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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Capsicum rice

1.Red bell pepper - 1
2.Green bell pepper - 1
3.Rice - 2cups
4.Roasted Peanuts - 4tbsp
5.Curry leaves - 10
6.Dry red chillies - 4
7.Coriander seeds - 1tsp
8.Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
9.Salt - to taste
10.Ghee - 4tbsp
11.Mustard seeds - 1/4tsp
12.Sesame seeds - 1tsp
13.Urad dal - 1tsp
14.Cloves - 4
15.Cardamom - 2
16.Cinnamon powder -1/2tsp

1.Dry roast red chilli,urad dal,cardamom,cloves,coriander 
seeds,sesame seeds,cumin seeds,mustard seeds in medium flame till it changes color.Once the spices turns the color turn off the flame.Keep this aside to cool.Add 3tbsp roasted peanuts to spices and grind into coarse powder.To this add cinnamon powder and keep it aside.
2.Heat ghee in a wide bottom pan.Add dried red chilli,curry leaves,sliced capsicum pieces and fry for 5mts.It should not loose its texture and crunchiness.
3.Add grounded masala powder to this and mix well.Adjust salt.
Reduce flame to low and add cooked rice.Mix well till the capsicum and masala combine with rice.Transfer it the bowl.Finally add 1tbsp of roasted peanuts on top of the rice.
4.Serve hot with vegetable korma or your choice of dish.

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