Jul 15, 2014

Aloo Capsicum Stir-Fry

Potato is one starchy and rich in carbohydrate tuber that has some good health benefits too as long as we use in moderation.  When you say Potato the first thing that comes to our mind is either Potato Chips or Potato Fries. As these days people are becoming health conscious and  avoiding this vegetable in the meal, but you can put this to good use in the form of Boiled or Stir Fry. I think in every family there will be at least one Potato Lover. At my home my son Abhi takes that privilege. Who doesn't like this Cute, Rounded and Creamy Tuber anyways? So I always sneak in some wonder veggies along with Potato when i make Stir-Frys with it. Potato and Asparagus Stir fry or Potato Spring Onion Stir Fry are some of those...! Today I have added Green Bell Pepper along with Potato in this Stir-Fry! This goes well with Rice or with Wrap in a Roti and Serve as Roll for your Kids! Here is the Recipe, Njoy!

Potato - 3
Bell Pepper - 1
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Curry Leaves - 5
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Green Chili - 2
Onion - 1/2 medium
Oil - 1 Tbsp
salt - 1 tsp
Black Pepper - 1/4 tsp
Red Chili Powder  - 1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1/2 tsp

Preparatory Steps:

  • Chop Onions finely into small pieces. Slit the Green Chilies into long slices. 
  • Peel the Potato and Chop them into cubes and Microwave them for 5 min. 
  • Trim the Edges from the Bell Peppers ( or capsicum) and remove the seeds from it. Chop the Bell Peppers into medium size to match the potatoes cubes size.


  1. Heat Non Stick Pan and add oil to it. Once the oil is hot, add cumin seeds followed by mustard seeds. As they start spluttering add curry leaves add turmeric powder.
  2. Add chopped green chili and onion to the tempering. Let the onions saute for 2 min. Add half-boiled potato cubes to the pan. Saute for 2 to 3 min, until Potatoes becomes soft.
  3. Add salt, Red Chili Powder, Coriander powder and simmer Potatoes with spices for 3 minutes.
  4. Add chopped Bell Peppers and saute with Potatoes for 2 to 3 minutes. Bell Pepper shouldn't cook too much, you need to cook until it become little soft, but still crunchy retaining it's color and shape.
  5. Taste and adjust all the seasonings, finally top with some freshly ground black pepper and some cilantro. 
  6. Switch off the stove and transfer this to serving bowl and serve with rice or roti. 


  • Half-Boiling will  help the potato to cook faster and still retaining it's cube shape.
  • Always add a pinch of Black Pepper to the stir-fry or subji when you add Bell Pepper ( or capsicum) that enhances the flavor of Green Bell Pepper.

will be back with another great recipe
until then take care


  1. As you rightly said Potato needs no intro for it's taste and healthy benefits. Stir fry looks very inviting. That too when you have little time to prepare.



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