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Flavors I love ~ Peppers with Potatoes

Peppers with Potatoes
Green, Yellow and Red ~ For Jihva Bell Pepper Celebration

This is what I used to prepare and take in a lunch box during my 8 to ? job days. The ingredients are common and the cooking process is basic. But the taste somehow exceeds the expectations. I used to like it a lot and still do, though I rarely prepare this “curry in a hurry” now. See if this is per your taste.

Peppers with Potatoes
(makes 2 to 4 meals for 4 to 2 people)

3 bell peppers (green or any color)
8 small, new crop potatoes or 3 regular sized ones
4 tomatoes
1 onion
1-tablespoon ginger-garlic-cilantro paste
1-tablespoon garam masala powder
1 teaspoon each - chilli powder and salt
½ teaspoon turmeric
oil or ghee to taste and tadka ingredients

Coarsely chop the listed vegetable to chunks. When I say coarsely, I mean really coarse, about one-inch sized pieces. Onions, tomatoes everything. The size matters here in this dish and adds extra special flavor.

Add oil to a kadai or wide skillet and heat. Add and toast cumin and mustard seeds. Add onion and sauté them to translucent. Add potatoes and tomatoes. Cover the skillet and cook for about five minutes. Moisture from tomatoes creates steamy environment for potatoes to become tender. When they are halfway done, add the bell peppers. Also the listed seasoning. Mix and cover the skillet with a tight lid. Keep the heat medium and continue cooking for another 15 to 20 minutes. Do not add water. When you lift the lid, what you see is soft vegetables in semi-moist consistency. (nothing should be in puddles of water). At this point you are ready to serve.

Tastes wonderful with warm chapatis or rotis and also with steamed rice.

Matta Rice with Pepper and Potatoes

Peppers and Potatoes with Rosematta Rice ~ Meal Today and for Pooja’s Jihva

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Potato, Bell Pepper, Amma & Authentic Andhra, Peppers, Baby Potatoes, Jihva For Ingredients (Wednesday May 28, 2008 at 5:37 pm- permalink)

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25 comments for Flavors I love ~ Peppers with Potatoes »

  1. Yep, Peppers and potatoes surely are a great combination. The red and orange bell peppers are my favorite. They make even the simplest koora look beautiful.

    Comment by Anjali Damerla — May 28, 2008 @ 6:38 pm

  2. I just checked my pepper plants, but they’re not bearing fruit yet. So sad, I must wait till shopping day to try this. Looks and sounds delicious! :)

    Comment by Linda — May 28, 2008 @ 7:29 pm

  3. I like this combo a lot, very creative Picture Indira.

    Comment by Madhu — May 28, 2008 @ 7:35 pm

  4. Anjali: I agree. green ones have a bite, but the red and yellow in addition to wonderful color, add some sweetness to the dish. Perfect with potatoes.:)

    Thanks Linda.:) With homegrown peppers, this simple dish will have out of this world taste.

    Me too. Thanks Madhu.

    Comment by Indira — May 28, 2008 @ 7:36 pm

  5. Yummy dish and so easy to make.Love the first picture,Indira! Looks like a multi colored Indian candy pop,lol!

    Comment by Deepa — May 28, 2008 @ 8:10 pm

  6. Love the concentric circles of peppers. Yes, I also love capsicums with alu, they taste great together!

    Comment by Roma — May 28, 2008 @ 10:41 pm

  7. Wow, excellent picture Indira. I love the combo and soon my work timing is going to become 7.30 to ? and I would like to make a list of such quick, delicious dishes to make early in the morning. Hae bookmarked this already. And I made moong-mango kosumbari yesterday. Simply superb!

    Comment by Nirmala — May 28, 2008 @ 11:00 pm

  8. Delicious. This can come to my lunch box any time.

    Comment by Happy Cook — May 29, 2008 @ 4:39 am

  9. Lovely looking bell peppers, Indira. And must’ve tasted fabulous with the rosematta.

    Comment by arundathi — May 29, 2008 @ 5:09 am

  10. Hi Indira, this is a super easy recipe great for weeknights! Thanks for posting!

    Comment by Padmaja — May 29, 2008 @ 5:44 am

  11. I just discovered this site and put a link to it on my own blog. I have yet to try any of the recipes but plan to soon! My husband cooks Indian food but usually just uses the jars of already prepared sauce. I’m going to try my hand at totally homemade!! I’ll keep you posted.


