Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Capsicum rice


Rice - 1 cup
Lunch podi(powder) - 2 tsp (refer "lable:Podi" in my blog)
Capsicum(all colors)- 3 or 4 chopped into small squares (all green is also ok)
Lemon - 1 (optional)
Grated Coconut - 1 and 1/2 tsp(optional)
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Oil -3 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp or as per need
Ghee - 3 or 4 tsp (optional)
CorianderLeaves - A hand full


1. Cook rice and let it cool for few mins, so that rice wont break when you mix.
2. Heat oil,add capsicum, turmeric, grated coconut(optional) and salt and fry till capsicum becomes soft.
3. Turn off and add the lunch podi(powder) immediately and mix well.
4. Add cooked rice, coriander leaves and mixed well.
6. Squeeze lime juice and mix well.(optional)
7. Serve hot with any raitha of your taste.

If you are using basmathi rice, follow this method to prepare rice:

1.Wash the rice, drain all water and fry it in 2 tsp ghee/oil until the ghee/oil mixes evenly across rice. Don't let the rice turn brown.
2. Cook in a pressure cooker with 1:1 water for basmati (If using normal rice, use 1:2)


The process of making podi may be big to see, but once you grind the powder you can use it many times. Double the ingredients to grind more powder. Working women, weekly once you can grind the powder and keep it in a airtight container. If the powder is ready you can prepare this dish within 25 mins. 20 mins for the rice and 5 mins to fry capsicum and mix. I'm damn sure that everyone like this dish.