Sunday, February 10, 2008

Capsicum Peas Rice

You will need:

  • 1 cup Basmathi rice
  • 1 ½ cup water
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper(cut into small cubes)
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 3 green chillies(finely chopped)
  • 1 medium onion(cut lengthwise)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 star anise
  • 2 tsp black cumin(gala jeera)
  • salt as regd
  • oil for frying onions(2 tbsp).. Can use clarified butter(ghee)/butter also.
  • roasted cashews, raisins for garnishing(purely optional)
Step 1:

Take a nonstick pan and add some oil to it. When its hot add black cumin seeds to it. After it splutters add cinnamon stick, cloves, star anise to it. Then add chopped onions to it and saute it till it turns light golden brown color.

This process is similar to Fish Biryani

Step 2:

Add the above mixture to the rice along with water, salt and cook in the rice cooker till its done.


Don't stir the rice when its hot. Use a fork to stir the rice when its cool.

Step 3:

In a non stick pan add some ghee/oil and saute the bell pepper along with chopped green chillies for 3 to 4 mins. Then add the green peas to it and cover it with a lid for 2 more mins. Switch off the heat when both the ingredients are cooked.

Don't overcook the bell pepper.

Step 4:

Mix the cooked bell pepper, green peas to the cooked rice and stir it using a fork. By this way you avoid breaking of rice. Check for salt. Garnish with chopped cilantro(coriander leaves).

You can garnish with roasted cashews and raisins for better result. Serve this delicious rice with your favorite veg/Non-Veg Beef gravy, chicken masala,

You can make mixed rice with any veggies like, cabbage, beet, carrot, beans, corn. Go for your favorite veggies!!!

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