Friday, November 15, 2013

Aloo Shimla Mirch

"Aloo Shimla Mirch"
















"Aloo Shimla Mirch" is a simple dish and easy dish prepared with Potatoes and Capsicum simmered in Indian Spices. Its a mildly spicy dish which can be prepared quickly and goes well with rotis and phulkas.
Since its fast to cook and not much of a pre planning required so I find it an ideal dinner option for the busy weekdays as well as for a packed lunch for office. If leftover just use it as a filling for sandwiches.

Ingredients

Potato, pealed and cubed - 2 medium
Shimla Mirch / Green Capsicum, deseeded and cubed  - 2 medium
Onion, sliced - 1 medium
Ginger, chopped  - 1 inch
Garlic, chopped - 1 teaspoon
Red chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Coriander powder - 1 tablespoon
Garam Masala Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tablespoon.

Method

Heat oil in a kadhai and add the sliced onions and cook for 3-4 minutes, add the chopped finger and garlic and fry for 2-3 min.



Add the cubed potatoes and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the red chilli powder, turmeric, cumin and coriander powder, mix well.



Cover and cook the potatoes dor 5-7 minutes, if required sprinkle some water. Add the Capsicum, and salt, mix well.



Cover and cook for another 3-4 minutes. Keep checking so that the capsicum is not over cooked or it will turn mushy. Add the garam masala powder, mix well and turn off the heat.

Serve hot with roti or any Indian bread. 

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