aloo capsicum curry recipe | potato capsicum recipe | aloo capsicum gravy

5 from 3 votes

aloo capsicum curry recipe with step by step photos – a semi gravy recipe of capsicum (green bell peppers) and potatoes in an onion-tomato base.

here is a simple homely punjabi recipe, i make with potatoes and capsicum to go with rotis or chapatis. the recipe also goes well in a tiffin box. this is not a spicy sabzi. for a spicier taste, you can increase the red chili powder and garam masala powder.

aloo capsicum masala

to save time, i have sauteed the potatoes in oil. you can also boil them first or you can also cook the potatoes along with the capsicum. for some crunch, i add cashews but you can skip them. another recipe i make with capsicum and potato is this dry sabzi of aloo capiscum. for more delicious capsicum recipes, you can check this collection of 25 capsicum recipes.

serve aloo capsicum curry with rotis. the sabzi also goes well as a side dish with dal-rice.

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aloo capsicum curry recipe below:

aloo capsicum curry recipe, potato capsicum recipe, aloo capsicum gravy
5 from 3 votes

aloo capsicum curry recipe | potato capsicum recipe | aloo capsicum gravy

potato capsicum curry recipe - a semi gravy recipe of capsicum (green bell peppers) and potatoes in an onion-tomato base.

course main course
cuisine north indian, punjabi
prep time 15 minutes
cook time 25 minutes
total time 40 minutes
servings 3 to 4
rough calories per serving 287 kcal
author dassana

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

main ingredients for aloo capsicum curry:

  • 3 medium capsicum Or 1 cup chopped capsicum (shimla mirch)
  • 6 small potatoes Or 3 medium potaotes Or 1.25 to 1.5 cups small potato cubes
  • 10 to 12 cashews (kaju) - optional

for the onion-tomato masala:

  • 2 to 3 tablespoon oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped Or 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste (adrak lahsun ka paste) Or ½ inch ginger + 3 to 4 medium garlic - crushed in a mortar-pestle
  • 1 large tomato, finely chopped or minced Or ½ cup finely chopped tomatoes
  • 1 green chili (hari mirch) - chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch powder)
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder (dhania powder)
  • ½ to ⅔ cup water
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1 to 2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves for garnish (dhania patta)
  • salt as required

how to make recipe

preparation for aloo capsicum curry recipe:

  1. first rinse and chop all the veggies.
  2. finely chop 1 medium onion. about 1/2 cup finely chopped onions.
  3. finely chop 1 large tomato. you will need about 1/2 cup finely chopped tomatoes.
  4. peel & chop 3 medium potatoes in small cubes. about 1.25 to 1.5 cups small potato cubes.
  5. remove the seeds & chop 3 medium sized capsicum.
  6. heat 2 to 3 tbsp oil in a pan. add 10 to 12 cashews.
  7. saute and stir on a low to medium flame till the cashews turn golden.
  8. once the cashews turn golden, remove them with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper towel.
  9. in the same oil, add the chopped potato cubes.
  10. stir and saute the potatoes on a low to medium flame till the potatoes become light golden.
  11. remove with a slotted spoon and drain them on kitchen paper towel.

making aloo capsicum curry:

  1. now in the same oil, add the chopped onion.
  2. on a medium flame begin to saute the onions till they turn translucent.
  3. now add 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste.
  4. saute till the raw aroma of ginger-garlic goes away.
  5. then add the chopped tomatoes and green chilies.
  6. on a medium flame saute the tomatoes, till the tomatoes become pulpy and soft. you should also see oil releasing from the sides of the masala.
  7. next add the spice powders - 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp red chili powder & 1/2 tsp coriander powder.
  8. mix the spices very well with the onion-tomato masala. at this step you can also add 1 tbsp malai and mix well with the rest of the masala.
  9. now add the chopped capsicum. mix again well.
  10. add 1/2 to 2/3 cup water. add water as required. first i added 1/2 cup water and later added 1/3 cup more water.
  11. season with salt as per taste. stir again.
  12. cover the pan with a lid and simmer on a low flame till the capsicum is cooked. do check a couple of times when the capsicum is cooking.
  13. if you want you can half cook the capsicum for a slight crunch. i usually cook them completely. the capsicum gravy will also thicken by the time the capsicum is cooked.

  14. now add the potatoes and 1/4 tsp garam masala powder. mix the aloo capisum curry well.

  15. next add cashews. if you want you can even keep a few cashews and potatoes aside and then garnish with them.
  16. garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve aloo capsicum curry with rotis or phulkas. it also taste good with parathas.

how to make aloo capsicum curry recipe:

1. first rinse and chop all the veggies.

