Thursday, October 8, 2009

Capsicum & Potato Pulav

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A simple pulav with raitha is always a simple and comfort meal for lunch after having a heavy south Indian breakfast on weekend mornings.Every time I ask my hubby what does he prefer for lunch,his answer would be still the same,a simple pulav/jeera rice as he does not like eating heavy elaborated meal as the morning breakfast itself would be so heavy on weekends.I always be in search of new type of rice dishes and that intensive search made me to buy Mallika Badrinath's -100 Rice delights book which has different varieties of pulav's and rice dishes.Each recipe is different from the other in its own way and preparation.It is always fun for me to try new recipes and waiting for the turn to taste it and this recipe is tried from her book and is loved at home.This is infact a life saver as it can be prepared with the minimal available vegetables at home and I am sure it will be definitely a party kind of pulav.
Ingredients:
1 cup Basmati rice
4-5 baby potatoes

2-3 Capsicum

2 Onions

1 cup tomato pulp

1 cup water

salt to taste

1/4 tsp
Garam masala
3 Laung

1"cinnamon

1 bayleaf

2 cardamoms

2 tbsp ghee/oil

Masala to grind:2 1/2 tsp grated fresh coconut
7 red chillies

1 onion

1 tbsp fried gram

4 garlic pods

1 tsp dhaniya

1 or 2 Tomatoes



Method:
  • Wash basmati rice and soak in water for 10mins.
  • Pressure cook potatoes for 2 whistles and then peel the skin.
  • Dice the onions and capsicum into 1" cubes.
  • Grind the ingredients mentioned under 'To grind' into fine paste without adding water.
  • In a pressure cooker heat ghee/oil add dry masala's like laung,cinnamon,cardamom,bayleaf and fry for a minute.Add diced onions and fry until pink in color.
  • Add diced capsicum and continue cooking for 2-3 mins.
  • Add boiled baby potatoes and ground masala paste and fry until nice aroma starts.
  • Add tomato pulp,water(1 cup) and add enough salt and let it boil.
  • Add soaked and drained basmati rice and cover it with lid and let it cook on low flame for 10-12 mins(2 whistles).
  • Add chopped coriander and mint to it and mix before serving.
Serve it hot with Onion raitha and papad and wait for the complements.

Note:

  • For a Vegan version use oil instead of ghee for tempering.

60 comments:

Priya said...

Gorgeous clicks Prathy..both capsi and potato works wonder..delectable pulav..

prasu said...

Prathy.......the rice dish looks yummy dear........presentation is so nice.........

Kanchan said...

100 Rice Recipe .. waiting for other too :D

Nandini said...

Droolworthy Pulav! I am hungry now..

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

lovely click... looks yum...

Sushma Mallya said...

lovely pic prathibha,looks so nice esp its colour,so tempting that ill surely try this one soon...

Vrinda said...

Very tempting pulav and nicely presented...

Nostalgia said...

Beautiful photos! I can't say enough to let you know how much I liked it.

Priyanka Navis said...

Mouthwatering click! ! !

Vani said...

Looks spicy and delicious, P!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow...looks spicy and yummy...love that combo...baby aloo looks awesome....

Happy cook said...

If i could i would be theer in your place in a jiffy to eat this delcious pilau.

Padma said...

Nice combo and pulao looks very tempting and nice clicks :)

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Both the dishes look lovely, beautiful click.

rekhas kitchen said...

wow mouthwatering recipe looks great dear. beautiful presentation.

Pavithra said...

Wow thats really wonderful and comforting meal yah.. perfect click and I am truely drooling.

Simran said...

Lovely picture

Divya Vikram said...

Havent tried potatoes in pulao. Sounds like a great idea when am out of other veggies!

Suma Gandlur said...

Lovely dish. I sometimes prepare a quick capsicum rice by adding vangibhath powder.

Sujatha said...

Interesting combination of Capsicum and Potatoes for a pulav recipe, especially baby potatoes! Tempting picture..

