Shimla Mirch Aloo

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Shimla Mirch or Bell pepper or sweet pepper is commonly known as capsicum in India. The botanical name of bell pepper is Capsicum annuum. Bell pepper is rich in vitamins, minerals, dietary fibres and also in beta carotene. There are a lot of health benefits of eating bell peppers. This is an easy to follow recipe for bell pepper and potato sabji…….

shimla mirch aloo ki sabji

(serves 4)


  • Capscium 3-4 medium
  • Potatoes 4 medium
  • Cumin seeds 1½ tsp
  • Asafoetida 1 pinch
  • Turmeric powder ½ tsp
  • Red chili powder ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder 2 tsp
  • Garam masala ¼ tsp
  • Salt 1 ¼ tsp or to taste
  • Dry mango powder (Amchoor powder) ¾ tsp
  • Oil 1½ tbsp

Method of preparation

  1. Wash the bell peppers, pat dry and cut into about 1-2 inches long and 1/2 inches wide pieces.
  2. Peel off, wash and cut the potatoes into same size.
shimla mirch aloo ki sabji
Cut capscium and potato             
  1. Heat oil in a wok on medium heat. Add cumin seeds. When seeds change the color, add asafoetida.
  2. Now add turmeric powder, mix in the seasoning, and add bell pepper and potatoes pieces. Mix well and fry for a couple of minutes.
  3. Now add salt, red chili powder, and half of the coriander powder. Mix well. Cover the lid and cook the vegetables on medium- low heat until bell pepper and potatoes get tender. (Takes about 12-15 minutes)
shimla mirch aloo ki sabji
Capscium and potato cooking             
  1. Now add the rest of coriander powder, dry mango powder (amchoor powder), and garam masala. Fry the vegetables gently for a couple of minutes.

Delicious and healthy shimla mirch aloo is ready to serve. Serve with Plain Paratha or DAL CHAWAL.


Do not forget to wipe off any extra water after washing the vegatables.

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