Friday, September 4, 2009

Capsicum (Bell peppers) Rice - Version 2

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If at all you are a person who says "I hate capsicum"?, its high time you change your opinion. Else you would be missing this absolutely mouth watering rice variation. :)

Try it out and I bet you would not regret :p

And yeah!!! Frogs can also look cute at times :)



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Ingredients:

Plain rice - 1 cup
Capsicum(bell peppers) - 4 to 5 medium sized
Lemon - 1
Grated dry coconut - 1 1/4 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp

For Seasoning:

Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Black gram dhall - 1 tsp
Bengal gram dhall - 2 tsp
Red chillies - 2
Curry leaves - few
Cashewnuts - 8
Roasted peanuts - 1 tblsp

For masala powder:

Red chillies - 6
Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
Coriander seeds - 2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Black gram dhall - 1 1/4 tsp
Bengal gram dhall - 1 1/2 tsp



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Method:

Fry all the masala items in a tsp of ghee or oil till golden brown. Powder it after it cools down and keep this aside.

Cook rice until it is three fourth cooked and allow it to cool on a plate. Each grain should remain separate. Mix a tsp of oil or ghee to it.

Heat oil in a pan and add the seasonings one by one and fry till golden brown in color. Add diced capsicums and fry till it becomes soft. Reduce the flame and add grated coconut. Fry till light brown, now add the turmeric powder and salt. Add rice to this and fry till rice becomes hot. Squeeze lemon juice and add powdered masala. Mix well and garnish with cut coriander leaves.

Yummy yummy capsicum rice is ready to eat :) Happy making. Enjoy eating :)


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Written by: Nithya
post your queries to fourthsensesamayal@gmail.com

43 comments:

En Samaiyal said...

Wow Wow i can't get my eyes out of ur presentation,frog......Ur a professional dear.Very nice job ...keep rocking ......

Anupama said...

Looks really tempting... I love your frog buddies there... very very cute and neat too :-)

Shri said...

Great rice dish, Nithya!Well , I should say, I don't come close to animals..so will stay away from commenting abt them too:D

Priya said...

Woww wat a gorgeous droolworthy rice, just love those capsi frogs..so cute!

Tresa Augustine said...

Nithya,ths is stunning...hw u carved ths out of capsicum...really beautiful dear...nice creativity..luv ur presentation:)

Sailaja Damodaran said...

nice easy recipe....i love those frogs....u r very creative

Preeti Kashyap said...

looks yumm

Sarah Naveen said...

Excellent presentation Nithya!!!!!
u made a simple dish mindblowing with ur creativity!!!
Gr8 job!!!
temme whats that flower made of!!
hats off to you deary

Anu said...

Wow looks so colorful, yummy... Nice presentation......

Sireesha said...

Very beautiful and well presentation ..Love ur capsicum art very much:)

doggybloggy said...

I absolutely love the little froggys!

Geetha Achal said...

குடைமிளகாய் தவளை கொள்ளை அழகு...நல்ல அழகாக செய்து இருக்கின்றிங்க...

கப்ஸிகம் ரைஸும் சூப்பர்...நன்றி

Nanditha Prabhu said...

beautiful presentation... frogs too can look cute:)

Nithya said...

Thanks to all :)

Sarah: I really dont know what the flower is made of. But thats a ready made floating flower that we use to decorate the Uruli(water base) at the entrance :)

Abhilash Pillai said...

marvellous decoration... I like the frog... is the frog eatable?

:D

Regarding kandaswamy I also watched it... yes it is mix of aniyan and (shivaji... mm), I felt like pokkiri...

Anyway the cock and all is not mathing for vikram. He would hve played even better, provided a better role...

Pavithra said...

Hi nithi those frogs looks so cute.. Usually I am allergic to reptiles. But frogs other than real one I love it.. Its looking cute.

Rekha shoban said...

wow! excellent presentation nithya...superb

Jaishree said...

Woww.. Nice recipe looks really tempting... Nice presentation...love your creativity nithya.. Awesome work!

Priti said...

Ur craving is very gud....wonderful...rice looks delish ofcoz...

jeyashrisuresh said...

wow super nithya. i am great fan of capsicum.Will surely try it.btw,frogs r absolutely cute. Great job.

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

குடமிளகாய் சாதமும்,தவளையும் சூப்பர் நித்யா!!

Parita said...

I love capsicum and the rice looks fantastic dear..with lovely presentation

Hari Chandana said...

WOWW.... Wonderful presentation Nithya.. frogs r soo cute... gr8 job dear!!

Shama Nagarajan said...

i love ur rice and ur creative frog.......both are amazing...please do participate in first cooked food event

sevenspice said...

Love the frog creation. :) perfectly set them in front of rice dish. :) Gr8 work!

Sonu
http://sevenspice.wordpress.com

Sharmilee! :) said...

Hi Nithya, Glad that u liked my blog and clicks! I am already following you :) and everytime your posts make me wonder how creative you are with the presentations :)

SnacksGiving said...

Love the capsicum frog! Very creative!

Raji said...

frogs are very cute .... this is the first time i like frogs.... very superb creativity..

My Experiments with Cooking said...

Hey!those frogs are lovely seriously!And oh rice, I am new to lemon and coconut addition to rice. Looks nice. And hey, do participate in my event. Check my space for details.

Sanghi said...

Lovely frog decoration nithya.. excellent creativity! Do pick ur award from my blog..!

Renu said...

wow...did u carve those frogs???? they r so cute

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

lovely presentation... And very nice blog...

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

pls colect ur award from my blog

http://sashiga.blogspot.com/2009/09/360-foodie-award.html

Valarmathi said...

Yummy recipe, liked the froggys.. looks cute.

Vani said...

Never thought I'd say this in my life - but the frogs look so cute!! :)

Good luck with the new website and events, Nithya. I like the theme of garnish, something I lack creativity sorely in, I think. Will definitely try to participate.

Shobana senthilkumar said...

cute little frog..and yummy dish too

HealthyRainbow.net said...

oh woww.... look at that frog :)
and the rice look super tasty

nivedita said...

Hi
Congrats on your new blog. I was showing my mom, all your recipe photos. She was so happy as she is interested in these things!!
Great work,
Not everyone can do it!keep it up
All the best for your event. hopefully I will join, even though my creativity is absolute zero!!!!

priya said...

hi dear,

plz collect ur award frm my blog!

shanthi said...

Lovely vegetable carving. Did you do it yourself? Nice.

Gethan said...

Wonderful!!! I meant the vegetable carving. :). I enjoyed ur creative fotos very much and definitely your recipes too. And ofcourse I visited ur craft website. Keep up the good work. I have just now created a food blog. Please give your comments if u happen to visit them

Mriganayani said...

Wow..love the little capsicum frogs! Beautiful..Long live your creativity!

Devi Meyyappan said...

very very nice presentation!!

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