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Friday, April 20, 2007

Mirapakaya - Aloo Koora (Peppers - Potato Curry)

Cubanelle / Banana Peppers

After my recent stint with jalapeno peppers to prepare Mirchi Ka Salan, I am trying to get myself acquainted with more varieties of peppers. Since, I am still at initial stages of knowing them, I am going with milder varieties. We bought some Cubanelle or Banana peppers, the long tapered ones to prepare bajjis. They are very mild, when it comes to the hotness level. Not at all hot, to be precise. I cooked the remaining peppers with potatoes, tomatoes and onions, sprinkled some sambhar powder to make it spicier and prepared delicious peppers - potato curry, to go with rotis.
Any variety of chillie / pepper go by the name of mirapakaya (Plural -mirapakayalu) in Telugu, my mother tongue. Mirapakaya - Aloo Koora (Peppers - Potato Curry), my 'M' entry of Nupur's A-Z event.

Peppers - Potato curry
Cubanelle (Banana) Peppers - 4
Potatoes - 2
Tomatoes - 2
Medium sized onions - 2
Sambhar Powder (like MTR brand or homemade) - 1 Tbsp
Chillie powder - 2 tsp or accordingly
Salt - Accordingly
Oil - 2 Tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - A few
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp

Cut all the vegetables into small bits.
Heat the oil in a deep sized pan (karhai). Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. When mustard seeds start to crackle, add turmeric powder and curry leaves. Saute for a few seconds and add onion. Lower the heat and fry onions till they turn light golden brown. Then add peppers, potatoes and tomatoes. Add a cup of water and cover the pan with a lid. Cook the mixture till all the vegetables are done. Adjust the quantity of water, if needed (to form the gravy). Add sambhar powder, salt and chillie powder. Let it simmer for a few minutes. Turn off the stove.
Serve hot with rotis.

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Asha said...

Lady, you love these hot banana peppers and Jalapenos,don't you?!;D

Looks great,once you fry and cook with spices,it won't be that hot,I know! I love Khara chutney too:))

Ayesha Seerin said...

Never heard of this .. Looks really good...

sunita said...

I love the dish...yummm.

swapna susarla said...

wonderful curry!!!

Roopa said...

yummy i just love this !

Kribha said...

Dear Suma,
never had banana peppers in a curry. looks good. will try it soon. Thanks for sharing.

bee said...

banana peppers - never cooked with them. your dish has a gorgeous colour.

Suganya said...

Ur aloo koora looks great and nice...... i like it very much...

Anonymous said...

never cooked with this pepper. you seem to love peppers:).

Padmaja said...

anything hot and spicy, i am up for it!!!u'r dish looks amazing!i can imagine how tasty it must be!!!

Suma Gandlur said...

This was my first time cooking with these peppers. They are not at all spicy. You can give them a try.

Suma Gandlur said...

Sunita, Swapna, Roopa

Suma Gandlur said...

Thx.I am sure you would love them, if you give a try.

Suma Gandlur said...

A perfect choice of peppers for people like us. :-)

Suma Gandlur said...

Thank you.

:-). You should ask bee.

If you like peppers, probably you would love it.

Vcuisine said...

Suma, quite new for me. Just love the ingredients. Will try soon. Viji