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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Capsicum & Potato with Besan


While potatoes are a must in most of the gravy style Indian curries, they are fun to work with in dry subzis too. They gel well with other veggies as in vankaya-bangaladumpa koora or as in this one where it is paired with capsicum. Potatoes bring in extra flavor and substance to the dish. Addition of besan/ chickpea flour not only compliments the veggies but enhances the essence of this simple dish. This is easy & quick enough to be part of a substantial meal and for those 'Cook for yourself' moments.  

List of Ingredients:  
1 Capsicum - stalk & seeds removed and chopped 
2 Potatoes - peeled and cubed 
2 Tbsp of besan (gram flour) 
1 tsp each - Chili powder & salt 
For tadka: 2 Tbsp oil, turmeric powder, curry leaves, 1 tsp each of mustard seeds, chanadal, uraddal & cumin seeds  

Heat oil in a non stick saute pan and add all the tadka ingredients except the turmeric powder. Saute for a few seconds. When the dals turn reddish and the mustard seeds start to pop, add the turmeric and the potato cubes. 
Stir well once and let the potatoes cook on low flame, covered. Keep checking and stirring in between. 
When they are half done, add the capsicum and continue cooking till both the veggies are done. 
Then add the besan, chili powder and salt and stir so that the veggies are coated well with besan. 
Heat for 2 -3 minutes more till the raw smell of besan disappears and turn off the stove.  
Serve warm with rice or rotis.



Madhu said...

Love the combo aloo-capsicum always a hit.Like the addition of besan.. tempting pics Suma.

Sonu said...

Aha...mouth watering curry. I always love this combo. I am so tempted to see your pic Suma. :)

chakhlere said...

this is my fav subzi. looks yummy!!

Sush said...

great click Suma

kitchen queen said...

Nice and yum combo very delicious.

RV said...

Aloo besan and capsicum, nice combo. They look very appealing. Thanks for sending it across.

Sushma Mallya said...

Nice click suma...Delicious combo and love to have this with roti..

SnehaPrasad said...

Nice dish..
I make this dish same as you, except i roast besan with little oil and add it to the dish at the end.. u can half cook aloo in microwave to speed up the process.

DEESHA said...

I love aloo with capsicum .. adding besan is new to me .. looks yumm