Friday, August 13, 2010

Potato Capsicum Upkari / Stir Fry

Whenever I am in doubt about cooking something,the humble Potato always comes to rescue.It can almost always pep up my meal.I can have rice,chapathi with this alone,with some curd on the side and be content just like I had the happiest meal ever.But of late,I am trying to restrict the intake of Potato,for obvious reasons of course.

So when amma told me about this yummilicious combo of Potato and Capsicum,I was tempted.It was part of a meal they were served when they went to Karkala,my elder bro's wife house.Now,nothing can go wrong if paired with potato,so I let go off my restrictions for a while and tried this out.No prizes for guessing it turned out to be a "jhakaas" combination,great with rice as well as rotis.

Potato Capsicum Upkari


Potato - 2,medium-cubed
Capsicum - 1,big-cubed
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad dal - 1/4 tsp
Red chillies - 2,broken into bits
Salt to taste


In a kadai,add the oil and roast the capsicum till they start browning.
Remove from the kadai with a slotted spoon and keep aside.
In the same kadai,pop mustard seeds and urad dal.
Mix in the red chillies and saute for a minute.
Add the cubed potatoes and salt to taste.
Add enough water for the potatoes to cook and close with a lid.
When the potatoes are done,mix in the roasted capsicum and give a good mix. 
Serve hot with Rice or Roti.


  1. Yes they do a nice pair...and infact potato can b paired with anything..It is always single and ready to mingle kind..haha..
    looks simple n yummy

  2. I second you. Potatoes with anything will be the best and make your meal so fulfilling :) Yummy :)

  3. I love this too, we had it a lot when we were kids, just that mom added a bit of turmeric.
    Looks yumm. Me too will be happy just with this with rice or chapathies witha good pickle.

  4. A simple and delicious stir fry!

  5. Lovely click Divya. Like the healthy combo of veggies.

  6. simple easy and delicious stir fry.

  7. Hey, looks like a 'jhakaas' combination. Perfect with garam rotis.

  8. That looks great dear and looks simple and delicious.

  9. Nice one dear...Beautiful pics...I'm adding u to my blog list...I love ur blog...

  10. Hey Divya,

    Upkari sure is looking jhakaas. In Bengalis, potatoes are a must in every dish. You won't believe, their Biriyanis are incomplete without alu. If any person gets mingled easily with people, they compare him/her with this humble veggie.

    Keep blogging, following you...


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