Have you ever tried cooking lunch while listening to your favorite music? It has such a restorative effect on the nerves! So, if you haven’t ever let your hair down while stirring the soup or tossing the noodles, do give it a try.
Today’s recipe is of Potato-Capsicum Fry or Aloo-Shimla Mirch Ki Sabzi. This side-dish is a Sindhi-specialty, made in every Sindhi home. You know what my Mom says? She says that I must be able to cook our staples, if I want to find myself a good Sindhi groom! Now that’s comical I know. Nevertheless, that is the logic Indian parents follow! So, I have learned to cook many Sindhi dishes, because you know I am so keen on marrying a fine Sindhi guy! *Sarcasm* 😀
Ok no kidding. It was only my own wish and my willingness to learn to cook new recipes. Now, let us come back to it. I have stuffed myself on this delicacy ever since I was 3 years old! I can still recall the old days when I sat across the kitchen counter with my coloring book and a pack of crayons as Mom cooked. Mom gave me some fried potatoes and capsicum before adding spices to them. And I would joyfully gobble on them as a starter! The spicy ones would be had with rice and daal.
I made these yesterday while singing along to Ron Pope’s ‘A Drop in the Ocean’ and ‘How to Save a Life’ by Fray. I tell you, Grey’s Anatomy has the best soundtracks!
This dish pairs up really well with tridaali daal and jeera rice. Tridaali daal is made from using 3 varieties of pulses and jeera rice is the rice with a tempering of cumin seeds and green chilies. I will share these recipes soon! For now, let us see how to make Potato-Bell Pepper Fry… Sindhi-Style!
How to Make Potato-Capsicum Fry?