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

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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).

Ingredients:

  • 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 tsps coriander powder
  • 1 tsps cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp raw mango powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder

Preparation:

  • Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed pan on a medium flame. Add the cumin seeds and fry till spluttering stops.
  • Add garlic and fry till soft.
  • Add the potatoes and powdered spices. Season with salt to taste and mix well.
  • Cook till potatoes are done, stirring frequently and gently (to avoid breakign up potatoes). Sprikle some water only if needed.
  • Add the capsicum and cook for 2 more minutes. Sprinkle the garam masala powder and cover immediately.
  • Serve hot with Chapatis (Indian flatbread) or plain boiled rice and Kaali Daal (black lentil curry).
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