Bell pepper is also known as sweet pepper or capsicum or shimla mirch. Though they are fruits, (botanically classified as berries), they are commonly used as a vegetable ingredient or as a side dish. Enriched with carotenoids, antioxidants, vitaminC, and vitamin B6, they are excellent for eye health, cancer prevention, to boost immunity, balancing mood, and in sleep quality.
Further, it’s low in calories, therefore helps in weight loss. Vitamin E in bell peppers brings a radiance to skin. Heart healthy, as the Capsiacin present in bell peppers helps lowering the cholesterol. Together vitaminC and vitaminK of the veggie are anti-inflammatory.
- 2 medium Bell Peppers 🫑
- (chopped into thick lengthwise pieces)
- 1 small or medium Potato 🥔
- (lengthwise thinly sliced)
- 1/2 inch piece of Ginger (finely chopped)
- 1 small Green Chili (finely chopped)
- 1 to 2 tbsps. Fresh Coriander (finely chopped)
- 1 tsp. to 2 tsps. Olive Oil (or Mustard Oil)
- A good pinch of Asafetida
- 1/2 to 1 tsp. Cumin Seeds
- 1/4 tsp. Turmeric Powder
- 1/2 to 3/4 tsp. Red Chili Powder
- 1/2 tsp to 3/4 tsp. Mango Powder
- 1 tsp. Coriander Powder
- 1/4 tsp. Fennel Powder
- 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. Garam Masala
- 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. Salt
Chopped bell peppers and potatoes 🫑🥔
On a medium heat, season the veggies in oil and spices (asafetida, cumin seeds, turmeric, red chili powder, garam masala), and salt.
Cover the pan with a lid. Adjust the heat to low-medium and let it cook for 8 to 10 minutes. Occasional stir is required.
Check the veggies to be all cooked.
Add coriander powder, fennel powder, and mango powder.
Combine well and add fresh coriander to it. Transfer the delicious bell peppers to a serving bowl.
Our mango powder flavored, spicy bell peppers curry is ready to serve 😊
Notes: This is an amazingly delicious bell pepper and potato recipe. I serve it with roti, paratha, and dal-rice combination. Leftover as fillings for grilled sandwiches, wraps, etc. Another variation of it is with tomatoes and onions. Yes! For the special occasions, I use colored bell peppers -green, red, orange, and yellow. This color combination takes the recipe to an another level.
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