Bell Pepper (Capsicum) Rice with Homemade Vegetable Rice Powder Mix

I love flavored rice dishes and I prefer them over the regular lunch too.For the second day in Blogging Marathon under the 'special theme' to cook from a partner's blog, I chose this easy rice dish Sandhya's space.

She uses a home made spice mix and it really simple and easy. Another thing about this dish is that it does not have onion and garlic yet it was quite flavorful!

I used:
Source - My Cooking Journey

Rice- 1/2 cup
Capsicum-1,small, chopped
Turmeric powder- a pinch
Mustard- 1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds- 1 teaspoon
Chana dal- 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves a few
Roasted groundnuts- a handful
Oil- 1 tablespoon
Salt to taste

For the spice mix:

Dry roast these ingredients,cool and powder....

Chana dal- 2 teaspoons
Urad dal- 2 teaspoons
Coriander seeds- 2 teaspoons
Red chillies- 3
Desiccated coconut [I used Copra/ dry coconut and shredded it] -  2 tablespoons
Cinnamon stick - a small piece

  1.  Cook rice as usual but make sure that the grains are separate.
  2. In a pan heat oil and add the mustard, cumin seeds,chana dal and  curry leaves .
  3. Once it splutters, put in the capsicum and cook till the capsicum is cooked, yet had a crunch to it.
  4. Add a few teaspoons of the spice mix[see note below], turmeric power,groundnuts and salt.Mix once more.
  5. Add the rice and mix well. Lower the flame and let the flavors blend for a few minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and serve with crispies like papad / chips  and with a raita.....


Take a look at the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM #34

And here is a small virtual treat- Eggless Coffee- Chocolate Cupcakes-to all my friends and readers who have sent across their wishes and blessing on my B'day.... :)

Bon Appetit...

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