Monday, July 1, 2013

Capsicum Muttar Baath

When MIL asked me to make lunch today, I wanted to do something quick and easy. Monday Blues!!!

Here is what I did:

You need:
Rice - 2 cup cooked
Onion - 1 thinly sliced
Capsicum - 1 cup cubed
Peas - 1/2 cup (I used frozen)

For the masala
Cardamom - 3
Cloves - 2
Cinnamon - 1" stick
Pepper corn - 2
Urad dal - 3 tsp
Red chilli - 3
Green Chilli - 5 (adjust as per taste)
Onion - 1 (cut into quarters)
Cilantro - 10 sprigs
Pudina leaves - 4 sprigs

For the masala
Heat 1 tsp oil
Add the onions and fry till almost brown
Add the Green chillies and fry for 2 mins
Keep aside
In the pan (wipe off the oil) add urad dal and fry till golden
Add Red chillies and fry
Remove and keep aside
To the same pan add cloves, peppercorn, cardamom, cinnamon and fry for 1 min on medium flame
Grind everything together (preferably with no water) into a fine paste

In a pan heat 1 tsp oil
Add the capsicum and fry for 2-3 mins on medium flame till the capsicum become tender
Remove and keep aside
Add the peas and fry for 1 min on medium flame
Remove and keep aside
Add 1 tsp of oil and fry the onion till translucent
Add the masala and fry for another 2 mins
Add salt and mix well
Add in the capsicum and peas
Mix well. Cook covered for 2 mins on medium flame
Add the rice.
Mix well. Cook covered for 10 mins on medium flame
Serve hot with Raita of your choice.

I served it with Onion and Tomato Raita - mix 1 cup tomato finely chopped, 1/2 cup onion finely chopped, 1 tbsp cilantro finely chopped, 1 pinch pepper, salt, 1 cup curd.


Sapana Behl said...

Yummy Bhaat ! Want to grab the bowl..

Anonymous said...

Yumm! It looks tempting.

Lubna Karim said... pot meal....

Priya Suresh said...

Very flavourful and delicious baath, prefect one pot meal for a sunday lunch.

Swathi Iyer said...

Capsicum muttar baath is easy and delicious one pot meal Shree.

Hari Chandana P said...

Lovely dish.. Yummy !!

Chandrani Banerjee said...

Lovely combo baath. Itlook yummy.

Shree Rao said...

thank you ladies for visiting and the beautiful comments