Capsicum Masala Rice

2013-07-29
  • Servings : 4-5
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 25m
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Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of cooked rice (each grain should be separate, add a teaspoon of pure ghee to the rice & combine)
  • 1 ½ tablespoon ghee or oil
  • 1 teaspoon of mustard seeds
  • 10-12 fresh curry leaves
  • 2 big capsicums (bell peppers – thinly sliced)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of grated fresh coconut (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon of roasted peanuts (garnish)
  • To be roasted in pure ghee & ground to a fine powder
  • 3-4 dry red chilies (adjust to your spice level)
  • 1 tablespoon of coriander seeds
  • ½ teaspoon of cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of black gram dal (Minappappu- మినప్పప్పు )
  • 1 cinnamon stick (dal chinichakka)
  • 2 tablespoons of  roasted peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon of pure ghee (clarified butter)
  • Preparation methods of capsicum masala rice

1) Heat pure ghee in a cooking vessel on medium heat and add cumin seeds & black gram and fry till the cumin splutters & the dal turns light brown color. Add the coriander seeds, cinnamon stick, curry leaves & dry red chillis & fry further for another minute till the rawness disappears & the flavors come out. Finally add the roasted peanuts & combine with the other spices for a few seconds and turn off heat. Once cool, grind to a make a fine powder.

2)  In the same vessel, add oil or pure ghee & once its hot, add mustard seeds & let them splutter. Add the curry leaves & let the flavor of the curry leaves come out and the leaves turn crisp.

3) Add the sliced capsicums & fry them for approx 3 minutes. Don’t overcook them, let the capsicums retain their crunchy texture. Add salt to taste and combine well.

4) Reduce heat & add the cooked rice & combine with the spice mixture.

5) Add the grated coconut,roasted peanuts and ground masala powder & combine with the rice till its well mixed.

6) Serve hot with any gravy curry of your choice or with just pickle, yogurt & appadam. Makes a complete meal.

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Capsicum Masala Rice
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 5
Ingredients
  • 3 cups of cooked rice (each grain should be separate, add a teaspoon of pure ghee to the rice & combine)
  • 1 ½ tablespoon ghee or oil
  • 1 teaspoon of mustard seeds
  • 10-12 fresh curry leaves
  • 2 big capsicums (bell peppers – thinly sliced)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of grated fresh coconut (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon of roasted peanuts (garnish)
  • To be roasted in pure ghee & ground to a fine powder
  • 3-4 dry red chilies (adjust to your spice level)
  • 1 tablespoon of coriander seeds
  • ½ teaspoon of cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of black gram dal (Minappappu- మినప్పప్పు )
  • 1 cinnamon stick (Dal Chinichakka)
  • 2 tablespoons of roasted peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon of pure ghee (clarified butter)
  • Preparation methods of capsicum masala rice
Instructions
  1. Heat ghee in a cooking vessel on medium heat and add cumin seeds and black gram and fry till the cumin splutters and the dal turns light brown. Add the coriander seeds, cinnamon stick, curry leaves and dry red chillis and fry further for another minute till the rawness disappears and the flavors come out. Finally add the roasted peanuts and combine with the other spices for a few seconds and turn off heat. Once cool, grind to a make a fine powder.
  2. In the same vessel, add oil/ghee and once its hot, add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add the curry leaves and let the flavor of the curry leaves come out and the leaves turn crisp.
  3. Add the sliced capsicums and fry them for approx 3 minutes. Don’t over cook them, let the capsicums retain their crunchy texture. Add salt to taste and combine well.
  4. Reduce heat and add the cooked rice and combine with the spice mixture.
  5. Add the grated coconut,roasted peanuts and ground masala powder and combine with the rice till its well mixed.
  6. Serve hot with any gravy curry of your choice or with just pickle, yogurt and appadam. Makes a complete meal

 

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