aloo capsicum recipe | capsicum sabji recipe | aloo shimla mirch recipe

aloo capsicum recipe with step by step photos. this aloo capsicum sabji is a simple, easy and tasty recipe. my mom-in-law’s fab recipe made with capsicum and potatoes.

aloo capsicum recipe

this is a punjabi recipe of making aloo shimla mirch. 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. this is also a no onion and no garlic recipe. another rich variation of this recipe is this potato capisum curry recipe with a semi dry gravy.

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

this aloo capsicum sabji goes well with chapatis or phulkas or parathas. it can also be served as a side dish with dal-rice combination too.

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aloo capsicum recipe

4.34 from 3 votes
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:25 mins
Total Time:35 mins
Course:side dish
Cuisine:north indian,punjabi
Calories: 260kcal
Servings (change the number to scale):3
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aloo capsicum sabji recipe - stir fried spiced potatoes with green bell peppers.

INGREDIENTS FOR aloo capsicum recipe

(1 CUP = 250 ML)
  • 3 to 4 medium capsicum (green bell pepper or shimla mirch)
  • 3 or 4 medium potatoes (aloo)
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • ½ to ¾ teaspoon red chilli powder (lal mirch 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

HOW TO MAKE aloo capsicum recipe

preparation for aloo capsicum

  • rinse capsicum and potatoes in running water and then drain the water.
  • dice or chop 3 to 4 medium sized capsicum (shimla mirch) 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 aloo capsicum 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 few minutes or so. this is done so that the vegetables 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 aloo shimla mirch sabji and adjust the spices and salt as per your taste and preference.
  • serve aloo capsicum sabji hot with phulkas or rotis. this aloo capsicum sabzi can also be served as a side vegetable or dish.
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preparation to make aloo capsicum

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

aloo capsicum recipe

2. measure and keep all the spice powders and other ingredients ready for making aloo capsicum recipe.

3. dice or chop 3 to 4 medium sized capsicum (shimla mirch) in thick strips or wedges.

aloo capsicum recipe

4. next peel 3 to 4 medium sized potatoes.

aloo capsicum recipe

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

aloo capsicum recipe

making aloo capsicum sabji

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

aloo capsicum recipe

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

aloo capsicum recipe

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

aloo capsicum recipe

9. then add the sliced capsicum.

aloo capsicum recipe

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

aloo capsicum recipe

11. add ½ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi) and ½ to ¾ teaspoon red chili powder.

aloo capsicum recipe

12. next add salt as required.

aloo capsicum recipe

13. stir and mix very well.

aloo capsicum recipe

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

aloo capsicum recipe

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

aloo capsicum recipe

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

aloo capsicum recipe

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

aloo capsicum recipe

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.

aloo capsicum recipe

19. serve aloo capsicum sabji hot with phulkas or rotis. this aloo capsicum sabji can also be served as a side vegetable or dish.

aloo capsicum recipe


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27 comments/reviews

    • 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.

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  2. 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.

  3. 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 .

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  5. Hey Dassana,

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

    Regards,
    Sonam4 stars

  6. I tried this recipe twice now. Its no-fuss and can be easily made for dabba in the morning. The flavours are so simple and yet very delicious.

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