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Friday, December 31, 2010

Aloo Shimla Mirch - Potato and Bell pepper Subzi and my 100th post

 Wishing all my readers a very happy, prosperous, healthy and peaceful NEW Year...
I'm a little excited too as this is my 100th post.I did not think I was going to survive so long.Its all due to the love and support of my readers and my dear blog pals. Thank you.
Sharing with you all one of my favorite subzi.. Aloo Aur Shimla Mirch.

  • 2 medium potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 2 bell peppers/Capsicum/Shimla Mirch cubed
  • 1 small red onion finely chopped
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1" piece of ginger grated
  • 1 large tomato chopped
  • 2-3 green chillies chopped finely
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin-cilantro powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • salt to taste
  • oil
Preparation : Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds ,when they splutter add onion and saute till golden brown, Now add minced garlic and fry for a minute. Add the tomatoes , green chiilies and ginger. Mix well. Fry for about 2 minutes. Next add all the dry spices (tumeric powder, red chili powder, cumin-cilantro powder, salt). Mix well. Add the potatoes and about 1/4 cup water. Cook on medium heat covered for about 8-10 minutes. Keep stirring from time to time. Now when the potatoes are halfway done/cooked, add the bell pepper. Mix well. Cook covered for about 5-8 minutes. Add fresh cilantro and mix well. Your Aloo-Shimla Mirch is ready to serve. Goes well with Phulkas and Parathas.