Aloo Capsicum made with potatoes, bell peppers and spices

Aloo Capsicum | Aloo Shimla Mirch

By Swasthi on August 29, 2022, Comments, Jump to Recipe

Aloo capsicum recipe – Easy stir fried dish made with potatoes, capsicum, spices & herbs. This dry aloo capsicum curry is a super easy & quick recipe for beginners. Aloo and capsicum pair so well in any dish and this is one of them. This aloo capsicum goes very well with plain rice, roti, chapati or even as a filling in sandwiches & kathi rolls.

Aloo Capsicum made with potato, bell peppers and spices

This simple yet flavorful & delicious aloo capsicum is a life saver for me most times in dealing with my fussy kids. I always wonder how often I make this for their school box or some times even for their breakfast to eat with their paratha or dosa.

It is very simple to make and one can easily plus or minus the ingredients i have mentioned below. It is a dry curry or sabzi, if you like to have a moist curry just pour very little water to cook.

I also make this aloo capsicum differently each time by adding a variety of veggies. Cauliflower, peas, broccoli or even beans go very well in this. Even a few chunks of paneer, firm tofu too go well. Get creative and just throw in what ever you like.

If you have fussy kids, just skip the onions. I have not used tomatoes in the recipe as they hinder the potatoes from getting cooked quickly.

More capsicum recipes,
Andhra style capsicum fry
Capsicum curry
Stuffed capsicum
Mushroom pepper fry
aloo methi

Aloo Capsicum Recipe

How to Make Aloo Capsicum (Stepwise photos)

1. Wash peel and chop potatoes. Add them to a bowl of salted water till we use. Fry cumin in hot for a minute and then saute onions till transparent. Add ginger and fry till it smells good.

frying onions

2. Add chopped potatoes. They will be with dripping water, just add them. Fry for 2 to 3 minutes.

potatoes for aloo capsicum recipe

3. Cover and cook on a low flame till almost cooked.

cooking potatoes

4. Add bell peppers, turmeric, salt, red chili powder, garam masala, amchur and kasuri methi.

peppers spice powders

5. Stir every thing well and fry till the bell peppers get cooked.  If you desire a more moist curry, just add a few tbsps of water and cook for a while.

garnish aloo capsicum

Serve with rice, bread or roti.

aloo capsicum

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aloo capsicum

Aloo Capsicum | Aloo Shimla Mirch

Easy aloo capsicum stir fry made with potatoes, onions, bell peppers & spices. Serve this potato capsicum with rice, roti or even as a stuffing to make sandwiches and wraps.
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Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes

Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )

  • 1 ½ teaspoons oil
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 large onion chopped or sliced
  • ½ teaspoon ginger minced or ¾ tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 green chilli chopped or slit (skip for kids)
  • 2 large potatoes (aloo) cubed to ¾ inch pieces
  • ½ cup capsicum (bell peppers) chopped
  • ½ teaspoon kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves)
  • ¼ teaspoon amchur powder optional
  • 1 Pinch turmeric
  • Salt as needed
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon red chili powder
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon garam masala powder


  • Wash and peel potatoes. Cube them to ¾ inch size and keep them immersed in a bowl of water. 
  • Add oil to a hot pan. When the oil turns hot add cumin seeds & fry them till they begin to splutter. Next add in onions and green chilies. Fry until transparent stirring often.
  • Then add ginger and fry till a nice smell begins to come out. Drain the water from potatoes and add them to the pan. Saute for 2 minutes. Cook covered on a low to medium heat until fork tender or soft. If needed sprinkle little water while cooking.
  • Lastly add capsicum, kasuri methi, turmeric, red chili powder, garam masala and then salt as needed. Stir well and fry until the capsicum is done yet crunchy.
  • Adjust salt and chilli powder if needed. Serve aloo capsicum with rice, bread or roti. Sprinkle some lemon juice if you desire.

Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.

For best results follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips above the recipe card.

NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)

Nutrition Facts
Aloo Capsicum | Aloo Shimla Mirch
Amount Per Serving
Calories 193 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Sodium 31mg1%
Potassium 1038mg30%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 1265IU25%
Vitamin C 75.9mg92%
Calcium 77mg8%
Iron 7.5mg42%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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5 stars
Simplicity is strength of this recipe.

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Left out onions to save time but used a little tomato puree. Turned out delicious and very easy.

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Made this aloo capsicum in Instant pot. 3 tablespoons water, 3 minutes high pressure and 3 mins natural pressure release worked out perfect. Thank you

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So easy and yummy for a fast dinner. Thank you

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I keep coming back to this recipe. Delicious and lovely flavors.

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So helpful and clear just as needed ?

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I always look up recipes here when I have excess to use up and I always manage to find something. Keep up the good work.

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Delicious, healthy and simple as it is always with Swasthi’s recipes!
Modified it by pre-boiling the potatoes separately and adding it after the capsicum is half-cooked because potatoes take forever to cook and I didn’t want soggy onions from cooking them together! Overall, yummy and will make it again!

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My go to recipe for Saturday evenings where I want something flavourful yet uncomplicated. Love it.

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Thank you for the recipe! I didn’t have kasuri methi, but I googled acceptable substitutions and found a website that suggested I use honey mustard instead… which I also didn’t have, lol, so I used a walla walla onion mustard blend in place of it. The flavor is really good! I’m sure it would be even better if I actually had kasuri methi, but I’m pleased nonetheless. This was really quick and easy to throw together and I’ll make it again — with the right ingredients. 🙂

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I tried it. Very delicious. Every one in my family liked it

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It was to delicious

Hi swathi tried the recipe it’s so tasty . I tried so many of ur recipes .So clear instruction with the pics thanks a lot for the recipes.
Looking for more recipes of veg

Very tempting, looks fabulous Swasthi.

capsicum and potatoes are such a wonderful combination… delicious!!

Delicious curry masala.

Fabulous looking masala, can have with a bowl of curd rice or rotis.

Love this yummy dish…

Nice yummy curry… Loved the spice powder

lovely combo….very nice…

wow delicious combo,loved it…