Stuffed Capsicum With Aloo

Stuffed Shimla MIrch

Here is a very simple stuffed capsicum with aloo. There is nothing exotic about it. It is a simple recipe. Yet it is not only a very good side dish but can act as a yummy starter too. Lets learn how to make bharwa shimla mirch Indian style.

Stuffed Shimla Mirch

Stuffed Capsicum With Aloo | Bharwa Shimla Mirch

A simple stuffed capsicum with aloo. Mildly spiced with garam masala and red chilly powder. Bharwa shimla mirch can be baked or shallow fried on a pan. The crispy burnt skin of the capsicum makes it a yummy delight. Bharwa shimla mirch goes very well with any kind of dal or curry.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2

Main Ingredients

  • Shimla Mirch (Capsicum)
  • Aloo (Potatoes)
  • Amchur (Dry Mango Powder)
Keyword Aloo Shimla Mirch Stuffed, Easy Bharwa Capsicum Sabji


  • 5-6 small soft Shimla Mirch (Capsicum)
  • 3 – 4 medium boiled Aloo (Potatoes)
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 1/4th tsp Haldi (Turmeric powder)
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1/2 tsp Dry mango powder (Amchur Powder)
  • 1 tblsp chopped Coriander Leaves (Hara Dhania)
  • Salt To Taste
  • Oil for cooking

How to Make Bharwa Shimla Mirch With Aloo :

  1. Cut the top of the capsicums and scoop out the seeds. Smear some oil all over the capsicums and leave aside.
  2. Heat oil in a flat bottom pan. Add the jeera and when it sputters add the chopped onions and green chilies. Saute for a minute. Then add the boiled potatoes and the dry spices.
  3. Cover and cook for a minute or two.
  4. Then add the chopped Coriander leaves and garam masala.
  5. Now one by one fill the shimla mirch with this potato mixture.
  6. Heat oil in a shallow pan / kadhai and shallow fry the stuffed capsicums from all sides. Keep turning very often as capsicum gets cooked very soon.
  7. Baked Version: You can even bake the capsicums in a OTG. For that add some grated cheese on top and place it on a baking tray. Then grill them in oven for 7 – 8 mins or till you get a nice from all sides.
  8. You can garnish the stuffed shimla mirch with grated paneer
  9. Serve hot.

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