Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Bell peppers and potato (Aloo shimla mirch)

Capsicum with potatoes and ajwain paratha (flatbread with carom seeds) is like staple food. It is homely simple everyday food. Ajwain paratha is made by adding some carom or ajwain seeds to the wheat flour along with some salt and a little oil and making a dough by adding water. I never use any measurements for making the dough. I add little water at a time till it is perfect for rolling.

2 medium bell peppers sliced
2 potatoes sliced
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp asafoetida
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chili powder
3-4 tbsp roasted peanuts (crushed)
salt to taste
Oil as required

Heat little oil and add the cumin seeds, mustard seeds and asafoetida and let them pop and splutter. Now add the potatoes and cook till the edges start getting slightly brown and potatoes are almost done. Add the turmeric powder, bell peppers and salt. Cover and cook for a little while. Do not over cook. Once done sprinkle the chili powder and peanuts. Garnish with cilantro. Serve with paratha.

1 comment:

  1. today i am going to the supermarket. will get all the stuffs. i am going to have it with rice.