Kudai-Milagai Saadham, Kodaimilagai Saadham. Simla Mirchi Ki Chaawal. Simla Mirchi Rice.
When it comes to anything that is named ‘Chili Peppers’, please count me in. I am all crazy for that ‘Hot Spice’! Whether you’re crazy like me or not…try to include ‘chilies’ or at least these ‘Bell peppers’ in your diet. Since these peppers aren’t that Hot, hope some of you will appreciate it.
The capsaicin present in it helps to kill cancerous tumours. Most of the people think chilies contribute a lot for stomach ulcer! Actually it isn’t…In fact ‘capsaicin’ is good for ulcers! It also reduces cholesterol, pain associated with arthritis, diabetes, muscle and joint problems. The colored peppers(Yellow, Orange, Red) are loaded with Vitamin A & C, can you believe it, more than Orange fruit!! Capsicum also releases ‘Endorphins’ in the body…that makes us feel ‘all excited’!!! Eat good, feel Happy!!!
To Be Toasted Each Separately And Powdered Together:
Coriander seeds 2 spoons
Chana dal 2 spoons
Urad dal 2 spoons
Dry red chilies 6
Fenugreek seeds 1-2 spoons
Whole black pepper 1 spoon
Cinnamon 2 sticks
Cumin seeds 1 spoon
Dry coconut grated 1/4 cup
Black Sesame seeds 2 spoons
Long Grained Rice/Basmathi 1 cup
Ghee few spoons
Capsicum/Bell Peppers 4 sliced/chopped
Turmeric powder 1/4 spoon
Tamarind paste 1/4 spoon/ lemon juice few spoons(I used lemon)
Ghee few spoons.
Ghee few spoons
Mustard 1/2 spoon
Cumin 1/2 spoon
Asafoetida 1/2 spoon
Curry leaves few
Dry red chilies 3.
In a pressure cooker, cook rice along with salt and few spoons of ghee. When it is done…spread the rice in a wide tray. Fluff the rice with fork. Allow this to cool down to room temperature.
In a wide, heavy bottomed skillet, heat oil. Stir-in sliced capsicum…add salt, turmeric and lemon juice. Fry them till they are tender.
Now add powdered spices too. Let them get fried well. When the raw smell of the spices is gone and oil shows up on sides, remove from heat.
Now mix this spicy capsicum masala with rice. Let the rice get well coated with oil.
In a separate pan, heat ghee. Add seasoning ingredients one by one. Wait till they pop and splutter.
Now run this over the rice. Mix them once again thoroughly.
Serve warm as a main dish for lunch. Enjoy!