Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Capsicum Rice | Capsicum with Nuts Rice | Rice Recipe

Capsicum rice, the recent favorite rice in our home. This rice is very mild and with full of wonderful flavors. In our home, we're not fond of any type of pulav, so i rarely make pulao.We are kind of people who loves rice with sambar & one or two side dishes.One day when i looked into my recipe notes in phone, i saw this rice recipe, don't know when did i make note of this, probably from some tv shows i guess,that's why i would use my phone to make notes.It's sounds very interesting.
Immediately i tried this rice recipe and it turned out very delicious. After that, i purposely bought capsicum just to make this rice. The capsicum and nuts really goes very well with the rice. And now it's one of our favorite rice , even we packed this rice for our one day outing recently.

Capsicum Rice

Preparation Time : 20 mins | Cooking Time : 30 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Rice | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Basumati Rice - 1/2 cup
Capsicum(diced) - 3/4 cup 
Onion - 1(small)
Garlic(minced) - 2 tsp 
Ghee - 2 tsp
Cinnamon - a small piece
Cloves -2 
Cardamom -1
Salt - to taste
To roast & grind
Red chili - 3 
Chana Dal - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Coriander seed - 1 tsp
Cumin seed - 1/2 tsp
Peanut - 2 tbsp
Cashew(broken) - 1 tbsp

Soak basumati rice for 20 mins, heat 1 cup of water in a pressure cooker,bring to boil add salt enough for rice.Add the soaked rice,cover the cooker with lid and put on weight,cook it for 3 whistle.Once the pressure released from the cooker, open the lid,transfer the rice into wide plate and allow to cool.In the mean time, dry roast the ingredients (red chili, chana dal, urad dal & coriander seed) till nice aroma comes,once it's almost done, add the cumin seed and roast for 2 min.Remove it on plate.In the same pan, dry roast peanuts & cashew till it becomes crispy. Allow all the ingredients to cool.Remove the skin of peanuts, put all the ingredients in the mixie jar and grind into coarse powder.Chop onions into small pieces, capsicum into small dice and minced the garlic.Heat the pan with ghee, add cinnamon,cloves & cardamom and fry for 30 secs.Then add minced garlic, let it fry for 30 secs.Add onions and saute it,once the onions becomes translucent, add capsicums.Add salt (just for the masala,remember we already added salt in rice) and saute till the capsicum becomes little soft,add the grounded masala powder.Mix a good mix and saute it for 2 mins, then add the cooked rice, mix well.Tasty & colorful capsicum rice is ready.
  • For any type of variety rice, add salt while cooking the rice itself,it gives well seasoned rice.
  • Once the water comes to boil, add the rice, it helps to give separate grains of rice.
  • Don't over cook the capsicum, it should be little crunchy.
  • You can add any type of nuts you have, sometimes, i add almond & walnut too.
  • Ghee gives great flavor to the rice. 
  • I used green & red capsicum, you can use any color, mix of colors or single color.  

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