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:


  1. 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

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

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

  4. Lovely combination.. looks really awesome.. thanks for sharing dear :)
    Indian Cuisine

  5. delicious looking flavours Kalyani this looks wonderful

  6. delicious
    happy independece day to u

  7. Delicious sabji, love it..

  8. Love the tiranga theme, happy independence day :)

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


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