Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Capsicum pilaf

Whenever I buy color peppers, I cook this pilaf and pasta. If you don't have color peppers try with green pepper. The flavor of mint and cilantro enhances the taste of rice. Try this simple pilaf.

  • Capsicum/Bell peppers - 2 cups
  • Onion - 1 
  • Basmati rice - 1 cup
  • Water - 1.5 cup
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Cardamon - 2
  • Cloves - 4
  • Salt - to taste
To grind:
  • Mint leaves - 1/2 cup
  • Cilantro - 1/2 cup
  • Green chilly - 3
  • Ginger - 1 tbsp
  • Garlic - 4


Chop the bell peppers into big chunks and onion into thin strips. Soak the rice in plenty of water for 30 minutes. Drain the rice with a strainer. Mix all the ingredients given together 'to grind' in a blender. Grind to a fine paste, if needed add 1 tbsp of water. Heat a wide pan with a tbsp of oil, add cardamon and cloves.
Add the onion and fry till it is transparent. Add the ground paste and fry till the raw smell goes. Add the chopped bell peppers.
Add rice, water and salt. Cover the pan with a lid. Cook till the rice is soft.
Serve hot with chips or raita.


Hari Chandana said...

Colorful and delicious pilaf.. looks awesome !!

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

This looks so good - what a great way to make a pilaf add flavor and nourishment!
Mary x

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Pulao looks yummy and flavorful..

Purabi Naha said...

Wonderful pulao...I loved the green colour from the mint-coriander leaves. These coloured capsicums look so inviting!

Maayeka said...

Delicious and flavourful pilaf.I also love to add mint in rice preparations..

divya said...

look really tempting , i'm drooling

Hema said...

Colorful and very flavorful pilaf..

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious and yumm pilaf, I too blog about rice dish.

Srimathi Mani said...

I love adding bell peppers in rice. They make everything taste delicious.

Apu said...

Super!! Great flavours!

Akila said...

Yummy pilaf....
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Vimitha Anand said...

Colorful and yummy pilaf
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Sapana Behl said...

Colorful and healthy pulav. Wow!
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Perfect one to pack for lunch box, nicely presented

Lavanya T R said...

Good one!
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Priya Suresh said...

Prefect and super flavourful one pot meal..

DivyaGCP said...

Flavorful and colorful Pilaf.. Looks delicious

Cathleen said...

I have never tried pilaf before, but it looks fantastic! I'm getting hungry just looking at it

Maha Gadde said...

Very healthy rice recipe and nice post.

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