kittymatti said...

hey thnx cherry, munchy, vrinda, usha, do let me know how it turned out...

shanthi said...

Aloo Capsicum is very nice. Feel like eating while seeing. Nice blog.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Aloo and capsicum mmm I am speachless looks great I wish I had some rotis and Aloo's with me now!!!

kittymatti said...

so sweet, thnx ramya and shanti!!

Cooking Blog Indexer said...

Hi,
I tried the aloo capsicum and loved it..I've put a picture in my blog
Deepa

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