Capsicum Biryani Recipe

I love the fragrance of Bell peppers when they are sautéed along with the onions and had always wanted to make a Biryani using them. The whole house is fragrant with the Satyam Basmathi Rice that I used. Chopped up two of the Bell peppers from Kedia Organics, used Vegetable Biryani Masala of Single spoon spices to spice it up and served it with a mixed vegtable Raita. It is simply divine!

Ingredients :

  • 250 gms Basmathi Rice
  • 2 Green Bell peppers
  • 3 onions
  • 7 flakes garlic
  • 2 inch piece of ginger
  • 8 green chillies
  • 2 tsps Biryani Masala
  • 3 tbsps Ghee /clarified butter
  • 3 tbsps Oil
  • 1 tsp Jeera/Cumin seeds
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Salt
  • 350 ml water kept boiling.

Method :

Wash and soak the Basmathi rice for 15 minutes. Drain and keep aside. Slice the onions and Bell Pepper lengthwise. Grate the ginger and garlic. Mince the green chillies. Heat the ghee and oil mixture in a pressure cooker. Add the jeera and after it splutters add the sliced onions, green chillies, ginger and garlic. Sauté till the onions turn translucent. Drop in the Bell pepper, salt and the Biryani Masala. Toss for a couple of minutes and then tip in the drained rice. Sauté for a minute, and pour in the boiling water. Mix, cover and pressure cook to one whistle. Serve with Raita.

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