Capsicum Aloo With a Little Twist

[dropcap]B[/dropcap]ored of the menu which keeps repeating every week, I decided to do this little change to this weekly subzi of capsicum and potato. A good break from the routine taste and adds a little crunch to the subzi.

Serves: 4

Cooking Time: 50 Mins

Ingredients:

4 medium sized potato
4 big capsicum
1 tbsp Bengali Paanch Phoran mix (Bengali FIve-spice mix) or
1/4 tsp of Fenugreek seeds +1/2 tsp each of fennel seeds (Saunf), Cumin Seeds (Jeera), Nigella seeds (Kalonji) and Mustard Seeds (Sarson)
1 tsp raisins – kept in hot water
1-2 tbsp Cashews – chopped or whole
1/4 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp garam masala
a pinch of asafetida
2 tbsp cooking oil
Salt to taste

Method:

  • Peel and wash the potatoes and cut them into slices of 1/2″ inch thickness. Keep them in water for 15-20 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven grill for 7-10 minutes.
  • Strain the potatoes. Boil water in a vessel. Add a little salt. Add potatoes and cook for 2-3 minutes till edges are transluscent. Strain them and set aside to cool on a kitchen towel.
  • Toss the potatoes in a little oil, salt, red chili powder. Place them on grill. Grill both the sides till brown. This will take about 20-25 minutes.
  • Meanwhile heat a wok. Add a tbsp of oil. Fry cashews till they are slightly brown. Take them out and keep aside.
  • Now add asafetida to the oil. Add Paanch Phoran mix. Add red chili powder and coriander powder. Add capsicum. Add salt and mix. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes or till capsicum is a little tender.
  • Add grilled potatoes and cook open for 2-3 minutes for flavors to mix. Now add cashews and raisins (strained) and mix.
  • Turn off the flame. Add garam masala and mix. Serve hot with roti.
Capsicum Aloo With a Little Twist

Author: CinnamonNChillies
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 50 mins
Total time: 1 hour
Serves: 4
I decided to do this little change to this weekly subzi of capsicum and potato. A good break from the routine taste and adds a little crunch to the subzi.
Ingredients
  • 4 medium sized potato
  • 4 big capsicum
  • 1 tbsp Bengali Paanch Phoran mix (Bengali FIve-spice mix) or
  • 1/4 tsp of Fenugreek seeds +1/2 tsp each of fennel seeds (Saunf), Cumin Seeds (Jeera), Nigella seeds (Kalonji) and Mustard Seeds (Sarson)
  • 1 tsp raisins – kept in hot water
  • 1-2 tbsp Cashews – chopped or whole
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • a pinch of asafetida
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Peel and wash the potatoes and cut them into slices of 1/2″ inch thickness. Keep them in water for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven grill for 7-10 minutes.
  3. Strain the potatoes. Boil water in a vessel. Add a little salt. Add potatoes and cook for 2-3 minutes till edges are transluscent. Strain them and set aside to cool on a kitchen towel.
  4. Toss the potatoes in a little oil, salt, red chili powder. Place them on grill. Grill both the sides till brown. This will take about 20-25 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile heat a wok. Add a tbsp of oil. Fry cashews till they are slightly brown. Take them out and keep aside.
  6. Now add asafetida to the oil. Add Paanch Phoran mix. Add red chili powder and coriander powder. Add capsicum. Add salt and mix. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes or till capsicum is a little tender.
  7. Add grilled potatoes and cook open for 2-3 minutes for flavors to mix. Now add cashews and raisins (strained) and mix.
  8. Turn off the flame. Add garam masala and mix. Serve hot with roti.
Sending this to “Lets Cook – Subzis” hosted by Radhika of Tickling Palates.
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Comments
11 Responses to “Capsicum Aloo With a Little Twist”
  1. Priya says:

    Yumm, wonderful side dish for rotis..super inviting..

  2. Laxmi says:

    Interesting recipe.. Lovely clicks,.. like ur combination of spices..

  3. Umm Mymoonah says:

    Nice combination, I love the crispness in the potatoes. Looks absolutely delicious.

  4. Mom Chef says:

    Love the addition of Panch phoran.. am sure it must have been tasty !! First time here, and wonderful too !Hi:Can you add the following event to your calendar:Vrat ka Khaana (Fasting foods Special) running from 13th Aug – 30th Sep. URL : http://itsnotmadrasi.blogspot.com/2011/08/new-event-announcement-foods-for.htmlCheersKalyani New Event: Fasting Foods – Vrat ka Khaana SpecialEvent: healthy Lunchbox ideas – Carrots – all this August

  5. Food Glorious Food! says:

    Good thinking 🙂 Lovely recipe! Thanks for sharing dear!

  6. Sensible Vegetarian says:

    Very innovative and delicious one.

  7. Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal says:

    Absolutely love your twist, would like to give it a try 🙂

  8. CinnamonNChillies says:

    Thank you friends for your appreciation and encouragement 🙂

  9. Archana says:

    Thanks for visiting me. Yes the end day for the event LGSS-Capsicum is 31 st Aug. You still have time here but little..

    Nice space u have here.

  10. Archana says:

    O this is a lovely recipe.

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