Capsicum and Potato fry (Shimla Mirch​ aur aaloo fry) (Punjabi Cuisine)


Sometimes it gets very difficult to decide for what to cook for lunch or dinner, and getting towards the end of the week when your refrigerator is indicating no vegetables, it’s hard to decide what to cook. This is really a quick fix for lunch or dinner.

Generally, Punjabi food is made with onion, tomato and ginger garlic and spices. This quick fix is more towards the Punjabi type cuisine. I made this recipe today as even I was running out of the vegetables, it was only potato and capsicum lying in my refrigerator. Only potato or only capsicum just thought of making them together, cause it’s really hard to make sabji when you have nothing left in your refrigerator.

Now talking about this recipe many more invention can be done. I made it simple and easy. It tastes as good it looks and very easy to make as well. Let’s go through the recipe real quick.


2 medium size capsicum (Shimla Mirch)( cut into chunk)

1 medium size potato (cut into chunk)

1 medium size tomato(chopped)

1 medium size onion( finely chopped)

1 green chili (finely chopped)

1/2 tsp coriander (dhania)powder

1/2 tsp cumin (jeera) powder

1/2 tsp garam masala

1/2 tsp chili powder

1 tsp cumin(jeera) seeds

1/2 tsp turmeric( haldi) powder

salt to taste


  • Heat an oil in pan or kadai, put cumin(jeera) in oil, let it crackle
  • Add onion and all dry ingredients, mix well on medium flame.
  • Let onion get cooked well. Add potato and let it half cook and get a good texture and color.


  • Later add tomato and let them get soften.


  • At the end mix capsicum and sit for 2 to 3 mins.

Note: It is very essential to follow the step because once you put all vegetables together there are chances of capsicum getting cooked earlier than potato. It tastes good when capsicum is not overcooked.