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March 1, 2010

Capsicum Rice



 Capsicum Rice or Vangi Bath is an ideal lunch box dish. The ingredient list may be long. But it is very easy to prepare. Try and let me know!

Ingredients:
Basmathi Rice - 1 Cup
Capsicum/Green Bell Pepper - 1 Big
Oil - 3 tbsp
Ghee - 1 tbsp (optional)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - as needed
Coriander leaves - to garnish

Seasonings:
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Urud Dal - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - a few
Red Chillies - 2
Cashews - a few (optional)
Hing - 1/4 tsp

Roast in 1/4 tsp ghee and powder:
Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Pepper - 1/2 tsp (optional)
Red chillies - 4
Urud Dal - 1 tsp
Channa Dal - 1 tsp
Coriander Seeds - 1 tsp
Cloves - 4
Cinnamon - 1 inch stick
Grated Coconut - 2 tbsp

Method:
Cook basmathi rice in 2 cups of water. The grains should be separate. Set aside.
Roast the ingredients listed above to golden brown and powder.
Heat oil/ghee in a pan.
Do the seasoning.
When mustard seeds crackle, add chopped capsicum. Sprinkle salt and turmeric powder.
Fry till capsicum turns soft.
Gently add rice and roasted powder and toss well.
Add salt.
Garnish with coriander leaves.
Have it with raitha or chips.

Note: You may also saute a handful of chopped onions with capsicum for more flavor.

31 comments:

  1. The rice looks delicious and so very tasty.Beautiful inviting click.

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  2. I do the sometimes quickly this capsi rice, making spice powder specially for this rice sounds truly awesome, beautiful clicks Mahi..

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  3. wow.. great idea .. looks really yummy & fantstic..

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  4. Rice looks bright and colourful..I can smell the aroma of capsicum from the picture..good one.

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  5. Wow! Mahimaa Dear, Capsicum rice looks too good..I too make this rice but yours is very nice..beautiful click Dear:-)

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  6. Very beautiful picture Mahimaa!!

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  7. Never heard of this rice, looks tempting. Paka fresha iruku...!!

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  8. Wow..What a tempting pic dear...Looks beautiful and delicious...

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  9. Perfectly cooked rice...definitely the capsicum adds to a unique flavour here...luved your recipe and the click is so tempting with a wonderful color...

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  10. Mahimaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa :) that's really a long list :) with so many flavourful ingredients and also capsicum with its flavour can imagine the taste and aroma!!
    TC

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  11. capsicum rice looks delicious. I love capsicum in anything

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  12. Wow!! such a colourful rice really eye catching.

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  13. Wow!!! The rice looks simply yummy...would love to have that for my lunch now:)

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  14. Excellent click...Capsicum rice looks super yummy!!

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  15. Perfect and delicious rice for the season..my tongue wants to tasty very different types of mouth-watering dishes like urs:)

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  16. I used to follow Mallika badrinath's recipe for Capsicum rice..Your click tempts me to try soon.

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  17. So beautiful and so so delicous. Full of flavour.

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  18. Capsicum rice looks and sounds very flavorful and inviting !

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  19. such flavorful rice, definitely to taste delectable..too good.

    www.foodlyrics.com

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  20. Hey,
    First time here. The rice looks like a feast for the eyes. Love it. You have quite a collection of veggie recipes. Following you.

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  21. Mahima luks yummy, but i am not a fan of capsicum..i dnt like its taste sumtimes..gone thru ingredients also..hope it was really delicious.happy holi dear

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  22. Looks delicious.. I love this too...

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  23. Mahimaa,

    My family loves Capsicum Rice.Your recipe looks very colorful and delcious.

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  24. My friends like this recipe.Thank you Mahi..

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  25. Really delicious!

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