Millet Capsicum rice | Easy lunch box recipes

Millet capsicum rice recipe,with video. Millet capsicum rice with Idli Molagapodi, a perfect lunch box recipe. Recently when we went for a day trip to a nearby island with friends,one of them was casually sharing about this Capsicum rice with idli molagapodi. It was quite interesting and i immediately tried it the next day and posted in Jeyashris kitchen Instagram. The recipe uses Varagu millet and you can replace with any millet of your choice. You can replace millet with rice too. The flavour of the molagapodi pairs very well with the rice and millet. I have already posted Capsicum rice recipe using Sambar powder.  Check out my collection of Millet recipes from Jeyashri's kitchen.
Millet capsicum rice



Millet Capsicum rice 
Millet Capsicum rice

Recipe Cuisine: IndianRecipe Category: Lunch | Dinner
Prep Time: 10 mins   |  Cook time: 25 mins serves: 1 | Author:
     Varagu | Kodo millet  1/4 cup
     Capsicum  3 tbslp (chopped)
     Onion  1
     Oil  3 tsp
     Mustard 1/4 tsp
     Peanuts  1 tblsp
     Curry leaves  few
     Red chili powder  1/2 tsp
     Idli molagapodi 1 and 1/4 tsp
     Salt as needed
     Garam masala  1/4 tsp
     Ghee 1 tsp
Method:
  • Cook the millet in 1/4 cup of water in pressure cooker for 3-4 whistles.
  • Fluff the rice and spread it in a plate.
  • In a pan add oil and add in the mustard seeds, urad dal and peanuts.
  • Saute till the dal turns golden brown.
  • Add the onions now. Finely chop the onions for the capsicum rice.
  • Saute till the onions turn translucent.
  • Add finely chopped capsicum. You can add any color capsicum of mix of tri color capsicum too.
  • Cook for 2 mins. Ensure that the capsicum is crunchy.
  • Add the red chili powder, salt, garam masala and molagapodi one by one.
  • Saute in a low flame for 2 minutes.
  • Now add the cooked millets. You can replace millets with rice too.
  • Mix well.
  • Add the ghee and switch off the flame.
  • Capsicum podi rice is ready to serve. You can pack this for lunch box too.
                                      Video of How to make Millet Capsicum rice
                
                    





Millet capsicum rice
Method with Step wise pictures:
  • Cook the millet in 1/4 cup of water in pressure cooker for 3-4 whistles.
  • Fluff the rice and spread it in a plate.
  • In a pan add oil and add in the mustard seeds, urad dal and peanuts.
  • Saute till the dal turns golden brown.

capsicum podi rice 1
  • Add the onions now. Finely chop the onions for the capsicum rice.
  • Saute till the onions turn translucent.
millet capsicum rice 2
  • Add finely chopped capsicum. You can add any color capsicum of mix of tri color capsicum too.
  • Cook for 2 mins. Ensure that the capsicum is crunchy.
millet capsicum rice 3
  • Add the red chili powder, salt, garam masala and molagapodi one by one.
  • Saute in a low flame for 2 minutes.
millet capsicum rice 4
  • Now add the cooked millets. You can replace millets with rice too.
  • Mix well.
millet capsicum rice 5
  • Add the ghee and switch off the flame.
  • Capsicum podi rice is ready to serve. You can pack this for lunch box too.
Capsicum podi rice
Notes:
  1. Add molagapodi according to your spice level. 
  2. Ensure that the millet is cooked separate grains. Do no cook it mushy.
  3. Do not skip the ghee,it gives an awesome flavor to the millet capsicum rice. 


    
  

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