I love the variation in rice dishes.They are so easy to make plus, healthy and most of the times require no side dishes and can be made in jiffy with minimum utensils to be cleaned. This is one such dish that I was recommended by my SIL. I love Shilpa's site for the simple dishes and clear instructions. This is one such no fail recipe that tastes great on its own or even good with some spicy side dish. I had made this on my mom's birthday as she loves capsicum but never got time to post it until today. This has been in my drafts for really long time.
I almost followed the recipe but made very minor negligible changes. Click here to view the original recipe from Aayi's recipes.
2 cups basmati rice washed and soaked for 30 mins
2 tsp cumin seeds/Jeera
few strands saffron soaked in 1 tblsp milk
2 capsicum chopped (I used green as I had that it hand)
A pinch turmeric (I forgot to add it)
4-5 cloves of garlic chopped
2 onions sliced
5-6 green cardamom
2 bay leaves ( Not in the original recipe)
6 green chillies slit
Salt to taste
1) Heat oil add jeera when it splutters add the spices and onion, garlic and fry until golden.
2) Add capsicum and fry for a while. Add rice and green chillies. Fry and add 4 cups of water and salt to taste. After one boil lower the flame and cook covered.
3) When 3/4th done open and add the saffron milk and cook further till done. Fluff with fork and serve hot.
We had with Dal fry.