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Aloo Capsicum Stir-Fry

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Serves 2 | Prep Time 10 | Cook Time 10

Why I Love This Recipe

Aloo in Hindi Language means Potato. Bell Pepper is widely known as Capsicum in India. Hence this is Potato Bell Pepper Stir Fry.

Ingredients You'll Need

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.


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.

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.

Add salt, Red Chili Powder, Coriander powder and simmer Potatoes with spices for 3 minutes.

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.

Taste and adjust all the seasonings, finally top with some freshly ground black pepper and some cilantro.

Switch off the stove and transfer this to serving bowl and serve with rice or roti.

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