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Capsicum peas pulao | capsicum green peas pulav | Capsicum rice

Capsicum peas pulao | capsicum green peas pulav | Capsicum rice

Capsicum green peas pulao or capsicum rice or Capsicum masala rice is a simple recipe made with capsicum and green peas. The same recipe can be prepared without peas also. This is a tomato less pulao.

Capsicum peas rice is a perfect lunch box recipe and served along with simple raita or any paneer gravy. This rice is a one pot/cooker recipe. I used pressure cooker today. If you are making this pulav in kadai first cook basmati rice separately, follow the same steps to make the pulav and mix with cooked rice.

Capsicum has lots of nutritional values. Any colored capsicum can be used for this pulav. Today I used green color capsicum. Adding green peas is for extra taste.

This quick lunch box recipe is apt for kids because of its mild spice level. Let us see the step wise pictures and explanations to make this yummy capsicum green peas pulao.

Capsicum peas pulao | capsicum green peas pulav | Capsicum rice
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Capsicum green peas pulao or capsicum rice or Capsicum masala rice is a simple recipe made with capsicum and green peas cooked in pressure cooker with mild spices.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: capsicum pulav
Servings: 4
Calories: 280 kcal
Author: Sangeetha
Ingredients
Ingredients:
  • Capsicum – 1
  • Green peas – 50gm
  • Basmati rice – 1cup 200gm
  • Onion – 1
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1tsp
  • Green chilli – 2 or 3
  • Bay leaf -1
  • Cardamom – 2
  • Cinnamon – ½ inch
  • Cloves – 2
  • Jeera seeds – ½ tsp
  • Salt – 1tsp or required
  • Pulao masala – 1/2tsp optional
  • Lemon juice – 1tsp
  • Oil/ghee – 1tbsp
Instructions
Preparation:
  1. Slice onions and green chillies.
  2. Chop capsicum.
  3. Cook green peas with some water.
  4. Wash and soak basmati rice for 30 minutes.
Recipe:
  1. Heat pressure cooker with ghee or oil.
  2. Add jeera seeds, bayleaf, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom. Fry them to get nice aroma.
  3. Add onions and fry them to golden brown color.
  4. Add ginger garlic paste. Fry till raw flavor goes off.
  5. Add green chillies.
  6. Add capsicum and sauté for a minute.
  7. Add green peas.
  8. Mix well. Add 1½ to 1¾ cup of water. Measure water in the same cup used to measure rice.
  9. Add required salt. If you are using tawa to make pulao add salt after green peas. Skip adding water. For tawa pulav after salt add cooked basmati rice and mix well. Switch off.
  10. When cooking in pressure cooker after water starts boiling add soaked and drained basmati rice.
  11. Add pulav masala if using.
  12. Close the cooker lid, give one full whistle and five mins in small flame.
  13. Let the steam release and fluff the rice with a fork.
  14. Serve with raita or veg gravy.
Recipe Notes

Tips/notes: 1) Both tawa and pressure cooker methods are simple. Be careful with water quantity to cook rice. 2) Usually any kind of basmati rice needs 1:1.5 ratio of water. 3) Skip green peas if you don’t have. 4) Adjust quantity of green chillies based on spice level needed.

Pictorial explanation:

Preparation:

  • Slice onions and green chillies.
  • Chop capsicum.
  • Cook green peas with some water.
  • Wash and soak basmati rice for 30 minutes

Recipe:

  • Heat ghee or oil in a pressure cooker.
  • Add jeera seeds, bayleaf, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom. Fry them to get nice aroma.

spices

  • Add onions and fry them to golden brown color.
  • Add ginger garlic paste. Fry till raw flavor goes off.

gg paste

  • Add green chillies.
  • Add capsicum and sauté for a minute.

  • Add green peas.
  • Mix well. Add 1½ to 1¾ cup of water. Measure water in the same cup used to measure rice.

water salt

  • Add required salt. If you are using tawa to make pulao add salt after green peas. For tawa pulav after salt, add cooked basmati rice and mix well. Switch off.
  • When cooking in pressure cooker after water starts boiling add soaked and drained basmati rice.

ricepulav masala

  • Add pulav masala if using.
  • Close the cooker lid, give one full whistle and five mins in small flame.
  • Let the steam release and fluff the rice with a fork.

pulav

  • Serve with raita or veg gravy.

Tips/notes:

  • Both tawa and pressure cooker methods are simple. Be careful with water quantity to cook rice.
  • Usually any kind of basmati rice needs 1:1.5 ratio of water.
  • Skip green peas if you don’t have.
  • Adjust green chillies quantity based on spice level needed.
 

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