I find myself making one pot meals very frequently these days. It is mainly to adapt to the busy schedule. These meals are easy to make and also help use up my pantry items.
I made this simple delicious rice last week. I had some left over dal from previous day. So I thought it would be a great combination. I used red bellpepper (red capsicum) which is milder compared to green ones. Green ones also can be used for a stronger flavor. The saffron and cumin seeds give a nice flavor to the rice.
1 cup basmati rice
1 tea spn cumin seeds
8-10 strands saffron soaked in 1 tbl spn warm milk
1/2 cup bellpepper (capsicum)
A pinch turmeric
1 tea spn chopped garlic
1/2 cup onion
4 green chillies
Heat ghee and add cloves, cinnamon, cardamom. Then add cumin seeds, onion, garlic. Fry till the onions turn brownish.
Add capsicum, rice, green chillies, salt, turmeric. Fry for 2-3mins.
Add salt, about 2 cups water (approx). Cover and cook till 3/4th done.
Open the lid and add the saffron milk. Mix well. Close and cook till done.
Serve hot on its own or with a simple dal.
Serves : 2
Preparation time : 20mins