Sookha Aaloo-Simla Mirch (dry potato-capsicum/bell pepper)

Raw multi-colored small potatoes in ceramic bowl on wood
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  • Total: 40 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 2 to 4 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
117 Calories
1g Fat
25g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 to 4 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 98mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Protein 4g
Calcium 44mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Baby potatoes and crunchy bell peppers make this dish subtle yet tasty. Serve it with hot Chapatis (Indian flatbread) or plain boiled rice and Kaali Daal (black lentil curry).


  • 500 gms baby potatoes peeled
  • 2 large green bell peppers/capsicums
  • 2 tbsps vegetable/ canola/ sunflower cooking oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 3 tbsps finely chopped garlic
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp raw mango powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed pan on a medium flame. Add the cumin seeds and fry till spluttering stops.

  3. Add garlic and fry till soft.

  4. Add the potatoes and powdered spices. Season with salt to taste and mix well.

  5. Cook till potatoes are done, stirring frequently and gently (to avoid breakign up potatoes). Sprikle some water only if needed.

  6. Add the capsicum and cook for 2 more minutes. Sprinkle the garam masala powder and cover immediately.

  7. Serve hot with Chapatis (Indian flatbread) or plain boiled rice and Kaali Daal (black lentil curry).