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Aalu Aur Shimla Mirch Ki Gravy


Recipe by salma of karachi, PK


Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 2 potatoes (cut into square pieces)
    • 3 capsicums (deeseeds and cut into square pieces)
    • 1 chopped onion
    • 3 chopped tomatoes
    • 1 tbsp roasted cumin seeds (crushed it with hands)
    • 1 tsp red chilli powder
    • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
    • 1 tsp coriander powder
    • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
    • 1/2 tsp mango powder(khataai powder)
    • salt to taste
    • 1/2 cup oil
    • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
    • 2 tbsp chopped green coriander
    • 2 tbsp lemon juice


    1. Heat oil in a pan and fry onion till it turns golden colour now add ginger garlic paste and cook for 2 minutes.
    2. Add potatoes,salt,red chilli powder,turmeric powder,coriander powder,cumin powder,mango powder and tomatoes and cook it very well.
    3. Pour a 1/2 cup of water so that potatoes can be tender, when gravy turns thick and oil seprates then add capsicums and give a steam for 5 minutes.
    4. Now add garam masala powder and stire it well lid with a cover for 2-3 minutes.
    5. Sprinkle chopped green coriander and squeeze a lemon.
    6. Turn it out in a dish and serve with chapatis or puris.