Alu Capsicum Masala 2

This version of Alu-Capsicum Masala has been in my drafts for some time now. This curry was created in my kitchen upon my husband's request to make a gravy which is bright red in color and very spicy one too!! I then remembered that by adding tomato ketchup and kashmiri chilli powder we can arrive at the bright red color of the gravy and so here it is!!

Ingredients - 

Alu/Potatoes peeled and diced 4 cups
Red Capsicum/Red Bell Pepper diced 2 cups
Onion chopped 1/4 cup
Tomato chopped 1/2 cup
Salt as needed
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Red Chilli Powder 1/2 tsp
Kashmiri Chilli Powder 2 tsp
Tomato Ketchup 1 Tbsp

Seasoning (Oil 1 Tbsp , Jeera 1 tsp, Fennel seeds (Sounf) 1 Tbsp)

For Gravy - 
Onion chopped 1/2 cup
Tomato chopped 1 cup
Ginger-Garlic paste 1 Tbsp

Alu Capsicum Masala 2

Method Of Preparation - 
For the gravy - 
In a heated wok/kadai add a teaspoon of oil and saute the onions until they are golden brown. Add ginger, garlic and tomatoes. After the tomatoes are mushy, remove from fire and let it cool.

Grind the above to a fine paste and set aside.

For the Curry - 
Meanwhile, in the same wok/kadai add the remaining oil, cumin seeds and fennel seeds. Saute the onions until they golden brown. Add the tomatoes and cook until they are mushy.

Now is the time to add the potatoes, red capsicum and the gravy paste which we set aside.

[I parboiled the potatoes and red capsicum to make the process faster. It is totally optional]

Sprinkle in the turmeric, red chilli powder, kashmiri chilli powder and salt. Also stir in the tomato ketchup.

Add a little water and cover with a lid and let the vegetables cook until they are tender. 

Mix well and let it simmer until oil oozes out.

Remove from fire, garnish with coriander leaves and serve warm with roti.

Preparation Time 40 min
Serves 4-5
Posted by Harini on Wednesday, February 1, 2012


  1. Looks delicious

  2. Sayali Says:
  3. Great one...My hubby said just a coupleoddays back that he used to make this sabji when he was doing his master.. I can refer to your version now.

  4. Hema Says:
  5. Nice spicy and yummy curry, the color is very good..

  6. Simplyfood Says:
  7. Spicy and delicious.Beautiful colour.

  8. Unknown Says:
  9. Tomato ketchup brings a nice sweetish flavor kada!, nice recipe!

  10. Sravs Says:
  11. very tempting and yummy !!

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  12. Rekha shoban Says:
  13. i love this combo very much...perfect with chapathi!!

  14. Sumi Says:
  15. looks delish !

  16. lovely dish

  17. Priya Suresh Says:
  18. Wat a super delicious masala,definitely a fingerlicking dish.

  19. Aarthi Says:
  20. Wow..You have made it perfectly..Totally YUMMY...Love it..Bookmarked..


  21. Never tried masala this way...luks so yummy..

  22. Prabha Mani Says:
  23. Loos very colorful!!Nice one..

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