shimla mirch ki sabji | capsicum sabji

Shimla mirch ki sabji recipe with step by step photos. Stir-fried spiced potatoes with green bell peppers (capsicum). Vegan, gluten-free and a no onion and no garlic recipe.

This aloo shimla mirch sabji is a simple, easy and tasty recipe made with minimal ingredients. My mom-in-law’s fab recipe made with capsicum and potatoes. Another rich variation of this recipe is this Aloo capisum with a semi-dry gravy.

shimla mirch ki sabji

I usually add potatoes in this recipe as not everyone is fond of capsicum in the family. However, you can make this dish without potatoes also. If skipping potatoes, replace them with capsicum or any other vegetable in the same proportion.

This is a Punjabi recipe of making shimla mirch ki sabji. a dry vegetable recipe that has no liquids. Besides the capsicum and potatoes, just a few Indian spice powders are used in this dish. No onions, no tomatoes and no ginger or garlic.

I first had this spiced dish back at my in law’s place. I am not so fond of capsicum and rarely use them in recipes, even Indo Chinese ones, where capsicum is almost added.

However, this capsicum ki sabji is an exception to the rule. I make this often and is one dish where is much relished in the family.

This aloo shimla mirch Goes well with chapatis or phulkas or parathas. It can also be served as a side dish with dal-rice combination too.

How to make shimla mirch ki sabji

Preparation

1. Rinse capsicum and potatoes in running water and then drain the water.

aloo and capsicum

2. Measure and keep all the spice powders and other ingredients ready.

spice powders

3. Dice or chop 3 to 4 medium-sized capsicum in thick strips or wedges.

capsicum cut in thick strips or wedges

4. Next peel 3 to 4 medium-sized potatoes.

3 to 4 medium-sized peeled potatoes

5. Slice the potatoes into slightly thin wedges as then they are easier and faster to cook. Or you can just chop them.

potatoes cut in thin wedges

Making shimla mirch ki sabzi

6. In a wok or kadai, add 2 to 3 tablespoons oil.

2 to 3 tablespoons oil in kadai

7. Once the oil becomes medium hot, first add the sliced potatoes.

add the sliced potatoes

8. Saute the potatoes on a low flame in oil, till they are half cooked and start looking crisp from the edges.

sauteing the potatoes

9. Then add the sliced capsicum.

add the sliced capsicum

10. Mix well and saute both the veggies in the oil keeping the flame low for 1 to 2 minutes.

saute aloo and capsicum

11. Add ½ teaspoon turmeric powder and ½ to ¾ teaspoon red chili powder.

adding spice powders

12. Next add salt as required.

adding salt as required

13. Stir and mix very well.

mix

14. Let the vegetables gently get sauteed in the oil on a slow flame without any lid for 2 to 3 minutes.

cooking shimla mirch ki sabji

15. Then cover the kadai or wok with a lid.

cooking capsicum sabji with a lid on kadai

16. Remember to check it after a few minutes or so. This is done so that the vegetables don’t get burnt. So stir the veggies at intervals.

checking capsicum sabji after few minutes

17. When the vegetables are cooked well, then add ¾ to 1 teaspoon garam masala powder and 1 teaspoon amchur powder (dry mango powder).

adding spice powders

18. Mix well and switch off the flame. Check the taste of aloo shimla mirch sabji and adjust the spices and salt as per your taste and preference.

shimla mirch ki sabji, capsicum sabji

19. Serve Aloo Shimla mirch sabji hot with phulkas or rotis. It can also be served as a side vegetable or dish.

shimla mirch ki sabji, capsicum sabji
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Shimla Mirch ki Sabji

4.72 from 7 votes
This capsicum sabji is a Punjabi recipe of stir-fried spiced potatoes with green bell peppers.
aloo capsicum recipe, aloo shimla mirch recipe, aloo capsicum fry recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:25 mins
Total Time:35 mins
Course:side dish
Cuisine:north indian,punjabi
Servings (change the number to scale):3
(1 CUP = 250 ML)

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 to 4 medium capsicum (green bell pepper or shimla mirch)
  • 3 or 4 medium potatoes
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ to ¾ teaspoon red chilli powder add as required
  • ¾ to 1 teaspoon garam masala powder or add as required
  • 1 teaspoon dry mango powder (amchur powder), add as required
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon oil (there is an extra oil that we add, so that the veggies become slightly crisp)
  • salt as required

INSTRUCTIONS

preparation

  • Rinse capsicum and potatoes in running water and then drain the water.
  • Dice or chop 3 to 4 medium-sized capsicum in thick strips or wedges.
  • Peel 3 to 4 medium sized potatoes. Slice the potatoes into slightly thin wedges as then they are easier and faster to cook. Or you can just chop them.

making shimla mirch ki sabji

  • In a wok or kadai, add oil. Once the oil becomes medium hot, first add the potatoes.
  • Saute the potatoes in oil, till they are half cooked and start looking crisp from the edges.
  • Then add the capsicum.
  • Saute both the veggies in the oil keeping the flame low for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Then add turmeric powder and red chilli powder.
  • Let the vegetables gently get sauteed in the oil on a slow flame without any lid for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Then cover the kadai or wok with a lid.
  • Remember to check it after a few minutes or so. This is done so that the aloo shimla mirch don't get burnt. So stir the veggies at intervals.
  • When the vegetables are cooked, add garam masala powder and amchur powder.
  • Mix well and switch off the flame. 
  • Check the taste of sabji and adjust the spices and salt as per your taste and preference.
  • Serve shimla mirch ki sabji hot with phulkas or rotis. It can also be served as a side vegetable or dish.

NUTRITION INFO (approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
Shimla Mirch ki Sabji
Amount Per Serving
Calories 260 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 805mg35%
Potassium 1087mg31%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 540IU11%
Vitamin C 120mg145%
Calcium 76mg8%
Iron 7.5mg42%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Dassana Amit

[avatar]namaste and welcome to vegrecipesofindia.com which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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27 comments/reviews

  1. Came out perfect. I added jeera seeds as well. Thank you ????????5 stars

    • thank you for the review and rating. jeera can be easily added. welcome and happy cooking ????

  2. Hey. Can I bake this instead of frying with oil?

    • you can. just sprinkle a few drops of oil so that the potatoes do not stick. you will have toss and turn the capsicum and potatoes after a few intervals for even baking.

  3. Very tasty recipe i am happy because my son liked it thanks

    • welcome vandana. nice to know this.

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    • thank you much shobha for this feedback. glad to know. happy cooking.

  5. thanks for this simple recipe, I always make capsicum aloo with a proper Punjabi masala with ginger, garlic, onion and tomato but this was tasty and simple.

    • thankyou saloni for your positive feedback 🙂

  6. Made this a few times now… Really delicious 5/5 stars, Thank you for sharing : )

    • thankyou tanusha 🙂

  7. Hi Dassana
    You’ve made my cookng easier n tastier. I live ur recipes n the aloo-capsicum recipe turned out to b brilliant. Kids n hubby loved it…though they are not particularly vegans!! Thanx for all ur efforts n keep it up .

    • pleased to know this Uzma 🙂 thankyou so much and glad your kids and hubby loved the aloo capsicum recipe.

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    Looking forward to learn more4 stars

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  9. Hey Dassana,

    Your recipes are brilliant. Must say, you do complete justice to the Punjabi flavor and cuisine.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Regards,
    Sonam4 stars

    • welcome sonam. glad to read your positive feedback.

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