Spicy Capsicum Rice

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Total Time:
15-30 mins
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup - plain rice (200 g)
  • 4-5 - capsicum
  • 1 - lemon
  • 1.5 tbsp - grated dry coconut
  • 1/4 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 3 tbsp - oil
  • For seasoning :
  • 1/2 tsp - mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp - black gram dal
  • 2 tsp - Bengal gram dal
  • 2 - red chillies
  • Curry leaves - a few
  • 8 - cashew nuts
  • For masala powder (fried in some oil and ground):
  • 6 - red chillies
  • Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
  • 2 tsp - coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - cumin seeds
  • 1.5 tsp - black gram dal
  • 1.5 tsp - Bengal gram dal

How to Make Spicy Capsicum Rice

  • Cook rice in boiling water till tender and three fourth cooked.
  • Drain the water and allow to cool by spreading over a plate.
  • If cooking in pressure cooker add 2 cups water for one cup rice.
  • Mix a tsp of oil to the rice so that the grains remain separated
  • Heat oil and add seasoning and fry till golden brown in colour.
  • Add diced capsicums and fry till it becomes soft.
  • Reduce the flame and add grated dry coconut.
  • Fry till light brown and then add turmeric powder and salt to taste.
  • Add cooked rice to this and fry till rice becomes hot.
  • Squeeze lemon juice and add the powdered masala.
  • Mix well and garnish with cut coriander leaves.

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