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24 August, 2016

Capsicum and Potato Fry

Posted in : Side dish, veg side dish on by : nrdubey Tags: , , ,


Preparation time – 10 mins

Cooking time – 15 mins

Recipe type –  side dish

Serve – 2-3




Measurement cup used 1 cup = 240 ml

Capsicum / shimlamirch/ green bell pepper – 2 medium size

Potato – 2-3 medium size

Cumin / jeera – ½  tsp

Mustard seeds – ½  tsp

Green chili – 1 chopped

Garlic – 3-4, crushed or grated

Red chili powder – ¼ tsp (as per taste)

Coriander powder – 1 tsp

Turmeric powder – ½  tsp

Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp

Salt – as per taste

Oil –  2 tbsp




Take potato and capsicum rinse well under tab water. Peel the potato and cut into small cubes, again rinse under tab water,  drain compeletly and set aside. Cut capsicum from the middle then discard seeds and white part. Cut into small cubes.

Heat oil in kadai.  Add cumin and mustard seeds, allow them to crackle nicely.

Add chopped green chili and grated or mashed garlic, just fry for 2-3 seconds. Do not make them brown.

Now add potato cubes, stir nicely. Cover it up with lid and turn the flame at medium. Cook potato at medium flame for 2-3 minutes.

Now open the lid and add capsicum cubes. Cook for 2-3 minutes at medium without using lid. (capsicum takes very less time to cook so do not use lid otherwise it will change its color.

After 2-3 minutes add red chili, turmeric, coriander, garam masala powder and salt, stir very well. Then cover it again and cook for 2-3 minutes to until potato gets tender and cooked.

When veggies get cooked turn off the flame and serve with chapatti, paratha or dal – rice combo.


In Short



Take camsicum and potato


Chop them


Heat oil


Add cumin and mustard, allow them to crackle compeletly


Add chopped green chili and crushed garlic


Fry for few seconds, but do not make them brown


Add chopped potato, stir


Put lid and cook for 2-3 minutes at medium heat


After 2-3 minutes


Add casicum


Saute for 2-3 more minutes without using lid


Add turmeric, red chili, coriander, garam masala powder and salt


Stir, cover it up and  cook until potato gets soft


Potato – capsicum fry is ready



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