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This recipe was in my draft and I forgot about. I made this a few weeks back. Bell pepper is one of my favorite vegetables and I wanted to make a rice item with some different flavor. I watched a video on vahrehvah and got inspired to make this rice. It tasted awesome as he described n with addition of peanuts makes it more healthy. Here is the recipe.
- 1 cup raw rice
- 1 cup diced bell pepper (all colors)
- 1/2 cup peanuts
- 4 red chillis
- 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
- 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tsp coriander seeds
- 1 tsp urad dal (split black gram)
- 2 spring curry leaves
- 1/4 tsp garam masala
- 1 tbsp butter / oil for vegans
- salt to taste
Soak rice with 1.5 cup water for 20 min then cook it in a pressure cooker with the addition of 1/2 tsp oil in the water.(Tip: Adding oil helps to make the rice less sticky n separate).If it is a rice cooker use 2.5 cup water. And keep aside.
In a pan for dry roast add red chillis,mustard seeds,coraiander seeds,urad dal and fry till urad dal turns slighly golden brown, then add peanuts,curry leaves and fry for 5 min on medium flame.After 5 min keep it aside to cool.Once it cools grind it to a coarse powder.
Again heat the the same pan add the butter, once it melt add the diced bell pepper with salt and let it cook for a few minutes (do not overcook as it should be slightly crunchy). Now add the grinded powder to it along with garam masala and fry for a min.
Now add the rice to it and stir nicely and let it be on flame for 2 more min. Serve the hot masala rice with raitha n enjoy.
You can also watch the video on vahrehvah here.