    Comment by Kris — May 29, 2008 @ 6:08 am

  12. Lovely color. I make something similar with a little amchur powder.
    I made the pudina pappuchaaru yesterday, wonderful taste.

    Comment by Cilantro — May 29, 2008 @ 8:13 am

  13. Hey Indira,
    Do you have any extension on the Mango Manthram deadline? Also, I can submit on Saturday night at the latest if there is no extension. Correct?

    Hi Bonita,
    Thanks for your interest in Mango Manthram. Please submit by Saturday or Sunday.

    Comment by bonziegal — May 29, 2008 @ 11:59 am

  14. hi indira,
    yummy dish,lovely colour,everyday i am making the dishes from Thumbnail Gallery ,wonderful taste,i dont know how to thank you(chikkudu pulusu and chikkudu fry receipes are interchange,pls correct it)

    Comment by bharathi — May 29, 2008 @ 7:11 pm

  15. beautiful photography Indira! The koora looks divine, i will surely try this soon, i have a red pepper and 2 green peppers waiting for me at home :-)

    Comment by Latha — May 30, 2008 @ 9:15 am

  16. Hey,

    Here’s an observation:

    I enter a keyword in the topmost search window and hit enter. After that if I click on a search result, I get directed to


    Hi Shyam,
    Thank you very much for letting us know about the issue. I am trying to find if this was a problem on our server or with individual users’ pcs. Could you tell me what you have searched for and what the link was?
    Thank you,

    Comment by Shyam — May 30, 2008 @ 9:26 am

  17. Hi,
    I faced the same issue as Shyam. Whenever I try to access Mahanandi through Google search or the search window in the site, I am directed to
    but there are no issues if I access it through my bookmark.


    Comment by Dhivya — May 30, 2008 @ 11:38 am

  18. This curry is so colorful, Indira! looks delicious, simple and elegant.

    Comment by Uma — May 30, 2008 @ 12:04 pm

  19. I made this vegetable last night and it was a winner!! My son Rajeev said it was the best one I made recently. Surprisingly, I had all the ingredients. Your website is great. Enjoy all the Rayalaseema cooking. Thanks, Indira.

    Comment by Nirmala Premakumar — May 30, 2008 @ 12:42 pm

  20. Hello, i tried to search for “bajji” on your site and it came with results but when i clicked any one of the links it took me to page.

    Comment by latha — May 30, 2008 @ 3:54 pm

  21. love it love it…..

    Comment by kalva — May 30, 2008 @ 4:17 pm

  22. I don’t have an issue with the Google search as reported by several others. I’d recommend scanning your computers using HouseCall and/or AdAware or similar programs to check for scumware / malicious adware etc. And, if you’re using IE, switch to Firefox. :-D

    Comment by Manisha — May 30, 2008 @ 5:52 pm

  23. Hello Indira,
    I stumbled across your site through sig’s livetoeat as I was learning about JFI. Your site is absolutely inspiring and addictive, and the JFI event is positively innovative, inclusive and a great way to learn more about other kitchens. I have become a huge fan of this site in an instant.
    I am new to the food blogosphere and would love to contribute to the best of my ability. It would be great to get to know more about your food and everything that comes with it. Till later

    P.S: the pic looks lovely like an edible candy

    Comment by Aparna — June 3, 2008 @ 9:11 am

  24. This is really a comfort dish for me . I never tried peppers with potatoes, time to try now :D . The first picture is simply superb :) .

    Thank you dear Pooja, for hosting the Jihva event. I had great time preparing this dish for the event. And, I agree, peppers with potatoes means pure comfort.:)

    Comment by Pooja — June 5, 2008 @ 2:34 pm

  25. Indira,

    This is a wonderful blog! I am almost inspired to start one myself :) Though I doubt I would have beautiful pictures like yours to accompany each dish…most of the time we end up devouring dinner as soon as it is cooked!

    This recipe - minus the potatoes and peppers - pretty much resembles a basic one I use with many different vegetables. You could try it with fried chunks of paneer, or even scramble some eggs into the mix and you have that wonderful Parsi brunch dish, Akoori!

    Comment by Maya — June 5, 2008 @ 3:52 pm

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