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Capsicum Rice
A simple dish of Capsicum rice that can be made within 30 minutes. It is a perfect lunch box recipe for those working women to try out for themselves and their kids in the mornings. Flavourful and delicious, it’s one of those dishes that kids wouldn’t mind having for lunch. Rich in nutrients, Capsicum is said to have several health benefits like relief from stomach issues, back pain, muscle spasms, and headaches. Hence, it is a perfect dish to keep your kids healthy and fulfilled at the same time. We are here with a simple recipe to this nutritious dish for everyone to try out!

Ingredients
Ghee – 3 tsp
Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
Chopped Capsicum – 2 no
Basmati rice – 1 cup (250 ml)
Salt

For Masala Powder
Oil – 1 tsp
Chana Dal – 1 tbsp
Urad Dal – 1 tbsp
Coriander seeds (Dhaniya) – 2 tbsp
Red Chili – 6 no
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Tamarind
Grated Coconut – 2 tbsp
Asafoetida powder – 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Salt

Preparation:
Cook the basmati rice.

Method:
1. Take a wide saucepan and add some oil to it.
2. Add some chana dal and urad dal. Roast them well.
3. After two minutes, add the coriander seeds, and roast them.
4. Now, add the red chillies and cumin seeds.
5. Once the ingredients start turning golden-brown in colour, add the tamarind pieces and grated coconut. Mix well.
6. Now, add the asafoetida powder and mix.
7. Finally, add the turmeric powder. Mix all the ingredients well.
8. Season the ingredients with some salt.
9. Turn off the stove and cool the mixture.
10. Once the mixture is completely cool, grind it in a mixture into a fine powder.
11. Take a wide saucepan and add some ghee.
12. Add the mustard seeds.
13. Once the mustard seeds start splatter, add the chopped capsicum and mix well.
14. Season it with some salt.
15. Once the capsicum is cooked and becomes tender, add the ground masala powder.
16. Add the basmati rice to the pan and gently start mixing, until the masala is properly blended in the rice.
17. Check for seasoning.
18. Season it with some salt and a Tsp of ghee.

Tips:
You can add more masala powder if you want to, after adding the rice, depending on your taste.

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