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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Aloo aur Capsicum ki sabzi (Potato capsicum gravy)


  • 2 medium sized potatoes peeled & chopped into small cubes
  • 1 big capsicum chopped into small cubes
  • 1 big onion finely chopped
  • 1 big ripe tomato chopped
  • 1 tsp whole cumin
  • 2 green chilies slitted
  • 1 tbsp. ginger & garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp. tomato puree
  • 1 tsp each red chili, cumin and coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 cube Maggi vegetable stock
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 tbsp. oil for cooking

  • Heat oil in a sauce pan and add whole cumin. When it crackles add onion and green chillies. Fry onion till soft and light brown.
  • Add ginger & garlic paste and tomatoes. Fry till tomatoes melt and oil starts to separate.
  • Now add spices like turmeric, red chili , cumin powder and coriander powder along with vegetable stock cube.
  • Cook for a minute add potatoes. Stir fry well on high heat and add little water if needed.
  • Add salt, lemon juice and tomato puree along with some water, close the lid and cook for 5 minutes on low heat.
  • When potatoes are 80 % cooked add capsicum and garam masala powder. Stir well cook for 2 more minutes with lid on.
  • Taste and check the seasoning. And finally add fresh coriander leaves stir and switch off the gas.
  • Serve hot with rotis, puri or phulkas.
  • Can also be served as side dish with steamed rice.
Serves 4

Do not over cook the potatoes.
This dish does not need too much of spice. Keep it light and simple.
Can also add other vegetables like peas, carrots, boiled green beans and cauliflower. But at a time do not add more than 3 veggies.

1 comment:

  1. luckily my kids ate capsicum since it was tasty.......thank u