Red and yellow bell pepper pilaf is a mild spiced, tasty one pot meal. It is ideal for lunch, dinner or brunch.

I often make variety of rice dishes and this one turned out delish, the subtle flavours was enchantingly good, we paired it with a curd based salad along with a curry.

The other rice dishes that I often make are Jeera Rice, Spring Onion and Corn Pulav, Veg Jadoh

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup basmati rice (measurement used: 1 cup =240 ml)
  • 2 onion
  • 1 red capsicum
  • 1 yellow capsicum
  • 3 tablespoon oil
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon pav bhaji masala
  • salt to taste
  • water
  • 1 teaspoon ghee
  • 8 cashew nut

Method:

  1. Wash the rice and soak it for fiften minutes.
  2. Cut the onion finely.
  3. Cut the capsicum into small squares.
  4. Grind ginger and garlic to a paste.
  5. Take oil in a pressure pan, add cumin and fennel to it. As they sizzle, put the onion and saute it, let it turn pale pink in colour.
  6. Put the ginger garlic paste and saute it for sometime, the raw smell should not be there.
  7. Now, add the capsicum pieces to it and saute it for two minutes.
  8. Add rice to it and gently mix them. Saute for two minutes.
  9. Add cumin powder, pav bhaji masala and chilli powder. Gently mix them.
  10. Add water and salt, give a stir.
  11. Close the lid and put the whistle. Cook it for one whistle. At this stage, you can put in the rice cooker if you wish.
  12. Turn off the stove after one whistle. When the pressure releases by itself, remove the lid and gently mix it.
  13. Roast the cashew nut in ghee and put it over the rice. Red and yellow bell pepper pilaf is ready to serve.

Red and Yellow Bell Pepper Pilaf

Red and yellow bell pepper pilaf is a mildly flavoured rice dish that is ideal for any lunch or dinner.

Course rice variety
Cuisine Indian
Keyword brunch, dinner ideas, lunch box recipes, lunch ideas, pilaf recipes, red and yellow bell pepper pilaf
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Standing time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Author jayashree

Ingredients

  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 2 onion
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel
  • 1 cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pav bhaji masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • salt
  • water
  • 3 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon ghee
  • 8 cashewnut

Instructions

  1. Wash and soak the rice for fifteen minutes.

  2. Cut the onion finely.

  3. Cut the bell pepper.

  4. Grind ginger and garlic to a fine paste.

  5. Put oil in a pressure pan, add cumin and fennel to it. As it sizzles, put onion and saute for sometime, until pink in colour.

  6. Now, add the ginger-garlic paste and saute for sometime. The raw smell should vanish.

  7. Put the bell pepper pieces to it and saute for sometime.

  8. Add the soaked rice and saute for two minutes.

  9. Put the spice powders to it, saute it, add water and salt. Give a stir.

  10. Close the lid and put the whistle. Turn off the stove after one whistle.

  11. Let the pressure release by itself.

  12. Roast the cashew nut in ghee. Gently mix the pilaf and top with roasted cashew nuts.

  13. Red and Yellow Bell Pepper Pilaf is ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

  • It can be prepared by direct method of cooking. 
  • You can make it in the rice cooker too. 
red and yellow bell pepper pilaf
red and yellow bell pepper pilaf

Take a tip:

  • You can cook the rice directly without keeping the whistle, keep it on low flame and one needs to keep a watch over it.
  • Fried paneer pieces can be added to it.

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red and yellow bell pepper pilaf
red and yellow bell pepper pilaf

Sending this to the fortnightly blog hop eith the theme ” Rice Affair at HW”. Do check out the other recipes by co-bloggers.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. Bell peppers and pav bhaji masala add a great flavours to this rice. cooking in pressure cooker makes it easy and great option for quick and light meals.

  2. Love this easy, flavorful and appealing bell pepper rice. Adding pav bhaji masala to the rice must have made it all the more delectable.

  3. The red and yellow bell pepper pilaf sounds flavorful! The addition of pav bhaji masala must have added a beautiful taste to the pulao! These one pot dishes are the savior. They not only taste delicious but also go well with almost anything.

  4. Red and Yellow Bell Pepper Pilaf looks so colorful and such a lovely way of using diff pepper in one dish 🙂 the pav bhaji masala added here must be adding the dish much flavor

  5. What a different way to make a pulao using just bell peppers. Just the kind of recipe to have at hand when not many veggies are available in the fridge. Love the colour and addition of a generous amount of cashew nuts.

  6. I love bell pepper pulao. Such a flavorful and delicious meal. You gave a nice twist with Pav Bhaji masala. It sounds great. I really like these kinds of quick pulao varieties. We can mix and match the vegetables and spice powders, however we want and yet it tastes heavenly.

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