Basmathi/Raw rice- 2 cups
1/2 of each green, yellow , red and orange bellpeppers
green bellpepper-2 small ,cut into thin slices
onion-1 cut into thin strips
ginger-a small piece chopped finely
Turmeric powder- 1 0r 2 pinch
salt to taste
coriander leaves- a few chopped finely
copra (dry coconut)-2 tsp
red chilli- 1
coriander seeds- 1 tsp
channa dal-1 tsp
urad dal- 1tsp
cinnamon- a small piece
saunf- 1/4 tsp
slightly dry roast the dals alone and grind all this into a coarse powder.
mustard seeds- 1/4 tsp
chana dal- 1/4 tsp
peanuts- a few
cashews - a few
curry leaves- a few
Cook rice and set aside to cool down.
Heat oil in a pan and add all the items for seasoning. when the cashews and peanuts turn golden brown add chopped onions and ginger . Fry for sometime and when the onions become transparent add the sliced bellpeppers.
Fry for a couple of minutes in high heat and add the ground masala , salt and turmeric powder.
Fry till the oil comes out on top and then add the cooked Rice.
Mix well and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
Serve hot with chips and raita.
Sometimes instead of dry roasting the dals , I add a tsp of idli podi and it sure enhances the taste.