Priya Krishna's Red Pepper, Potato, and Peanut Sabzi

// Priya Krishna's Red Pepper, Potato, and Peanut Sabzi

Prep Time

7 mins

Cook Time

7-8 mins

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This colorful Indian classic combines sweet red peppers and crispy potatoes into an elevated vegetarian-friendly meal or side. A spritz of lime juice adds an extra flavor pep. Priya suggests pairing it with tortillas and scrambled eggs for an Indo-Texan breakfast taco. This recipe was adapted from Priya's cookbook, Indian-ish: Recipes and Antics from a Modern American Family.

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What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

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The Medium Shallow Dish


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ½ teaspoon fennel seeds
  • ½ small yellow onion, cut into ½ inch pieces (about ½ cup or 60g)
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into ¾ inch pieces (about 1 cups or 120g)
  • 1 small russet potato, cut into ½ inch cubes (about ½ cup or 75g)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons roasted unsalted peanuts, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice


  1. Add oil, cumin, fennel seeds, onion, peppers into the Anyday dish and cover the dish with the lid (knob lifted).
  2. Cook for 3-4 minutes, or until vegetables have softened.
  3. Add the potatoes and spread evenly in the dish cover, and continue to cook for 4-5 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Optional: if you’d like to char the vegetables, transfer this mixture to a baking sheet and broil until the peppers and potatoes turn slightly brown.
  4. Stir in the crushed peanuts and lime juice to taste.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Use a mixture of peppers for an eye-catching dish.

Recipe notes

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