If you are looking for quick recipes, then this aloo simla or sauteed potato capsicum is one of the easiest dishes you can try. This is quick, easy, vegan, and gluten-free also.
Aloo Simla Fry - Sauteed Potatoes & Capsicum
And you name any vegetables, potato is the best vegetable that pairs so well with any other vegetables. Let it be aloo simla, aloo baingan, aloo bhindi, aloo gobi, aloo matar, aloo gajar matar, and the list goes so on. Read my vegan potato curry and potato cauliflower curry in Indian style.
The best part of cooking simla or capsicum is it takes very little time to cook if you compare it with other vegetables. And if you want the dish to be a little crunchy then add simla after potatoes are cooked completely.
But I like the flavor of simla and little over fried ones or say little mushy also. So I have added simla along with potatoes. But in case you are making more serving sizes, then first cook potatoes up to 50% - 60%. And then add the capsicum into it.
But the overcooked capsicum also gives an excellent flavor. I like it.
This is the main course dish and it goes well with roti (Indian flatbreads) or as side dish with dal rice. This is an easy lunch box recipe which can be made quickly.
If you have some boiled potatoes in the refrigerator, then it's just a matter of 3 - 5 minutes to make this awesome recipe.
Tomatoes are not essential but I have seen many people adding tomatoes to aloo simla fry. However, I don't add tomatoes to the dish.
Recipe Card for Sauteed Potato & Capsicum (Aloo Simla Fry)
Potato & Capsicum Stir-Fry/ Aloo Simla Fry
- 3 medium Potato/ Aaloo peeled & diced
- 1 medium Capsicum chopped
- 1 tsp Salt (as per taste)
- 3 tbsp refined oil
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tsp red chilli powder
- 2 tbsp coriander powder
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/2 tsp sabji masala
- 1/4 tsp garam masala
- 1 green chilli finely chopped
- 1 medium onion
- 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
- 1/2 tsp hing or asafoetida
- Heat oil in a kadai or pan on medium to high flame.
- Once oil is hot, add cumin seeds. Let it crackle and then add sliced onion and green chillies. Add ginger garlic paste. Sauté for 2 mins on high flame till it turns translucent.
- Add chopped capsicum & potatoes. Add salt as per taste. Don’t add water to it. Sauté for 5 minutes (or half cooked) by stirring occasionally.
- Then add hing, coriander powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and mix it well. Add 4-5 tbsp water and stir well. Cook for 2-3 mins more.
- Cover with a lid and cook in low flame till potatoes are cooked completely.
- Sprinkle garam masala or sabji masala and mix well.
- Garnish it with freshly chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with paratha, chapatti & rice.
- Use boiled potatoes to reduce the cooking time.
- Don't add water at all
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