August 14, 2011

Tiranga Shimla Mirch Sabji ~ Bell pepper Stir fry

Playing along the fever around the 64th Indian Independence day , presenting a simple to make, yet tasty dry curry with all the colours of the Tri-colour : Hence the name Tiranga (tricolour) :-) Capsicum (bell pepper) along with Potatoes and Carrots come together in this tasty curry that goes perfect with Rotis and Rice alike.
This is a wonderful curry even for lunchboxes for kids too, and am sure kids would love the spicy combo of the veggies. Sending this to my own event - Healthy Lunchbox Ideas (Carrots) and Radhika's Sabjis for Rotis. Let's move to the dish, shall we ...

Prep time : 10 mins. Prep time : 10 mins . Serves : 3

  • Capsicum - 200 gms
  • Potatoes - 150 gms
  • Carrots - 150 gms
  • Onions - 1 (opt.) - I did not add them
  • Oil - 1 TBSP
  • Seasoning : Mustard, Curry leaves, Turmeric (1/2 tsp), Asafoetida (1/4 tsp)
  • Salt - to taste
  • Vangibhath Powder / Curry powder - 1 TBSP
  • Amchur powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Jaggery grated - 1/2 tsp (opt.)
  • Grated dry copra / coconut - 1 tsp (opt.)

Method :
1) Clean and cut veggies. Cut into 2 inch long batons. I used potatoes with skin on, but you may peel them if preferred.
2) In a skillet, heat oil. Splutter the mustard and other seasoning ingredients.
3) Fry onions if using. Let them turn translucent
4) Then add veggies and fry well. Add salt and sprinkle 3 - 4 tsp of water. Cover and cook till veggies are done, but not mushy - about 5 -9 mins. Take care not to burn the veggies.
5) Uncover. Add Vangibhath powder (or curry powder), jaggery, amchur and mix well.
6) Add grated coconut and serve hot with Rotis / Rice. Goes superbly well with curd rice too :-)

Other dry sabjis that you could check out are:

12 Foodie Comments:

nityakalyani on August 14, 2011 said...

Hi Kalyani [ your name is part of my name] Happy to be your follower. Nce theme for our Independence Day.I am not a foodie but a crafter. Please do drop and have a peep of my creations at

Kalpana Sareesh on August 14, 2011 said...

wow very nice way of celebration the curry looks good n yumm..

Mom Chef on August 14, 2011 said...

@ NityaKalyani - wonderful to meet my namesake (atleast half of it).. Thanks for dropping by , and I do hope you would come in often dear

Hari Chandana on August 14, 2011 said...

Lovely combination.. looks really awesome.. thanks for sharing dear :)
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Torviewtoronto on August 14, 2011 said...

delicious looking flavours Kalyani this looks wonderful

Archana on August 14, 2011 said...

Looks yummy Kalyani

Aarthi on August 14, 2011 said...

lovely dish

Santosh Bangar on August 15, 2011 said...

happy independece day to u

Priya on August 15, 2011 said...

Delicious sabji, love it..

Kurryleaves on August 15, 2011 said...

that looks yummm

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal on August 16, 2011 said...

Love the tiranga theme, happy independence day :)

Neha on August 16, 2011 said...

Nice dish...Like the tiranga twist....

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