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Aloo Shimla Mirch | Aloo Capsicum Recipe

This is a super easy and healthy Indian vegetarian side dish called aloo capsicum or aloo shimla mirch. Goes really well with rotis or parathas
Course Appetizer/Side Dish, dry vegetable
Cuisine North Indian | Uttar Pradesh | Punjabi
Keyword aloo capsicum recipe, aloo shimla mirch recipe
recipe aloo capsicum recipe, aloo shimla mirch recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 51kcal


  • 3 green peppers cut in long strips
  • 1 potato peeled and cut into wedges
  • 2 tomatoes pureed
  • 1 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 2-3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp. garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp. coriander powder
  • 1 tsp. cayenne or red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp. turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and minced garlic. Cook for about a minute
  • Add pureed tomatoes and cook for about 3-5 minutes till cooked. Add the potato wedges with turmeric powder and salt. Mix well. Cover and cook on low heat for about 5 minutes till potatoes are half cooked.
  • Add chopped capsicum, coriander powder, cayenne and garam masala. Mix well and cook covered till potatoes are completely done and capsicum have a slight bite to them. Takes about 8-10 minutes on low flame.
  • Keep opening and stirring the veggies once every 2-3 minutes.
  • The veggies cook in their own steam and you should not need to add any water.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning.
  • Your Shimla mirch ki sabzi is ready to be eaten. Enjoy it with rotis or parathas.


This is a vegan recipe, perfect for all plant-based food eaters.
You can use coloured peppers too in this recipe or a combination of them.
Remember to cut the capsicum and potatoes in similar-sized pieces. It helps in uniform cooking.
You can adjust the spices as per your liking. This recipe is moderately spicy.


Calories: 51kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 274mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 931IU | Vitamin C: 80mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2mg