Thursday, February 19, 2009

Capsicum Rice


2 cups basmati rice , cooked
2 large Capsicum ,deseeded and cubed
1 onion, sliced (optional)
Salt to taste
1 tbsp oil
4 Tbsp Chana dal
3 Tbsp Urad dal
1" Cinnamon stick
8 Cloves
3 Whole cardamoms (green)
5 Tbsp Coriander seeds
1 tsp Cumin seeds
6-8 whole red chillies
4 tbsp dry coconut ,grated


Dry roast chana dal, urad dal, coriander seeds till they are slightly browned and keep aside.
In a pan heat 1 tsp oil and in that add cumin seeds, red chillies, cardamom, Cinnamon, cloves and dry coconut and fry for a minute.
Make a coarse powder with all of these and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan and add the sliced onion, when they become soft add capsicum and fry for 4 minutes, capsicum should be lil crisp.
Add salt and the powdered masala and mix well.
Add rice and mix well. cover and cook on medium heat for a couple of minutes.
Remove and garnish with chopped cilantro and serve hot with raita.


  1. this is one of my fav ways to eat capsicums.
    thanks for leaving comment in my blog and leading to urs. regarding ur question abt the cam, i use panasonic dmz. it's a basic point and shoot cam.

  2. thank u so much for this recipe.. i love it