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Jul 24, 2012

Potato Capsicum Stir Fry / Potato Fry / Varuval

After 10 days of sickness now getting better n hope to recover completely soon. Thanks a ton friends for all your Prayers n Wishes. As per my schedule i will be posting my Blogging Marathon posts this week. Last week for I am not able to do BM - Indian Basic theme,as i didn't prepare rough draft n also it requires more writing n a elaborate recipe since i was struggling lot with my headache n dizziness. So i quit that week from Blogging Marathon. But This week I will be posting under the "Theme - Dry Vegetable Saute". Potato is my Family Favorite vegetable n i often do this Sliced Potato Fry. But for a change this time added 1/2 cup of chopped capsicum n masala powder to my fry. It was so flavorful n yummy, we had this potato capsicum fry with Mixed Beans Dhal Bhat. Very Simple Recipe, even kids will love this stir fry if it made less spicy. So please adjust spices to your taste. For this fry i used Yukon Gold Potatoes n Red Potatoes. Both tastes good for stir fry/curry/roasting. Now to the recipe...

  1. Potatoes    1lb / 500kg or 5 medium sized potatoes
  2. Capsicum   1 medium (thinly chopped)
  3. Onion    1 large (sliced)
  4. Ginger Garlic Paste    1 tbsp
  5. Turmeric Powder    1/4 tsp
  6. Chili Powder    1 and 1/2 tsp
  7. Curry Masala Powder   1-2 tsp
  8. Salt      to taste
  9. Cilantro    2tbsp (finely chopped)
To Temper
  1. Oil    1 tbsp
  2. Mustard seeds    1/2 tsp
  3. Urad dal   1/2 tsp
  4. Cumin Seeds   1/4 tsp
  5. Fennel seeds    1/2 tsp
  6. Curry leaves    1 sprig (optional)
  • First Wash the potatoes thoroughly using veggie brush and wipe with kitchen towel.
  • Then cut them to your desired shape n sizes or small bite sized pieces.
  • After that transfer it to a microwave safe bowl, sprinkle little water (1tbsp) and microwave in high for 60-80 seconds. 
  • Then remove from the microwave n keep aside.
  • Now Heat oil in a kadai/skillet, then add the tempering ingredients one by one and wait till it splutter.
  • And then add onions n ginger garlic paste saute till the raw smell of the gg paste leaves.
  • Then add chopped capsicum and stir fry for a minute and add potatoes, turmeric powder enough salt and stir fry for a minute.
  • Now add chili n curry powder and stir fry for 2-3 minutes or until the masala get coated well n the potatoes turn crisp n cooked.
  • Lastly add some chopped cilantro n turn off the stove.
  • That's it... Crispy n Yummy Potato Capsicum Stir Fry Ready. Serve as a side dish with any meal.

To microwave potatoes before cooking is optional but it quicken the process, stir fry takes less than 10 minutes to done.
Instead of curry powder you can also add garam masala powder or chicken masala powder or u can skip the masala powder completely.
Do not omit fennel seeds n curry leaves, both gives nice flavor like chicken fry.

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  1. lovely fry..have tried this combi one time,and loved it !

  2. Looks delicious! Nicely done potatoes..Well I'm not a fan of fried capsicum. But potatoes, I'm up for it any time! :D

  3. Love anything with potato... Delicious stir fry...

  4. I just made our M'shtrian version of this over the weekend. Love potatoes and bell peppers together!

  5. Good to have you back, stir fry looks so delish

  6. Hi Sangeetha,

    Capsicum&potato stir fry Looks Delicious !!!

    Neat presentation:)

    Keep on Dear...

  7. yummy stir fry....mouthwatering.....take care of ur health :)

  8. NIce combo of veggies...fry looks yummy

  9. Thats my favorite sabji, have been eating it since childhood, loved the recipe & your clicks

  10. Yummy fry and God bless you with good health.....

  11. Potato and capsicum - awesome combination, yummy looking stir fry.

  12. simple and delicious stir fry..nice recipe

  13. Absolutely delicious n looks great....Take care of ur health dear:)

  14. Nice to hear that you are feeling all right now. Take care and nice combo for the fry Sangee.

  15. I love this version. Must try ..

  16. Glad to hear you're feeling better....Love the combo of potatoes and capsicum..looks delicious

  17. The dish looks lovely...hope u recover soon.

  18. hope u r feeling better now Sangeetha....this stir fry indeed looks delicious.

  19. How tasty and flavourful this stir fry will be na, excellent side dish for curd rice.

  20. Umm simply delicious! Potato-bell pepper curry looks fab!


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