Potato Capsicum Curry Recipe is a dry curry or subji that goes perfectly well as a side dish with both rice and flat breads like chapathis or phulkas.
Both potato and capsicum happens to be one of my favorite combos among vegetables. I have used green bell peppers but feel free to add the colored ones to make it more eye catchy for the kids.
As it is very easy and simple to make, I prepare this curry in bulk and during the busy mornings it makes life easier.
I pack this for my kids by placing a big scoop of this subzi in the chapathis and rolling them. Its gets easy to pack and makes a mess free lunch or snack for them at school.
I have made this the North Indian way by adding some kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves) which lends a wonderful flavor to the curry. If you do not have it just use coriander leaves.
Feel free to add other vegetables too like peas, beans and carrots. Just make sure you parboil them as well before adding it to the curry.
Potato Capsicum Curry Recipe details below:
- Potato, medium – 3
- Capsicum (bell pepper), medium – 1
- Onion – 1
- Red chili powder – 1 tsp
- Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
- Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
- Urad dal – 1 tsp
- Kasuri methi (Dried Fenugreek leaves) – 1 tsp
- Salt – to taste
- Oil – 1 tbsp
- Pressure cook potatoes in enough water for 2 whistles. Peel the skin off and either cube them or crumble with your hands into big pieces and keep aside.
- Chop the onions finely. Cube capsicum and keep it ready.
- Heat a pan/wok with oil. Add mustard seeds and when they splutter, add urad dal and roast for 1 sec.
- Add onions and sauté till it turns translucent. Now add the capsicum and sauté for another minute till it softens.
- Add cubed potatoes, turmeric powder, red chili powder, salt and mix well.
- Cook over medium flame for 4-5 minutes, mixing in between till the raw smell of the spice powders go off and the vegetables get slightly roasted.
- Crush the kasuri methi between your palm and sprinkle over the curry. Mix well and take off stove.
- Serve hot with either rice or chapathis.