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Gobi Shimla Mirch Sabzi | Cauliflower Capsicum Fry

Making roti/chapathi is not a big task, but coming up with a side dish is indeed a task sometimes! Now if you are one who makes chapathi few times in a week, you have to come up with a different dish everyday. Plus it has to be delicious and healthy too. Here's a simple yet flavorful dry curry with cauliflower and capsicum that pairs well with chapathi.

Gobi shimla mirch sabzi is an easy and quick stir fry that goes well with roti, dal-rice and even parathas. Since it is a dry dish, it is suitable to pack for your lunch box too. Serve with a bowl of curd for a complete meal. Off to the recipe now!


{ Cauliflower and capsicum dry curry }
Serves 3


1 medium-sized cauliflower, cut into medium florets
1 large green capsicum, cut into cubes
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1 medium tomato, chopped
½ tsp turmeric powder
½ tsp red chilly powder
½ tsp kashmiri red chilly powder
1 tsp coriander powder
½ tsp garam masala
½ tbsp kasuri methi / dried fenugreek leaves
1 tsp cumin seeds / jeera
1 tbsp + 1 tsp oil
Salt to taste


1. Soak cauliflower in hot water with salt and a pinch of turmeric powder for 2 minutes. Drain and wash well. Set aside in colander for 5 minutes.

2. Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan and add the cauliflower florets. Fry the florets in medium flame until half cooked. Set aside.

3. In the same pan, add capsicum and fry for 3-4 minutes or till slightly soft. Set aside.

4. In the same pan, heat remaining oil and add cumin seeds. When it crackles, add onion and fry until soft. Add ginger-garlic paste and fry for 2-3 minutes.

5. Add turmeric powder, red chilly powders, coriander powder and fry for 1-2 minutes. Then add the cauliflower florets and toss well with the masala.

6. Cover and cook for 3-4 minutes or until the florets are cooked. Add capsicum, tomato, salt and mix well. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes.

7. Add garam masala, kasuri methi and mix well. Cook for another minute and remove from heat.

Notes and Tips
  • Kasuri methi adds a good flavor, so do not skip it. If you don't have kasuri methi, add some finely chopped coriander leaves.
  • After adding tomatoes don't cook for long time and make it mushy.


  1. I can have this anytime... Can I have some phulka's please??

  2. Love all the clicks, makes this simple humble sabji looks more delicious and inviting!

  3. scrumtpious looking curry i love it..

  4. wow! this looks sooo tempting..

  5. Super delicious dry curry..... Lovely combo!

  6. yummy flavors,loving it!!

  7. Absolutely perfect with chapathi..

  8. Very nice.I must try sometime :)

  9. Irresistible side dish, can have it happily with a bowl of rasam rice.

  10. Curry looks delicious and mouthwatering.. nice clicks too..

  11. Love it...such a delicious sabzi to fo with roti..yumm

  12. Looks tempting.Beautifully clicked.

  13. Looks nice. Lovely pics too.

  14. what a healthy sabzi, love it to core!!!

  15. Love this simple yet delicious and healthy curry... lovely pics...

  16. yum with rotis or rice! :) nice side dish

  17. Nice pics again! Delicious and healthy side dish for roti..

  18. perfect and flavorful side dish for rotis, love it.

  19. combo sounds new n but luks very delicious..


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