Friday, February 10, 2017

Capsicum Peanut Rice / Bell Pepper Peanut Rice / குடைமிளகாய் வேர்க்கடலை சாதம்

Very quick and simple rice This contains no onions and no garlic so it can be served during festivals like Navarathri
Its a good choice for Tiffin Box too


Ingredients
Part 1 - Rice
  • Rice - 1 cup
  • Water - 1 1/2 cups
Pressure cook rice for 2 whistles and keep it ready

Part 2 - Fresh Masala Powder
  • Coriander seeds - 1 tablespoon
  • Channa Dhal - 2 tablespoon
  • Urad Dhal - 1 tablespoon
  • Cinnamon Stick / Pattai - 1 small piece
  • Red Chillies - 5 or 6 nos
  • Grated Coconut - 1/2 cup or even more

Part 3 - Seasoning and Saute
  • Oil - 1 tablespoon
  • Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Curry leaves - little
  • Hing - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Raw peanuts - handful
  • Salt - 1 teaspoon or more
Method
Step 1 - Preparation of Masala Powder
  • In a kadai dry roast cinnamon stick, urad dhal, channa dhal, coriander seeds and dried red chillies
  • Switch off the flame and toss the grated coconut in it
  • Cool and powder it in a mixer

Step 2 - Seasoning and Saute
  • Heat oil in a kadai.Season with mustard, jeera, curry leaves and hing
  • Fry peanuts till golden brown
  • Add capsicum pieces and saute it.Make sure it it crispy
Step 3 - Capsicum Peanut Rice
  • Add the freshly prepared masala powder and mix well
  • Now add the cooked rice and put slat
  • Blend it thoroughly
  • Close it for 2 minutes and switch off the stove
Serve hot with curd and pickle