Friday, January 13, 2012

Capsicum / Bell pepper rice

Sorry friends, for not being regular in blogging and disappointing you all with out any updates in my space and missed to peep into all your space for yummylicious recipes.  Both of my sons were not well after coming to India.  It makes me so sad and can't take my hands out of them. Another thing is my Internet connection, most of the time it is silent.. I am crazy! lot of many other things keep me, out of my world.. 
       In between this hungama, I am again with Blog hop Wednesday started by Radhika of tickling palates.  This week I am paring with Vardhini of Zasty palette..she is a wonderful blogger with lots of recipe with beautiful tempting pictures. From her kitchen, I have tried this recipe with few variation according to my family taste. For original recipe, do check her link.. now comes to the recipe...


Capsicum / Bell pepper - 1 (big size & chopped thinly)
Cooked rice - 1 1/2 cups

For Masala Powder:

Red chillies - 2 nos or to taste
Coriander seeds - 11/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/4tsp
Gram dhal - 1/2 tsp
Roasted peanuts - 11/2 tbsp or to taste
Curry leaves - 6 ~ 7 nos
Cinnamon stick - 12 inch piece
Grated coconut - 1 1/2 tsp (optional)
Lemon juice - 1 tsp (optional)
Salt to taste

For Seasoning :

Oil / Ghee - 2 tbsp
Ghee - 1tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - as required


  • Gently mix 1 tsp of ghee to cooked rice and  keep it aside.
Preparation for masala powder:
  • Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds. let it splutter.
  • Add gram dhal and fry for 30 seconds. Then add rest of the masala ingredients except lemon juice,grated coconut and peanuts) . Fry it for a minute or till the aroma comes out. Cool and grind it into coarse powder.
  • Coarse grind roasted peanuts and keep it aside.
  • Meantime heat the pan with remaining oil, add mustard seed  and allow it splutter.
  • Add curry leaves and chopped capsicum, fry it for 3 minuets without softing the capsicum.  It have to retain its crunch texture.
  • Add salt and mix well.
  • Reduce the heat and add cooked rice and ground masala powder. Mix well.
  • Adjust salt to taste.
  • At this stage add ground peanuts, grated coconut and mix well.
  • If needed add lemon juice and mix it with the rice.
  • Serve hot with any side dish or with raitha.

Recipe goes to Blog Hop Wednesday & Let's cook : Rice


Priya said...

Take care of ur teddies Sara, super flavourful bellpepper rice looks delicious.

Amina Khaleel said...

capsicum rice looks delicious... nice presentation..

Vardhini said...

Thanks for trying this recipe. It is always hard when the kids are not well. Hope they are better now.

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Torviewtoronto said...

delicious looking meal

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Flavorful tempting one pot meal...yummm..

Santosh Bangar said...

yummy tasty pulav make me hungry

Aarthi said...

nice recipe...awesome


Radhika said...

That is so bad to hear Saraswati. Hope your boys get adapted to the climate soon and settle down. Lovely presentation and I shall up date the link.

Kalpana Sareesh said...

love the podi in rice.. they look so good n perfect lunch box recipe..

Mélange said...

I love capsicum flavored rice.looks so tempting Saras.

Vimitha Anand said...

Nice flavorful rice. Loved the side dish

Suja said...

Yummy and flavorful rice..yum

Saras said...

Thanks Priya, Amina, Vardhini, Suja, Vimitha,Radhika, Melange, Kalpana, Arathi, Santhosh Banger, Reshmi, Torview.

divya said...

Drooling here...yummy looking

Shanavi said...

Oh my , that rice n potato combo is to die for..Love the spread..

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