December 04, 2012

Capsicum Pulav

I love to add Bell peppers in all my dishes...Some how I love the crunch they gave to the dishes...It makes the dish colourful as well as flavourful..This recipe is best served with raita


Basmati Rice-2 cups soaked for 30 mins
Onion-2 sliced
Tomato-4 chopped
Capsicum / Bell Pepper-1 large cubed
Curd-1 cup
Chilli powder-1 tsp
Coriander powder / Malli podi-1 tblspn
Turmeric powder / Manjal podi-1 tsp
Garam masala powder-1 tsp
Cumin seeds / Jeerakam-2 tsp
Salt to taste
Ghee-2 tblspn

For Green Masala:
Fennel Seeds / Sombu-1 tblspn
Cinnamon / Pattai-1 inch piece
Cloves / Krambu-4
Cardamom / Yelakai-4
Green chilli-2
Coriander leaves / Cilantro-1 cup


In a blender take all ingrediants given for grinding and make into a fine paste.

Heat ghee in a kadai,add in cumin seeds..After it crackle add in onions,cook this till golden brown..

Add in the ground masala and cook till oil separates from this..

Add in tomatoes and mix well...Season with salt.

Add in turmeric,coriander,chilli and garam masala powder.

Add in capsicum and mix well..Pour in curd and mix well.

Add in the soaked rice and fry for 2 mins..

Pour in 4 cups of water(for 1 cup rice add 1 cup water)...Let this come up to boil..

Cover and simmer on a very low flame for 15-20 mins until the rice is cooked and all water has absorbed..

Serve with your favorite gravy or raita..

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