Home Gravy Aloo capsicum masala | aloo simla mirch recipe | side dish for roti

Aloo capsicum masala | aloo simla mirch recipe | side dish for roti

by Jeyashri suresh
855 views
ALOO CAPSICUM MASALA
Aloo Simla Mirch is a very flavourful, onion tomato based masala which i can say a very perfect side dish for Roti. This Aloo Simla Mirch , we tried in a Indian restaurant in Hanoi (Vietnam) during our holiday. I wanted to recreate a similar one at home and tried this few days back at home . It was a super duper hit and the taste was close to the one which we tasted in the restaurant. I have few restaurant style recipes coming up here in the coming weeks.
aloo simla mirch
INGREDIENTS: SERVES 4-5

ALOO |POTATO 2
CAPSICUM 1/2
ONION 2
GINGER GARLIC PASTE 1 TSP
CUMIN SEED 1/4 TSP
TOMATO PUREE 2 TBLSP OR 1 TOMATO
CORIANDER POWDER 1/2 TSP
CUMIN SEED POWDER 1/4 TSP
RED CHILLI POWDER 1/2 TSP
SALT AS NEEDED
OIL 1 TBLSP

potato capsicum
METHOD:

  • Par boil the potatoes. Ensure not to over cook the potatoes. Let this be firm. Peel the skin and cut them length wise.

potato

  • Chop the onions very finely. In a pan add oil and the cumin seeds and add in the ginger garlic paste. When the raw smell goes off add in the chopped onions.
  • When they turn translucent add the tomato puree.
onion tomato onion tomato
  • Throw in the red chilli powder, coriander powder , cumin seed powder, slat and garam masala.
  • Keep in a low flame and saute well till the oil separates.
masala masala
  • Add  the potatoes and add 1 to 1 and 1/2 cups of water. Cover and cook for 5-7 minutes. Stir in between.
potato gravy
  • Cut the capsicums lengthwise. Add it to the potato gravy.
  • Mix well and let it boil for a minute and switch off the flame.
  • Let the capsicum be crunchy.
potato mirch potato
  • Flavourful aloo simla mirch is ready t serve. I didn’t add kasoori methi or coriander leaves in the last for garnishing as i want to enjoy the flavour of capsicum fully.

aloo capsicum
Note:

  • You can add 1-2 tblsp of cream to bring richness to the gravy.
  • Do not cook the capsicum, let this be crunchy.

You may also like

22 comments

Subha Subramanian August 2, 2013 - 7:44 am

Looks spicy….very tempting….

Reply
AparnaRajeshkumar August 2, 2013 - 7:55 am

looks tempting ! would like to take with Rice 🙂 instead of roti !

Reply
Veena Theagarajan August 2, 2013 - 8:17 am

looks so tasty love the color..I do this combo too for rice but as dry one

Reply
prathibha Garre August 2, 2013 - 8:21 am

Nice and delicious curry..looks yummmm

Reply
Madhavi K August 2, 2013 - 8:31 am

Look so good. Vibrant colors….

Reply
Sona S August 2, 2013 - 8:59 am

I love the combination of potato and capsicum, looks delicious.

Reply
Ramya Krishnamurthy August 2, 2013 - 9:10 am

lovely combo looks delicious sis

Reply
Priya Suresh August 2, 2013 - 11:11 am

How aromatic this dish will be na, a best combo love it very much.

Reply
Wer SAHM August 2, 2013 - 11:25 am

hye Jeyashri , is this the same recipe u were talking abt in chat that day? really very tempting and flavourful sabji ….

Reply
admin August 2, 2013 - 3:20 pm

Yes Gayathri, this is the one.

Reply
sushmita pandit August 2, 2013 - 3:41 pm

This is wonderful…love it…

Reply
Vimitha Anand August 2, 2013 - 4:33 pm

Would be perfect for chapathi. nice one

Reply
DEESHA August 2, 2013 - 4:58 pm

This is one of my favorite gravies. Haven't made it in a long time

Reply
Vidya Chandrahas August 2, 2013 - 5:04 pm

Fantastic flavorful curry..really yum and tempting..

Reply
divya August 2, 2013 - 5:42 pm

looks super yummy 🙂 lovely clicks dear 🙂

Reply
Gayathri Ramanan August 3, 2013 - 2:13 am

Love this combo..flavorful curry, perfect for rotis..

Reply
Chitz August 6, 2013 - 2:51 pm

Yummy one.. Looks very spicy & flavorful 🙂

Reply
SHARMILEE J August 13, 2013 - 11:39 am

Wow nice combination curry

Reply
Padma Priya .V September 8, 2013 - 4:13 am

Good one. . I was thinking of a different side dish for our dinner and found this variety. .

Reply
Lakshmi Ranganathan January 18, 2016 - 10:47 am

Hi can we add cauliflower in this masala?

Reply
jeyashri suresh January 20, 2016 - 4:14 am

YEs you can add cauliflower. Par boil it and add to the gravy

Reply
bps October 4, 2016 - 2:48 am

It came really good, thanks a lot

Reply

Leave a Comment