Friday, February 6, 2009

Green Pepper Rice


1Green capsicum(cut into cubes), 2cup Basmati rice, 2tsp.oil.

For Seasoning:

1/2 tsp. mustard seeds, 1tsp. black gram, 2tsp.Bengal gram, 2 red chilies,2 springs of curry leaves, few cashew, 1tbsp. peanuts

For Masala powder:

6 red chilies, 1" piece cinnamon, 2 tsp coriander seeds, 1/2 tsp cumin seeds, 11/2 tsp black gram, 11/2 tsp Bengal gram, 2 tbs. dry grated coconut, 11/2tsp.peanuts.

Fry the masala ingredients in a pan with 1 tsp oil till brown, remove, cool and blend to a fine powder. Cook rice , spread, cool and mix a 1tsp. of oil to it and keep aside. Heat oil in a pan, fry the seasoning seeds until they splutter. Add diced capsicum and fry till soft, reduce the heat and add grated coconut. Fry until light brown, then add salt and the cooked rice. Fry until the rice is hot, then add powdered masala and mix well and serve hot with raita.

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