Capsicum Tava Pulav

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Capsicum Tava Pulav

Recipe and Photo Courtesy: Priya (my friend)

Ingredients:

Basmati Rice – 11/2 cups
Garam masala-1/2 tsp
Onion-11/2 (cut in slices)
Canned diced tomatoes- 5 Tbsp
Potato-1 small (diced)
Capsicum/Green pepper-1 average sized
(Other vegetables like peas, carrot, cauliflower, cabbage can also be added if desired)
Ghee-1 tsp
Oil -4 tbsp
Jeera-1 tsp
Cinnamon-1 inch stick
Bay leaf -1
Cloves-3
Whole black pepper-4
Anise Star-1
Ginger Garlic Paste-11/2 tsp
Green chilies-2(slit vertically)
Pav Bhaji masala-2 Tbsp
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Chilly powder-1/2 tsp (or to taste)
Dhaniya/ Coriander powder-1 tsp
Salt (to taste)
Lemon juice-2 tsp
Coriander leaves-(to garnish)

Cooking Directions:

-Presoak basmati rice in water for half an hour to remove excess starch.
-Bring about 6 cups of water to boil in a huge pot. When it starts boiling, add the presoaked rice, salt, garam masala and 2 Tbsp oil.
-When its 75% done, strain it, fluff with a fork and keep aside.
-Microwave diced potatoes on HIGH for 3 min and keep aside.
-Get a wide pan going on medium heat. Add ghee and oil. Splutter jeera seeds.
-Add bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves, anise star and whole black pepper. Let them infuse their flavor.
-Then add green chilies, sliced onions, ginger garlic paste and sauté till onions are golden brown.
-Add turmeric powder, red chilly powder and dhaniya powder followed by diced tomatoes. Fry for 4 minutes and add potatoes.
-Then add Pav Bhaji masala and salt and cook for 3 min.
-At the end add chopped capsicum and sauté for 2-3 min so that it maintains its crunch.
-Toss together rice and the mixture well. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
-Empty the rice into an oven safe dish. Cover it tightly using a foil.
-Bake on 250 degrees for 20-25 min.
-Top it off with 2 tsp lemon juice. Serve hot with Raitha


29 comments:

Pavithra said...

Thats so yummy and tempting.. all flavours in one pot..so delicious..

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Looks so great and Yum! Pav Bhaji masala - thats a good one...

Priya said...

Thank u Pavithra and HCOF!

Padma said...

Delicious rice ... loved the addition of pav bhaji masala ....

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Hey nice click there...I have always liked tava pulav..specially tomato with peas..capsicum hummm good idea..

Priya said...

Thank u so much Padma and A2Z...:)

Prathibha said...

Looking yummy....nice separate granules of rice..

Sarah Naveen said...

Hey ...
I am new to your blog....and it looks like a treasure...
Gr8 job...

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

absolutely delicious looking pulav

Doloncookbook said...

Looks delicious & yummy ..Nice click ...

Renu said...

nice recipe and click !!

DEESHA said...

nice pulav recipe .. I love the flavor of capsicum

Jyoti said...

Wow! This pulav is brimming with flavor...just love it !

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious pulav

Priya said...

thanks so much all of u!!I'm all smiles!:D

Parita said...

Capsicum pulav sounds yum yum and with all these wonderful spices sure to be a hit!

Vrinda said...

Yummy pulav with cool presentation..Preethi, i tried ur paniyaram yday,liked it a lot...thanx yaar..

rads said...

Hmm I can actually smell the masala n the biryani here..you're recipe is that effective...i'll try this..looks easy too...

Priya said...

Thank u Parita,Vrinda and Rads!

Sweta said...

Capsicum always make a dish taste so good-great recipe!!

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Wow,Nice click and rice looks delicious:)

Priya said...

Thank u Sweta and Dhanya!

Priyameena said...

wow beautiful click...Looks spicy and yummy!!

munchcrunchandsuch said...

with so many spies, this pulao is sure to rock..nice click

kittymatti said...

thnx vrinda... Im so glad!!

Nithya Praveen said...

My fav one...A perfect Mumbaiyaa food...yummy!

Priya said...

Thank u Munchcrunch and Nithya!

Dr Rathi said...

Priya,
Tried it yaar...was yummy... 3 swedish men who camefor dinner,pathiram surandithinnanga ( (literally licked the vessel out)...keep the action going

Priya said...

Thank u thank u Rathi!was wondering where u disappeared all these days...haha..hope all's well!

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