May 5, 2008

Potato Capsicum Curry

This is a very simple side dish that pairs equally well with rice – dal and rotis. It is one of those “curry in a hurry” type of dishes. The addition of capsicum to this plain jane potato dish takes it to a whole new level. It is a different matter that I love my plain jane potato dish just as much.

2 large potatoes, washed and scrubbed
2 large Capsicum, roughly chopped
1 tbsp Oil
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds
1/4 tsp Asafoetida
1 tsp Chilli Powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Cumin-Coriander Powder
Salt to taste

Cut each potato (with the skin on) in two. Cut each half lengthwise in 2 and then cut finely width wise. You will have quarter circles (kind of triangular) pieces.

Heat the oil, add the mustard, asafoetida and cumin seeds. When the mustard splutters, add the chopped capsicum and fry for a minute or two. Add the potatoes, salt, chilli, turmeric and cumin-coriander powders. Cover and cook for 4-5 minutes. When the potatoes are cooked, remove the lid and allow the potato pieces to crispen to a nice brown.

Sometimes, I mix this with hot rice and eat it as it is. At times, it goes in our lunch box with rotis. At others, it is a side dish with dali saar and rice or sambar and rice. I'd been meaning to post this during the Potato festivals, but it looks like it will now make its way to this month's JFI.


Nandita said...

Yennadi coincidence...i had just this for lunch today :) made with boiled and chopped potatoes and same masalas...this is eerie :)

Asha said...

Good Monday morning or evening there Raaga!

We had a wonderful HOT weekend here,did lot of yard work. Must be very hot there too, be cool.

Great combo for subzi, great entry for JFI!:)

easycrafts said...

thats a lovely combi

Shilpa said...

This combo is my hubby's fav. Love the simplicity of the dish. Tastes divine with simple dal :).

Btw...wish you a belated happy bloggiversary :)

ranji said...

this is what i make when i need a quick curry with my roti or rice...urs look delicious

Sandeepa said...

I like simple dishes like this, quick and tasty

Sandeepa said...

I like simple dishes like this, quick and tasty

Uma said...

easy, delicious curry. nice entry.

Richa said...

aloo capsicum is such a good combo, like it a lot :) ur crispy aloo looks very good.

Red Chillies said...

Anything that has potato in it, is in my opinion very comforting. Very nice recipe, I will have this with yogurt rice please :-)

Kalai said...

Wow! This looks awesome, Raaga. I made something similar for the potato event. Will try your version out, too! :)

Siri said...

yummy :D

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

yummy combo! and pretty simple to make too.... Love the color

Pooja said...

I just announced JFI and you already posted this too , how sweet of you :) .you are a quick girl .
Thank for this lovely combo . send it soon.

Your bachi friend said...

This curry looks nice and yummy. Try one my recipe and please comment.