Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Bell Pepper Masala Rice


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This recipe was in my draft and I forgot about. I made this a few weeks back. Bell pepper is one of my favorite vegetables and I wanted to make a rice item with some different flavor. I watched a video on vahrehvah and got inspired to make this rice. It tasted awesome as he described n with addition of peanuts makes it more healthy. Here is the recipe.

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup raw rice
  • 1 cup diced bell pepper (all colors)
  • 1/2 cup peanuts
  • 4 red chillis
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp urad dal (split black gram)
  • 2 spring curry leaves
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tbsp butter / oil for vegans
  • salt to taste
Cooking Procedure:

Soak rice with 1.5 cup water for 20 min then cook it in a pressure cooker with the addition of 1/2 tsp oil in the water.(Tip: Adding oil helps to make the rice less sticky n separate).If it is a rice cooker use 2.5 cup water. And keep aside.

In a pan for dry roast add red chillis,mustard seeds,coraiander seeds,urad dal and fry till urad dal turns slighly golden brown, then add peanuts,curry leaves and fry for 5 min on medium flame.After 5 min keep it aside to cool.Once it cools grind it to a coarse powder.

Again heat the the same pan add the butter, once it melt add the diced bell pepper with salt and let it cook for a few minutes (do not overcook as it should be slightly crunchy). Now add the grinded powder to it along with garam masala and fry for a min.

Now add the rice to it and stir nicely and let it be on flame for 2 more min. Serve the hot masala rice with raitha n enjoy.

You can also watch the video on vahrehvah here.
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Tags: Bell pepper masala rice, Capsicum, Peanut, Masala Rice, Easy Recipe, Tasty Recipe, Vegetarian Recipe

39 comments:

sinfullyspicy said...

Wow..that looks yummy...peanuts & bell peppers are my favorite pair!

Guna's kitchen said...

chaala varietyga ,kothaga undhii.. asalu popu with peanut powder veyalani idea ela vachindhi mam.. super ga undhii.. ippude nenu bellpeper rice tinna..... chaala colorful ga kooda undhi mam...

Swathi said...

Satya,

Bell pepper masala rice looks delicious. I like varaveh's recipes.
I will make some time.

nandini said...

So colourful and delicious satya... Sure the crunchy and nutty feel of the peanuts in the rice will be interesting. I will try it this week.

Kairali sisters said...

Sanjay thumma is our fav chef too..Love all his recipes, they are all perfect..Love the capsicum rice, delish...

Suneetha's kitchen said...

looks very colourful...will try for sure

aipi said...

Bell pepper rice looks fantastic satya..colorful ,nutty n full of flavors :)

Priya said...

Reflects all the vibrant colors of the summer satya!

Satrupa said...

I too follow Vah re Vah .... this rice recipe looks yumm !

Cheers n Happy Cooking,
Satrupa
http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

Joanne said...

This looks so tasty!

Nandini said...

This is very tasty and colorful. Will try it.

Sushma Mallya said...

looks yummy,love the flavour of bellpepper esp the green one...

Pavithra Srihari said...

looks too good satya ... I have tried this rice with MTR vaangi baath powder i liked it .. This one am sure i will like it .. bookmarked

Adelina said...

very good idea! You are very inspiring!I agree with the crunchiness, especially bell peppers lose their texture so quick!

Ananda Rajashekar said...

hmmm tasty...My mum used to make spanish rice with bell pepers....ur food reminds of it..shall try ur recipe :)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

I can smell the aroma from here....I too follow him....Very aromatic rice
Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Aparna S Mallya said...

Rice looks good! Bell peppers add a nice color.

jais said...

LOOKS DELICIOUS

Babli said...

Wish you Happy Rakshabandhan.
Masala rice looks wonderful, delicious and tempting.

Prathibha said...

simple n colorful rice....love the taste of bell peppers in anything

alwayswinner786 said...

Wow! that's a very simple yet delicious recipe. I love the add of peanuts which bring perfect crunch to this dish! love it!

Priya said...

I never say no to bellpeppers, such a droolworthy rice..yumm..

Deepti said...

Very tempting rice...i can hv it anytime.

An Open Book said...

good choice...love bell pepper

Suman Singh said...

Looks delicious..

R. Ramesh said...

nanri ya:) yr blog is really good..:)

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Hi Sathya,

You have a awesome space with mouthwatering recipes. Truly super yummy recipes !!! Happy to follow you..Will never miss your recipes. Thanks for visiting my blog !!!!

Leena said...

Rice looks yummy and delicious!

Chitra said...

Hmm.. yummy :) Must try this !!

veena krishnakumar said...

looks so delicious, another bookmark:-)

R. Ramesh said...

am sure my wife wil become yr diehard fan if she sees this blog..she loves recipes..wish u all the best yar...

PALATABLE said...

Great combo, looks healthy and delicious dear...

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Sadhana said...

Wonderful and delicious preparation dear!! Looks perfect.

Viki's Kitchen said...

Always admire that Vahrehvah site very much. I too learn a lot from his videos.
Bell pepper rice looks very colorful and delicious dear.

Suja Sugathan said...

Colorful and yummy rice..looks so good

Sana Hurzuk said...

Hi Satya, thanks for visiting my blog. I love eating peppers but my hubby does not; so I sneak them in everything I make by cutting them very small :) Will surely try this recipe!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Wow, that looks wonderful !!!

Akila said...

looks great dear...

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women-wisdom.com said...

Yum Yum Yummy bell pepper rice. Its so nice.

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