Another session of Blogging Marathon has started and for this session I chose the theme,Cook with Capsicum.So for the next following 2 days I will be posting capsicum aka bell pepper recipes.
Today's recipe is as simple and signature South Indian variety rice with the loads of flavor.The highlight of the recipe is the freshly ground spice powder.This rice is a perfect one pot meal for lunch box and tastes great with raita and chips,pappads.Here goes the recipe.........................
Preparation time ~ 10 minutes
Cooking Time ~ 20 minutes
Serves ~ 2
|Raw rice or Basmathi rice||1cup|
|Curry leaves/karivepillai||4-5 leaves|
For the spice powder(to roast and grind)
|Dried Red chilly/varamilagai||3|
|Bengal gram dhal/kadalaparuppu||2tsp|
For the tempering
|Urad dhal/kulutham paruppu||1tsp|
|Bengal gram dhal/kadalaparuppu||1tsp|
Cook the rice in a pressure cooker or rice cooker with a pinch of salt and few drops of oil.Care should be taken not to cook too soft.Once the rice is done,cool it completely.
Meanwhile heat pan and dry roast the red chilly,channa dhal,coriander seeds to a golden,then add the grated coconut and sesame seeds and fry it for a minute.
Let it cool down,powder it to a coarse powder.Keep it aside.Heat a pan with oil and do the tempering with the ingredients.
Add the cashews and curry leaves then goes in chopped capsicum,saute it with a pinch of salt for a minute or two.Cook it covered till the capsicum is soft.Now add the ground spice powder,salt.
Mix it well and put off the fire.Add the cooked rice to it and mix it gently till everything combined well.
Delicious and flavorful capsicum rice is ready.
- Here I use basmathi rice,if you want you can use the regular rice.
- Dry roast the whole spices in a low to medium flame to get cooked evenly without burning.
- Peanuts can be added in seasoning also instead of powder but it gives an extra flavor.
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This recipe is off to Linking to Lets Brunch on Sundays event started by Veena and Priya.