Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Bell Pepper/Capsicum Pulav

Bell pepper! Who doesnt love this vegetable ?! They are high in vitamin C and also supply vitamin A, potassium and some B group vitamins.This rice dish is real yummy ! Try it and I bet you will love it !


1 cup of Basmati rice , Clean it and soak it in water.
1/2 Bell Pepper(Capsicum) chopped length wise
1/2 tomato chooped length wise
1/2 cup of onion (cut it length wise)
2 pods of garlic
Small piece of Ginger
2 Green Chillies
1/2 tablespoon Turmeric Powder
3 tablespoon Oil/ghee
1 tablespoon Red Chilli Powder
1 pinch of Garam Masala Powder
5-6 Mint Leaves
1/2 tablespoon Cumin Seeds
4-5 Cashwenuts broken into small pieces

In a small skillet, heat some oil.Fry Cumin seeds.Add onions,ginger pieces,green chillies and garlic.Fry till the onions turn transparent.Then add tomatoes.Fry till it becomes tender.
Add Turmeric Powder,Red Chilli powder and mix everything.Add Capsicum now,mix again and saute for 4-5 mins.Then add a pinch of garam masala powder.Mix it.
Add cashewnuts,mint leaves and Saute.Now add the soaked rice (after draining the water).Mix everything together.Cook it in rice cooker with 1 1/2 cups of water.Serve this rice with plain yogurt/raitha/Chips.

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