Baingan-aloo-shimla mirch ki sabzi can be defined as a colorful, nutritious, flavorful, and quick vegetarian dish. Honestly, this is the perfect dish to make even on days you are not enthusiastic to cook. Mildly spiced, the brinjal-potato-capsicum fry can be paired with rotis. You can also eat it as a side dish pairing it with rice and dal or sambar. I enjoy a medley of vegetables as a side dish like the Potato-Carrot-Peas Fry or Aloo-Gajar-Matar Sabzi.
While brinjal isn’t a favorite vegetable among masses, it is welcomed if cooked right. Try a variety of brinjal recipes like Dahi Baingan Recipe (brinjal with spiced yogurt), Baghare Baingan Recipe (or baingan ka khatta served with Hyderabadi & Bangalore Biryani), and Vangi bath Recipe (spicy brinjal rice).
Capsicum or green bell pepper gives every dish a vibrant color and adds a crunchiness to the dish. You can try the Mirchi Ka Salan recipe where you can replace long green peppers with capsicums.
Potatoes are the most loved vegetables even though they are nothing but high carbs and starch. Perhaps because they are easily available throughout the year, last long in the kitchen, and are simple to cook. Try a wide variety of Potato Recipeson Cukzy.
1 brinjal or 2 medium eggplants, diced into small cubes 1 capsicum, diced into cubes 1 medium-sized potato, diced into small cubes 1 tsp cumin seeds 1/2 tsp red chilli powder (adjust according to taste) 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 2 – 3 tbsp oil to shallow fry Salt to taste
1. Heat about 2 tbsp oil in a skillet and shallow fry the brinjal pieces on high heat till brown on all sides. Remove & keep aside.
2. In the same skillet, shallow fry the potatoes till brown on all sides. Remove & keep aside.
3. Add 1 tbsp oil in the same skillet. When hot, add the cumin seeds and allow to splutter. Reduce heat and add the spice powders. To avoid burning the spices, add 1 – 2 tablespoon of water.
4. Throw in all the vegetables together and sprinkle salt. Mix lightly. Don’t overcrowd the skillet. Cover and allow to cook on low heat for a maximum of 5 minutes.