Capsicum Pulao Recipe, Recipe of Bell pepper pulav
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 2
Capsicum Pulao Recipe - Recipe of quick & aromatic capsicum pulao or bell pepper pilaf made with basmati rice tempered in indian spices.
  • Basmati Rice: 1/2 cup, raw
  • Capsicum : 1/2 cup , dices
  • Green chili: 1 tsp, chopped
  • Onion: 1/2 cup, sliced
  • Star anies : 1 piece
  • Oil: 2 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves: 1 tbsp, chopped
  • Pepper corns: 4 piece
  • Cashew nuts: 6 piece
  • Cloves: 3 piece
  • Salt:1 tsp or to taste
To Boil the Basmati Rice for Pulao
  1. Rinse the basmati rice in water till it runs out of starch and let it get soaked in water for 15-20 minutes.
  2. In a deep pot heat a tbsp of oil and temper cumin seeds, cloves, star anies and black pepper corn.
  3. Once the cumin seeds changes color add the soaked rice and stir it.
  4. Add water to the rice and mix well. For 1 part of rice you can add 2.5 parts of water.
  5. Cover the lid and cook the rice for 10 to 15 minutes until it is properly cooked. In between check if extra water is required.
  6. Remove the lid and check if rice is boiled properly. We don't need to overcook them. Let the rice have al dante texture (as in pasta).
To make capsicum pulao
  1. While rice is boiling you can chop the vegetables required for capsicum pulao. Slice the onions, chop the capsicum into 1/2 inch cubes and chop the coriander leaves.
  2. Now to stir fry veggies heat 1 tbsp of oil in a non-stick pan and add cashew nuts.
  3. Once the cashew nut is shallow fried take it out and keep aside.
  4. In the same pan add sliced onion and cook until they become soft.
  5. Add green chilies and capsicum and give a quick stir.
  6. Add salt as per your taste and mix well.
  7. Mix well all the ingredient and cook for 2 min or till the capsicum slightly remains under cooked..
  8. Add the boiled rice to it and mix well all the ingredients and cook for about another 2 min.
  9. Garnish it with fresh coriander and cashew nut.
  10. Capsicum pulao is ready. Serve the capsicum pulao hot with dahi raita or veg salad.
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