Sunday, November 10, 2013

Capsicum rice

This is a South Indian version of capsicum rice. Capsicum rice is like a pulav in North Indian cooking. Also some people would make a different spice powder solely for capsicum rice. But I always make a very easy version of capsicum rice with sambar powder and curry masala powder. Hope you all like it!
Capsicum rice with chicken kebab slices

Bell pepper rice / Capsicum rice

Red and green Capsicum - 1/2 cup each
mustard seed - 1tsp
cumin - 1/2 tsp
urad dal - 1 tsp
oil - 1 tsp
ghee - 1tsp
onion - 1
ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
tomato - 1
lemon - 1/2
curry masala powder - 1tsp
sambar powder - 1tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp

cooked rice - 2 cups
salt - to taste

Heat oil in a wok, let the mustard splutter. Then add urad dal, cumin and saute for few seconds. Then add finely chopped onion and let it get golden color. Then add ginger garlic paste and saute till raw smell goes. Add finely chopped tomato and cook till it gets mushy. Now put the curry / garam masala powder, turmeric powder, sambar powder, salt and cook till raw smell goes.
Now add capsicum slices, 2 tbsp water and cook covered for 5 minutes.
After switching off, add the ghee and mix well.
Now mix this capsicum masala with the cooked rice. If needed add  a few tsp of lemon juice and mix.
Capsicum rice is ready!

Serving suggestions:
Serve as main course for lunch or dinner or lunchbox food.
The best side dish could be any raita, omelet.

1 comment:

Rafeeda AR said...

the rice looks nice and comforting...