Dry Curry, Sizzling Tastebuds

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. nityakalyani

    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 nityakalyani-kalmat.blogspot.com

  2. Lifewithspices

    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. Hari Chandana P

    Lovely combination.. looks really awesome.. thanks for sharing dear 🙂
    Indian Cuisine

  5. Torviewtoronto

    delicious looking flavours Kalyani this looks wonderful

  6. Looks yummy Kalyani

  7. lovely dish

  8. Santosh Bangar

    happy independece day to u

  9. Priya Suresh

    Delicious sabji, love it..

  10. Kurryleaves

    that looks yummm

  11. Love the tiranga theme, happy independence day 🙂

  12. Nice dish…Like the tiranga twist….

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