Thursday, February 19, 2009
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
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.