Saturday, October 16, 2021



Today's recipe is for a side dish made with two veggies, commonly available all over India namely potato and capsicum. By the way, capsicum is called bellpepper in the USA. 

Both potatoes and capsicum have health benefits and I make it a point to use them in my cooking fairly often. Together they make a good combination! 

Elsewhere in this blog, you will find dishes made with potatoes, and capsicum, such as:-

I have adapted this dish from Potato Capsicum Masala from Manchatti Kitchen. 

We tried this out recently and enjoyed the dish with hot rotis. 


  • Potatoes, Medium sized , 2 
  • Capsicum, Large sized, 1 
  • Onions, medium sized, 2
  • Tomato, 1
  • Ginger Garlic paste, 1 tsp
  • Coriander Powder, 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder, 1/4 tsp
  • Chilli Powder, 1 tsp
  • Kitchen King Masala/ Garam Masala, 1/2 tsp
  • Salt, to taste
  • Coriander leaves, finely chopped, 1 tbsp for garnish

Dry Roast and Grind to a Fine Powder:-

  • Fennel, 1 tsp 
  • Peanuts, 1 tbsp, 
  • Cashewnuts, 4

For Seasoning:-
  • Mustard Seeds, 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal, 1 tsp
  • Curry Leaves, 6-8
  • Oil, 2 tbsp


Wash, peel and cube the potato. Keep immersed in water to avoid discoloration
Wash, deseed, and cube the capsicum
Finely chop the onion and coriander leaves
Chop the tomato
In a kadhai, dry roast the fennel seeds till they become fragrant, keep aside
Next, dry roast the peanuts and cashew nuts 
In a small grinder jar, grind these roasted ingredients- fennel seeds, peanuts, and cashew nuts to a fine powder. Keep aside. 

In the same kadhai, heat 2 tbsp of oil and on medium heat add the mustard seeds
When they splutter add the urad dal and sauté till it changes colour, add the curry leaves and sauté for a few seconds
To this add the finely chopped onions, and a little salt
Fry till the onions turn a little golden in colour  
Add the potato cubes, mix well and cook covered for 2-3 minutes
Next, add the ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell goes
Now add the spice powders- coriander powder, turmeric powder, and chilli powder and mix well
Add the tomatoes and salt to taste. Mix well
Add some water, mix well and cover and cook till the potatoes are almost done
To this add the ground powder prepared earlier and mix well
Add the cubed capsicum and 1/2 cup of water
Cook for another 3 minutes till the capsicum gets done . Make sure the capsicum is cooked yet remains crunchy 
Add water to get the desired consistency
Add the Kitchen King masala or garam masala, mix well and cook for a couple of minutes
Finally, garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves
Serve hot with rotis

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