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November 24, 2010

Potato Bell Pepper Rice

This is a perfect lunch box item that can be made in less than 30 minutes.

Sona Masoori Rice/Raw Rice - 1 cup
Potato - 2 medium
Green Bell Pepper (Capsicum) - 1 medium
Carrot - 1/4 cup chopped
Spring onion - 2 tbsp chopped
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Sambar powder - 1.5 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Slit green chilli - 1
Oil - 4 tbsp
Jeera - 1 tsp

Cook rice in 2 3/4 cups of water and set aside.
Heat oil in a pan. Add jeera. When they crackle, add chopped potatoes and green chilli. Sprinkle salt and saute till potatoes are partially cooked.
Add chopped carrot, bell pepper, turmeric powder, sambar powder, garam masala powder and some salt. Saute till the veggies are cooked.
Gently toss rice with the veggies without mashing the rice. Add salt if needed. Garnish with spring onion.
Serve with raitha or chips.

Rice should be cooked in such a way that the grains are separate and not mushy.
Don't mix cooked rice to the veggies all at once. Add gradually and check if the proportion is right.
Adjust the quantities of spice powders to your taste.


  1. Beautiful colourful and eye catching rice.Looks wonderfully delicious.

  2. very nice and colorful recipe!

  3. What a colorful and yummy rice..nice click dear.

  4. This is such a interesting recipe potato and capsicum both r my fav...looks very colorful and yummy

  5. Wounderfully presented rice with flavours of sambar powder and GMP

  6. Thats a colorful snap and healthy recipe to share too.

  7. I can have this rice anytime, very tempting and colourful rice..

  8. The rice looks beautiful with vibrant colors of all the veggies in it.

  9. Just about last weekend, I pondered and came up with something with the same combination, Just that it did not look as colourful as yours has turned out to be.
    This one is a beautiful blend of colours and flavour.

  10. Simple yet colorful and tasty rice preparation...

    Hamaree Rasoi

  11. What a colourful n delicious dish...D rice is cooked perfectly!

  12. looks very colorful....Yummy appetizing rice...

  13. Looks flavorful and delicious! Makes a quick, wholesome, anytime meal.


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