This can be prepared very easily and also this is a perfect lunch box recipe.This is a kid approved dish also.This capsicum rice can be prepared with all colored capsicums.But today I prepared with only green capsicums.These capsicums are also called as Bell pepper.Capsicums are very rich in vitamins and which cures many diseases.
Eating capsicum helps in keeping the skin clear and reduce rashes and do you another important information is which is more important to all of us it helps in burning the calories and mainly capsicums contain compounds called capsaicins which reduce the risk of cancer.
This can be used as naivedyam recipe because we did not use onion,garlic .so,this is no onion,no garlic recipe.
Now to the recipe.
- Rice :1 cup.
- Oil:3-4 tbsp.
- salt:adjust to taste.
- cashew nuts:10-12.
- Green chillies:2.
- Red chillies:2.
- Haldi/Turmeric powder:2 pinches.
- vangibath powder:3 -31/2 tbsp.
- chana dal:1/2 tbsp.
- Urad dal:1 tsp.
- Mustard seeds and jeera:1/2 tsp.
- Curry leaves:4-5.
- Lemon:1 tbsp.
- Coriander leaves(chopped):1 tbsp.
- Cook the rice and keep it aside and allow it to cool.cook the rice that the grains are separate.Usal masoori rice is fine or you can use Basmati rice.
- Clean the capsicum and cut it into pieces of 1 inch length and slit the green chillies and red chillies.
- now add the oil in a kadai and crackle mustard seeds and add jeera,chana dal,urad dal,cashew nuts,green chillies and fry until it turns into golden brown color.
- Now add slitted red chillies and curry leaves and fry for 1 min.
- Now add chopped capsicum pieces and fry until it becomes soft.
- Now add salt , turmeric powder and vangibath powder and mix well and fry for another 2 min.
- Now remove it from stove and add cooled rice and add lemon juice and mix well and garnish with coriander leaves.
- Now serve hot with raita or potato chips.
- While roasting be careful that cashew nuts will turn brown so quickly.
- So,first add chana dal and then urad dal and then cashew nuts and fry well.
- I did not use another vegetables like potato,green peas,carrot to enjoy the complete flavor of capsicums.
- This capsicum rice works fine with left over rice also.
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