Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Capsicum and Potato side dish (2 Variation)

This is another variation of using capsicum and Potato. You can check my previous version here. I got this recipe from my dear friend R who is a Rajasthani. I have already made it twice and every one who has tried this recipe have loved it a lot. I normally look for different varieties of side dishes as I get bored pretty easily. R makes these only with capsicum and I added Potato as the day I made it for the first time I had just one capsicum in hand. But we loved addition of it (who does not love potato). This is going to feature regularly in my hubby's lunch box :) I have started making phulka's regularly along with rice and some curry. Hence I have to come up with new side dishes everyday :)

Here's what's needed:

1 large Capsicum deseeded and cubed
1 large Potato peeled and cubed (Store in water until the time of use)
1/2 tsp each Mustard seeds and Cumin seeds
2 tbsp Chickpea flour (Besan)
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder (Haldi)
1-2 tsp red Chilli powder
1/4 tsp Garam masala powder
a small pinch of Asafoetida (Hing)
Salt to taste
Finely chopped coriander leaves for garnishing

1) Heat Oil. Add in mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add Cumin seeds and when they splutter add hing and saute for a while.
2) Drain the potato's and fry for a 3-4 mins,until slightly soft. Add in all the spice powders and saute it well.
3) Add in cubed capsicum and fry. Add salt and cook covered. Make sure that the flame is always on medium. When capsicum is slightly soft i.e it breaks easily add the besan. Fry until the raw taste goes away.
4) Add little water to prevent the mixture from getting completely dry and cover for 2-4 mins. Check for seasoning and add any if desired. Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with Phulka.

I love this curry as it does use any ginger garlic paste or onion to be sliced. Easy breezy recipe and tastes great.

P.S: I have been working out with some changes in this blog and by this month end I am hoping to come out with the changes. So may not blog regularly but will definitely come over to your blog.


Finla said...

Would love to have it with hor phulkas indeed.

FH said...

You mean doesn't have any ginger-garlic-Onion?

That is a cool recipe, I love Besan added to this dish, gives it a very nice taste. I do this just with sweet peppers, love to add aloos too. Looks yum.

Send this Pari's combo event.

Shama Nagarajan said...

different recipe...delicious..would like to give a try

Uj said...

That is our fav combo too..

Yes it does contain ginger,garlic and onion. apt for those fasting days :)

Thanks for letting me know will send it to the event.

Do try and let me know if you like it

ruchikacooks said...

Hi Ujwal,
Thanks for visiting, wish I could send you some calzones in exchange for this subzi. I am surprised that there are no onions! I start every gravy with onions you know! Without them the subzi looks very delicious, will try it with pooris one day.

Unknown said...

looks delicious..

Vaishali Sharma said...


Thanks for ur comments on my recipe. I am on ur blog for the first time and must say you have a neat space out here. Also your recipes looks delicious.

Gr8 work!

priya said...

looks superb, dear...simply delicious and yummy...nice tempting presentation!

chef and her kitchen said...

Even i make this dear....very simple n yummy..

Mythili said...

Hi Ujwal,
I saw your comment on my Hobbyist Blog. Thanks a lot for the same. Also your comment helped me correct my food blog comment column error :). Well I am sorry for the problem. I hope it is working fine now. I must say you have a lovely blog out here and keep visiting my blog. May be we can exchange recipes and also cooking tips.Stay in touch.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Should go great with roti or parathas... Lovely color!!!

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Yummy combo, looks delicious.

notyet100 said...

looks delicious

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Divya Kudua said...

I am always looking for side dishes for rotis..looks so nice..I'll give the recipe to my amma since its no onion-garlic.

Looking forward to the new look of your blog..:)

Dori said...

Yummy and simple :)

Parita said...

Perfect to have with rotis and phulkas! yummy!

Vaishali said...

Uj, I love the potato-green-pepper combination too, but I haven't tried adding chickpea flour before. The flavors remind me a bit of zunka. What a delicious idea!

Sum Raj said...

woo this sounds doubt i would stat trying this...would be great with phulkas rt?