Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Capsicum & Eggplant Rice

Rice is a staple food of South Indians, everyone at home can have pastas everyday, but for me rice is important  and i'll love to have atleast once for a day. Sometimes i make pastas to others and keep a bowl of rice aside for me to have just with curd and pickle, yes i like rice that much. Today's recipe is a delicious, flavourful one pot meal i quickly prepared for packing my H's lunch box few days back. This rice is an easy breezy,quick dish if you have cooked leftover rice at home.Finely chopped eggplants and green capsicum makes this rice more flavourful and delicious.

Name it as masala rice or pulao, this rice can be enjoyed thoroughly just with a simple potato fry or a hard boiled egg to enjoy either for your lunch or for your dinner. I chosed cooking with capsicum as the main ingredient, an interesting theme for this week's blogging marathon.Obviously this rice is my third post for this week's blogging marathon. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#34.




2cups Basmati Rice (cooked)
1no Eggplant (medium & chopped)
1no Bellpepper (chopped)
1no Onion (chopped)
2nos Tomatoes (chopped)
1tsp Red chilly powder
1tsp Biryani masala powder
1tsp Garam masala powder
1/2tsp Cumin powder
2nos Bay leaves & cloves
1inch Cinnamon stick
Few chopped coriander leaves
Salt
Oil

Heat enough oil, fry the bay leaves, cloves and cinnamon stick until they turns brown.

Add the chopped onions,chopped tomatoes,cook until the onions turns transculent,tomatoes turns mushy.

Add the chopped eggplants, saute for few minutes, finally add the red chilly powder,biryani masala powder,garam masala powder,cumin powder,salt and saute until the eggplants gets well cooked.

Now add the bellpepper, cook for few minutes, since i want to keep the crunchiness of the bellpepper i didnt cooked for a long.

Now add the cooked rice to the veggies,toss gently until everything gets well mixed.

Finally add the chopped coriander leaves.

Serve hot with any sort of your favourite side dish.

36 comments:

Sapana Behl said... Reply To This Comment

Rice looks so yummy with capsicum and eggplant !

AparnaRajeshkumar said... Reply To This Comment

super .. atleast one time day even i take rice , my favorite.

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

flavourful yummy rice

Rafeeda AR said... Reply To This Comment

wow... such a sumptious looking pulao...

Aruna Manikandan said... Reply To This Comment

simple and delicious rice akka :)

Preeti Tamilarasan said... Reply To This Comment

unique combo sis :) filled with nice aroma of garam masala and biriyani masala.. yum..

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said... Reply To This Comment

Wow its aromatic rice aks... I love the capsicum flavor in any recipe... Love to grab it from here...

Swati Sapna said... Reply To This Comment

This will make for a good change for the lunchbox on a working day. So quick, easy and versatile!

Sweta Biswal said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy recipe with loads of added flavor!!! You have taken it much above the level of simple comfort food....This is a must try.....

kitchen flavours said... Reply To This Comment

Looks delicious! A comforting bowl of rice!

Arjunan Akilandeswari said... Reply To This Comment

lovely rice aka.... How is your India trip...

Hema said... Reply To This Comment

Perfectly done Priya, very flavorful rice..

Menaga sathia said... Reply To This Comment

I Love capsicum very much,am sure the taste must be gr8!! yumm..

Rumana Ambrin said... Reply To This Comment

The rice has come out so well and looks delicious...

Rebecca Subbiah said... Reply To This Comment

adore rice dishes like this flavorful and healthy

Uma Ramanujam said... Reply To This Comment

I prepare capsicum rice often. but never tried with tomato. I'll add it to my to-do list as usual.

Uma Ramanujam said... Reply To This Comment

I prepare capsicum rice often. but never tried with tomato. I'll add it to my to-do list as usual.

Pavani N said... Reply To This Comment

That is such a yummy combination of eggplant and capsicum.

Kannada Cuisine said... Reply To This Comment

Such a pretty presentation..yum

Linsy Patel said... Reply To This Comment

love this one pot meal, looks very tempting.

Nithya Naveen said... Reply To This Comment

Eggplant and capsicum is a different combo.. flavorful and yummy rice dish

Sangeetha Priya said... Reply To This Comment

yummy n gr8 one pot meal when we are out of veggies!!!

Usha Rao said... Reply To This Comment

Same here, Priya. If given a choice between rice & other food, I always prefer rice. Capsicum rice looks flavorful and tasty

Nagashree said... Reply To This Comment

This is not the typical South Indian bhaath, interesting variation.

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

what a flavorful one pot meal

Manjula Bharath said... Reply To This Comment

Thats an delicious combo and a very very tempting rice :)looks fabulous!!

nandoos Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Capsicum eggplant rice looks very delicious. A nice idea of using eggplant in rice.

Hari Chandana P said... Reply To This Comment

Nice combination.. Yummy!!

Sathya Priya said... Reply To This Comment

we too love rice atleast once in a day.These rice looks fantastic priya.I love green peppers and brocoli in any form now a days .So this rice is a must try

anubhavati said... Reply To This Comment

I always like making one pot meals Priya. I just open the fridge and pop in whatever I see in to the wok. Then i add the seasonings tat I lkie and most often its a one pot sunday morning pulav. I will never remember how i made it!!!
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sangeetha pn said... Reply To This Comment

Something so rich can be prepared with left over rice.. This looks so delicious!

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Such a delicious looking rice priya..

Sadaf Afshan said... Reply To This Comment

Even though I am from North India I too love rice much more than rotis/parathas/pasta. One pot meals like these are a delight.

Kalpana Sareesh said... Reply To This Comment

loving it priya jee

Harini-Jaya R said... Reply To This Comment

Good one..This is a standard at my mom's place..

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely one pot rice dish!