Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Bell Pepper Onion Rice and Awards!

Lazy day today... So was not in a mood to make any roti and curry. So made this rice. It was such a cloudy day.... raining all the time... so no scope of even a good photo.. Sigh! But the rice was super comforting. Something to just sit back, relax and eat.


Basmati Rice 3 cups
Onions 2
Red Peppers 3 (mine were small peppers)
Green Peppers 2
Celery 2 sticks

Peanuts 1/4 cup
Bay Leaf 1
Star Anise 3
Clove 3
Cinnamon 1 inch piece
Cardamom 2
Cumin/Jeera 1 tbsp

Turmeric 1/2 tsp
Chilli Powder 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala 1 tsp
Pepper Powder 1 tsp

Tomato Sauce 1.5 tbsp

Oil and salt to taste

Method of Preparation

1. Cook the rice with 4.5 cups of water (or as needed as per your rice type)

2. Slice the onions and peppers. Cut the celery.

3. Heat oil in a pan. Add the peanuts. Roast a little.

4. Then add all the spices - bay leaf, star anise, cinnamon, clove, cardamom and cumin. Let it sizzle for a few seconds.

5. Add the onions and saute for 3-4 minutes.

6. Add the peppers and celery. Saute for 5 more minutes.

7. Add turmeric, chilli powder, garam masala, pepper powder and tomato sauce along with some salt. Mix and cook for a couple more minutes.

8. Add the cooked rice. Mix well and switch off.

Serve with some raita. We enjoyed the rice with some dry salad of cucumbers, carrots and onions.

Want to share a couple of awards that my fellow bloggers shared with me.. I am not sure who to nominate for the awards. I love so many blogs out there. Its hard to dedicate it to a few... So please don't take it wrong... Sending it to all the friends I made in the blogging world. Without you I will not be where I am today

Versatile Blogger Award from Shabna.. Thank you Shabna for thinking of me. You have a lovely blog there and I love checking your recipes.


Sunshine Award from Punitha. She has a very new blog, but already has an amazing collection of recipes. Do drop in her blog and send encouragement her way. Thank you Punitha for thinking of me


  1. Congrats Roshni for your awards.. rice is flavorful...

  2. Congrats dear...the rice looks delicious and flavorful....yumm...

  3. congrats on awards. rice preparation looks so delicious

  4. Please collect your award @ "http://jopreet.blogspot.in/2012/06/prawn-egg-pakoda-my-300th-post-award-to.html"

  5. Congrats dear.....super comforting rice....

  6. wow bunches of award congrats on ur awards.wesome and delicious rice dish

  7. Such a delicious n flavorful combo, fried rice sounds so inviting n yummy...perfect for lunch box too...
    Congrats on your awards...
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  8. Thats a quick fix one pot meal, sounds flavorful and yumm :-) Congrtas on ur well deserved awards.

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  9. congrats on all ur well deserved awards! the rice looks super delicious.

  10. Wat a super tempting and inviting dish,seriously can have it anytime.Congrats on ur awards.

  11. Please collect the awards @ "http://jopreet.blogspot.in/2012/06/my-fifth-sixth-award.html"

  12. Congrats on the awards dear and the rice looks really good

  13. Congrats dear..... Rice is looking awesome...