Cham said...

Ok, set the table I am coming for dinner! Fantastic puloa and pic!

Gita said...

Gorgeous pictures dear...the whole set looks comforting :)

Shri said...

The baby potatoes look cute!Have some bell peppers in the refrigerator..Shud give it a try!

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Wow the pulav looks mouth watering and beautiful click.

chakhlere said...

I just loved this pulav so much.
Its also my comfort food. looks yummy!!

LG said...

Pulav mastagi kanistha ide. Fried gram andre enu? kadalepoppu?

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wonderful presentation! Nice recipe too Prathiba! Love the last picture so much!

Varsha Vipins said...

Thats one good looking Pulao there..:)

sowmya.s said...

the colour is making me drool..looks delicious..

Valarmathi said...

Very well presented, nice combo, looks delicious.

Sushma Mallya said...

Hi prathiba, wanted to share an award with u, pls do come and collect it from my blog

jayasree said...

Baby potatoes in Pulav is interesting... Looks droolworthy.

jeyashrisuresh said...

yummy rice. looks spicy and inviting too. combination of veggies is also nice.

Suma Rajesh said...

looks soo good dear..

vidhas said...

Lovley combo , rice sounds yum!! I too have her cook bok. Awesome clicks, feel to grab from the computer.

An giant bar hug is waiting for you, come and collect it.

Varunavi said...

Pulao looks so delicious prathiba,nice clicks :)

Red Chillies said...

Loved the variation to the usual pulav. Looks good.

Chitra said...

WOw, ur pics made me drool.will finish off now :)

SriLekha said...

looks delicious!

Mythreyi Dilip said...

This pulav looks so good, spicy and yummy. Very inviting!

Preeti Kashyap said...

Awesome Click! Looks so delectable.

divya said...

Thanks for droping by nice recipes looks so yummy..

AnuSriram said...

Looks delicious! Lovely click!

munchcrunchandsuch said...

very nice .sounds simpel too..can be really handy for a quick meal

munchcrunchandsuch said...

btw, pcik up ur award and a tag from

http://munchcrunchandsuch.wordpress.com/2009/10/12/malai-dhal/

Sangeetha Subhash said...

Nice click!!sound delicious n great combination...
Thank for visting by kothiyavunu n for ur sweet comment.

Sonu said...

Look so delicious. Who does not like Pulav? :)

Vibaas said...

looks spicy and tempting. love those baby potatos :)

PJ said...

Hi Prathiba,Capsicum pulao is one of our fav dish.I will surely try this.Btw,there is an award for u @
http://seduceyourtastebuds.blogspot.com/2009/10/award-and-meme.html..do collect it :)

Laavanya said...

That looks so good.. the baby potatoes add a cuteness to the dish too :)

homecooked said...

The pulao looks amazing! Loved the look of the whole baby potatoes.

Aruna Manikandan said...

A perfect and wonderful click!!!!!1
Pulav looks very tempting

Aruna Manikandan said...

A perfect and wonderful click!!!!!
Pulav looks very tempting

Vidya Rao said...

Very interesting recipe...thanks for sharing!

DRY GROUNDNUT CHUTNEY said...

Hi Prathiba,

I am prathiba rao from The indian food court. Lemme wish you a very happy diwali and a prosperous new year to follow ith lots of luck and happines. Your recipe looks so good that i feelt grabing it straight away from there and taste a bit!!!!

Smitha said...

Hi Prathy,
happy Diwali. Love the Pulao. The pic is great

Ramya Kiran said...

I can eat this for breakfast, for lunch and for dinner. love it!

preeti said...

Hey, the recepie is yummy and diffrnt, will surely try it in my kitchen, thanx :)

Gayathri K said...

I have prepared this dish at home. It was awesome..... !!!! we loved it. I have taken it for my colleagues too... They just loved it!!!! thanks a lot for sharing this recipe...!!!

prathibha Garre said...

@Gayathri K..Thanks for the feedback....I m glad that u ppl liked it

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