Saturday, April 9, 2011

Capsicum Rice

2 green capsicum
2 cups of rice
2 onions, medium size
2-3 spoons of jeera
8-10 dry chillies
1/4 cup of peanuts
curry leaves
3-4 spoons of oil
Tamarind extract 2-3 spoons
salt as per taste
coriander leaves few springs
Add one spoon of oil to the pan and add peanuts, jeera and dry chillies. fry these till the colour changes and u start getting the aroma. Cool this and make a fine powder.
In the pan add 3-4 spoons of oil once it heats up add mustard, curry leaves, finely chopped onion and capsicum and mix well on low flame till onion changes the colour and capsicum softens. you can keep the lid closed for 3-4 mins for the capsicum to soften.
At this stage add tamarind extract, salt and the prepared ground mixture of peanut jeera and dry chilly and mix well..... 
Take off from flame and sprinkle with coriander, and you can add a spoon of butter, if you wish to, and mix evenly with already cooked rice serve hot with any raita of your choice.........
Suggestions : Cashews and peanuts can also be added along with mustard seeds. Do not over cook the capsicum.

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