Shimla Mirch Bhaji | How to make Shimla Mirch Bhaji

By Sujata Hande-Parab  |  7th Feb 2018  |  
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About Shimla Mirch Bhaji Recipe

Capsicum is also known as peppers, Shimla Mirch and been cultivated and used worldwide. It can be eaten raw or used in many preparations. It has unique taste and flavor which enhances the taste of the dish. In Maharashtra, it is used on regular basis in everyday cooking. Shimla Mirch subji, bharwa mirch, alu-shimla, pakora, pulao, paratha lots of dishes cooked using this vegetable. This is our traditional recipe which we prepare at home regularly. Sometimes we add finely chopped potato to the preparation. These are less pungent, mildly sweet in taste, subji require to be bit spicy.

Shimla Mirch Bhaji is an aromatic, flavorful and delicious dish which is very much popular in Maharashtra. The name itself get juices flowing in your mouth and this dish has a heavenly experience in every bite. When Shimla Mirch Bhaji is cooked perfectly it can turn into a dish beyond excellence. It is a recipe of delight which no one can resist. You can try this amazing Shimla Mirch Bhaji at the restaurants and you can also prepare it at your home. People of different region prepare this dish differently according to their own taste. This quick and easy recipe requires only 15 minute for the preparation and 10 minute to cook it perfectly. On the Better Butter website, you can find the recipe of Shimla Mirch Bhaji by Sujata Hande-Parab in step by step with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook the perfect Shimla Mirch Bhaji at your home without any difficulties. Shimla Mirch Bhaji is one of the representative dishes of Maharashtra which you can serve in any special occasions.

Shimla Mirch Bhaji

Ingredients to make Shimla Mirch Bhaji

  • shimla mirch/Green Capsicum – 250gms
  • mustard seeds – ½ tsp
  • cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  • curry leaves – 3-4
  • onion finely chopped- 1 medium
  • garlic crushed – 2-3
  • Green chili slit – 1 Medium hot
  • tomato finely chopped – 1 large
  • turmeric – ½ tsp
  • Garam masala – 1tsp
  • coriander powder – ½ tsp
  • red chilli powder – 1/2 -1 tsp
  • Finely chopped coriander leaves – 1 tbsp
  • salt to taste
  • oil – 1 ½ tbsp.
  • Warm water – 1-2 tbsp.
  • Fresh grated coconut – 2tbsp

How to make Shimla Mirch Bhaji

  1. Wash, pat dry, finely dice/chop green capsicum or Shimla Mirch.
  2. Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add cumin, mustard seeds. Let it splutter.
  3. Add curry leaves. Stir.
  4. Add crushed garlic, slit green chili. Cook till raw aroma goes away.
  5. Now add finely chopped onion and salt. Cook till translucent.
  6. Add garam masala, coriander powder, red chilli powder, turmeric. Mix.
  7. Add finely chopped tomatoes. Cover and cook on low flame until mushy.
  8. Add chopped green capsicum. Coat well with the masala.
  9. Cover pan/utensil with a plate. Pour some water over it. Keep checking vegetable in between. After a minute add 1 ½ tbsp warm water. Cook on low flame for 5-8 minutes.
  10. Shimla Mirch will be soft once cooked. Don’t overcook.
  11. Add grated coconut, coriander. Mix thoroughly. Cook for another 1 minute.
  12. Serve hot with chapati, dal rice, roti, Naan.

My Tip:

Keep checking in between while cooking the vegetable. Finely chop/dice capsicum for the best result.

Reviews for Shimla Mirch Bhaji (1)

Ruchi Gaur9 months ago

Sujata Hande-Parab
9 months ago
Thank you so much Ruchi ji... :smiley:

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