Aloo Capsicum Sabzi is a simple Dry Side dish where the elegant flavors, spices and vegetables marry each other to make it comforting combination!
Its just a misconception that Indian Food is loaded with spices, ginger and garlic. And its HOT!! Indian curries- sometimes referred to as Sabzi’s when they are dry and referred to as Curries when they are semi dry or wet . All spice blends are not Curry Powder !! They all have specific names 🙂 There is an art to play around with spices and it does require a bit of understanding and control on pairing them.
This recipe for dry Aloo Capsicum or call it Potato Pepper Stir Fry requires very minimal spices for this combo of vegetables, yet they taste just simple, appetising and comforting.
Why the name Aloo Capsicum? Aloo mean Potatoes and Capsicum means Peppers. Now the next question is – Can I used mixed peppers in this recipe? Well I would say ‘No’ , as the flavors of Green Peppers marry Potatoes beautifully in this recipe and I will not say that the colorful peppers would render the same flavors to this sabzi.
During my childhood days, I used to watch my mum cook one new sabzi for my dad to work. It had to a dry sabzi to accompany the phulka’s, as my dad had to carry it by the Mumbai local trains and the sabzi had to be intact until he reached work. One of those day’s when my mum packed this dry sabzi for dad, I remember tasting the remaining sabzi reluctantly.. But it was amazing!! That combo of Potato and Pepper is just simple but works like a successful marriage of flavors with just basic spices!
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