  • finely chop 1 medium onion. about 1/3 cup finely chopped onions.
  • finely chop 1 large tomato. you will need about 1/2 cup finely chopped tomatoes.
  • peel & chop 3 medium potatoes in small cubes. about 1.25 to 1.5 small potato cubes.
  • remove the seeds & chop 3 medium sized capsicum.

making potato capsicum gravy recipe

2. heat 2 to 3 tbsp oil in a pan. add 10 to 12 cashews.

making potato capsicum gravy recipe

3. saute and stir on a low to medium flame.

making aloo capsicum gravy recipe

4. saute till the cashews turn golden. once the cashews turn golden, remove with a slotted spoon and drain them on a kitchen paper towel.

making aloo capsicum gravy recipe

5. in the same oil, add the chopped potato cubes.

making aloo capsicum gravy recipe

6. stir and saute the potatoes on a low to medium flame.

making aloo capsicum gravy recipe

7. saute till the potatoes become light golden or golden and crisp at the edges. do chop the potatoes in small cubes as then they get cooked quickly.

making aloo capsicum gravy recipe

8. remove with a slotted spoon and drain them on a kitchen paper towel.

making potato capsicum recipe

9. now in the same oil, add the chopped onion.

making potato capsicum recipe

10. on a medium flame begin to saute the onions.

making potato capsicum recipe

11. saute the onions till they turn translucent.

making potato capsicum recipe

12. now add 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste. about ½ inch ginger and 3 to 4 medium garlic cloves, crushed in a mortar-pestle.

making potato capsicum recipe

13. saute till the raw aroma of ginger-garlic goes away.

making potato capsicum recipe

14. then add the chopped tomatoes and green chilies.

making potato capsicum recipe

15. on a medium flame saute the tomatoes.

making potato capsicum recipe

16. saute till the tomatoes become pulpy and soft. you should also see oil releasing from the sides of the masala.

making aloo capsicum curry recipe

17. next add the spice powders – ¼ tsp turmeric powder, ½ tsp red chili powder & ½ tsp coriander powder.

making aloo capsicum curry recipe

18. mix the spices very well with the onion-tomato masala. at this step you can also add 1 tbsp malai and mix well with the rest of the masala.

making aloo capsicum curry recipe

19. now add the chopped capsicum.

making aloo capsicum curry recipe

20. mix again well.

making aloo capsicum curry recipe

21. add ½ to ⅔ cup water. add water as required. first i added ½ cup water and later added 1/3 cup more water.

making aloo capsicum curry recipe

22. season with salt as per taste. stir again.

making aloo capsicum curry recipe

23. cover the pan with a lid and simmer on a low flame till the capsicum is cooked. check the capsicum while they are being cooked for a couple of times. in case the water dries up, you can add some more water.

making aloo capsicum curry recipe

24. if you want you can half cook the capsicum for a slight crunch. i usually cook them completely. the capsicum gravy will also thicken by the time the capsicum is cooked.

making aloo capsicum curry recipe

25. now add the potatoes and ¼ tsp garam masala powder. mix the aloo capsicum curry well.

aloo capsicum curry recipe, potato capsicum recipe, aloo capsicum gravy recipe

26. next add cashews. if you want you can even keep a few cashews and potatoes aside and then garnish with them.

aloo capsicum curry recipe, potato capsicum recipe, aloo capsicum gravy recipe

27. garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve aloo capsicum curry with rotis or phulkas. it also taste good with parathas. you can also serve aloo shimla mirch gravy as a side dish with dal-rice. for more delicious potato recipes, you can check this link -> 65 potato recipes.

aloo capsicum curry recipe, potato capsicum recipe, aloo capsicum gravy recipe

About

dassana amit
i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. a home science degree course further enhanced my cooking and baking skills professionally along with an internship in a five star hotel. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

all the 1800 recipes posted on blog are tried and tested and made healthy wherever possible. the recipes are detailed and with step by step pictures that will easily help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food.



13 thoughts on “aloo capsicum curry recipe | potato capsicum recipe | aloo capsicum gravy

  1. How do you check if capsicum is cooked all the way through?lovely pics!

    • check with the spatula or spoon as the capsicum should be soft and can be pressed or crushed easily.

  2. I made it tonight and it tasted wonderful.
    Thanks a lot for the recipe?

    • welcome aurore. thanks for the feedback on the recipe. nice to know.

  3. Great recipe and great clicks as usual. Will this dish be ok to be packed for lunch or this should be consumed immediately.
    Regards

    • thanks bhawna. you can pack this aloo capsicum masala for lunch.

  4. Very easy yet yummy n tasty…Thanks for such delicious recipes.

    • Welcome Gauri

  5. Very easy… Love it

    • thankyou madhumita 🙂

  6. nice ?

  7. ??

  8. I like it

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