November 24, 2010
Potato Bell Pepper Rice
This is a perfect lunch box item that can be made in less than 30 minutes.
Sona Masoori Rice/Raw Rice - 1 cup
Potato - 2 medium
Green Bell Pepper (Capsicum) - 1 medium
Carrot - 1/4 cup chopped
Spring onion - 2 tbsp chopped
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Sambar powder - 1.5 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Slit green chilli - 1
Oil - 4 tbsp
Jeera - 1 tsp
Cook rice in 2 3/4 cups of water and set aside.
Heat oil in a pan. Add jeera. When they crackle, add chopped potatoes and green chilli. Sprinkle salt and saute till potatoes are partially cooked.
Add chopped carrot, bell pepper, turmeric powder, sambar powder, garam masala powder and some salt. Saute till the veggies are cooked.
Gently toss rice with the veggies without mashing the rice. Add salt if needed. Garnish with spring onion.
Serve with raitha or chips.
Rice should be cooked in such a way that the grains are separate and not mushy.
Don't mix cooked rice to the veggies all at once. Add gradually and check if the proportion is right.
Adjust the quantities of spice powders to your taste.