Capsicum is a multicolored and multi-useful vegetable.I usually prepare curry or make capsicum bath using vangibath powder.I was in hunt of a new recipe and found this on www.vahrevah.com .So i gave it a try and it turned out well.So its a keep.Give it a try and let me know how it is.
1 cup Brown Rice
2 big Capsicums(bell peppers)-Thinly Sliced
1 tsp Black Mustard Seeds
1 tsp Urad dal
1piece Cinnamon Stick
1 tbsp Coriander Seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
3-4piece Dry red chillies(adjust spice level)
10 Fresh Curry Leaves
1 tbsp Freshly Grated Coconut(Optional)
2 1/2tbsp Ghee/Oil
3 tbsp Roasted Peanuts
Cook the rice add a tsp of Ghee and combine(each grain should be separate). Keep aside. Heat a tsp ghee in a cooking vessel on medium heat and add cumin seeds and black gram and fry till the cumin splutters and the dal turns light brown. Add the coriander seeds, cinnamon stick, curry leaves and dry red chillis and fry further for another minute till the rawness disappears and the flavors come out. Finally add the roasted peanuts and combine with the other spices for a few seconds and turn off heat. Once cool, grind to a make a fine powder. In the same vessel, add the remaining oil/ghee and once its hot, add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add the curry leaves and let the flavor of the curry leaves come out and the leaves turn crisp. Add the sliced capsicums and fry them for approx 3 minutes. Don’t over cook them, let the capsicums retain their crunchy texture. Add salt to taste and combine well.Reduce heat and add the cooked rice and combine with the spice mixture. Add the grated coconut,roasted peanuts and ground masala powder and combine with the rice till its well mixed . Serve hot with raita.
Note: Dont over cook the capsicum, if its a little crucnhy it tastes good.Use different color to give it a nice look.I have used brown rice but any rice of your choice can be used.