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

Raw multi-colored small potatoes in ceramic bowl on wood
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  • 40 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 2 to 4 Servings
Ratings (6)

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).

What You'll Need

  • 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

How to Make It

  1. Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed pan on a medium flame. Add the cumin seeds and fry till spluttering stops.
  2. Add garlic and fry till soft.
  3. Add the potatoes and powdered spices. Season with salt to taste and mix well.
  4. Cook till potatoes are done, stirring frequently and gently (to avoid breakign up potatoes). Sprikle some water only if needed.
  5. Add the capsicum and cook for 2 more minutes. Sprinkle the garam masala powder and cover immediately.
  1. Serve hot with Chapatis (Indian flatbread) or plain boiled rice and Kaali Daal (black lentil curry).
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 117
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Unsaturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 98 mg
Carbohydrates 25 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Protein 4 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)