Thursday, 16 August 2012

Potato Capsicum Zunka

This is one of my fav sides. I have eaten this when my friends bring in lunch box. But never succeeded before. Always ended up with a mushy subzi. Read tip in the recipe to find out how to avoid it. Also never close the pan with lid while cooking. My friend Sameera makes the best zunka ever.


Potato 2 medium
Green Pepper 1
Red Pepper 1
Onions 2
Besan/Gram Flour 6 tbsp
Cumin 1 tsp
Curry leaves few
Chilli Powder 1 tsp
Coriander Powder 1 tbsp
Turmeric 1/2 tsp
Kasuri Methi 1 tbsp

Method of Preparation

1. Chop the peppers and cook in microwave for about 10 minutes

2. Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin and curry leaves.

3. When it sizzles, add chopped onions. Saute till it is browned.

4. Add chopped potatoes and cook till potatoes are almost done.

5. Add the pepper and turmeric, chilli powder, coriander powder and salt. Mix well.

6. Add besan lilttle at a time. Sprinkle a little, stir, then sprinkle again. Do it in 8-10 steps. Believe me, the patience at this step is soooo worth it.

7. Cook in low flame for 5 minutes.

8. Add the kasuri methi and mix well.  Cook for few more minutes.

Serve with warm rotis.

Linking to Dish It Out - Potatoes and Peppers - Event by Vardhini, hosted by Anu


  1. interesting name.. simple and flavorful..

  2. Got paid for your patience Roshni. That's a wonderful tip and very well explained. You have got it so perfect pa.

  3. Such a simple yet tasty zunka!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  4. delicious n percct subzi with Rotis :)

  5. nice and healthy preparation....looks colorful.

  6. love this combo very much,looks inviting & tempting!! I usually make it with little gravy,will post my version soon:-)

    Do join in the ongoing Events of EP Series-Curry leaves OR Red Dry Chillies @ Spicy Aroma

  7. I love zunka especially one with only sliced onions...have tried with bell peppers too..but not given a try with potatoes..looks super good

  8. Looks delicious and easy to try

  9. Sounds very delicious...pls collect ur award :)

  10. looks delicious and healthy!

  11. My mom makes this, love it, Thanks for reminding me will try it, looks really yum.

  12. i m addicted to this combination and i must say i love the name and the flavors

  13. yummy combo.. looks too good..

  14. i make this all the time, but adding besan is new.
    makes it even interesting!

  15. Delicious to have a try...