Potato with capsicum (Aloo Shimla Mirch)

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Aloo-Shimla Mirch (the name means Potato-Capsicum in Hindi) is Indian main course vegan dish.



  • 4 medium sized potatoes, cut in medium pieces;
  • 2 big capsicums, cut into big square pieces (the amount of capsicum supposed to be similar to the amount of potatoes and it supposed to be cut in similar size as potato pieces as well);
  • 1 big or 2 small tomatoes, chopped;
  • 1 green chili, chopped;
  • 1 inch (2 cm) of ginger, chopped or grated;
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic, chopped or grated;
  • 1 tsp of cumin seeds;
  • A pinch of asafetida;
  • 1/2 tsp of red chili powder;
  • 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder;
  • 1/2 tsp of coriander powder;
  • 1/2 tsp of Garam Masala;
  • Salt to taste;
  • A little bit of fresh greenery to taste – optional;
  • 2-3 tbsp of cooking oil

Also check: What to do if you don’t have required for Indian recipes spices?


  • Preheat a pan with oil;
  • Add cumin seeds, fry them for 30 seconds;
  • Add green chili, garlic, ginger and asafetida, mix well;
  • Add tomatoes, keep mixing;
  • Add coriander powder, red chili powder and turmeric powder, mix well;
  • Cook until tomatoes turn soft, mixing occasionally;
  • Add potatoes, mix well and cook until they are half ready;
  • Add capsicum (it requires less time for cooking than potatoes – if you want to cook this dish fast and more healthy, you can use boiled potatoes as well);
  • Add salt and garam masala, mix well;
  • Cook the vegetables on law flame, mixing occasionally, until they are soft;
  • When the vegetables are cooked, you can serve them with fresh greenery on top.

Bon Appetit!

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