- Raw Rice – 1 cup
- Capsicum – 1 No
- Kondai Kadalai – 1/4 cup
- Onion – 1 small size
- Bengal gram dhal – 1 teaspoon
- Urad Dhal – 1 teaspoon
- Oil – 4 or 5 teaspoons
- Mustard – Half teaspoon
- Curry leaves – few
- Rice Mix Powder – 1 tablespoon
- Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste
Soak kondai kadalai for 8 to 10 hours and pressure cook it for three to four whistles. Drain the excess water and keep aside.
Cook rice till soft (But not mushy). Put it in a plate or broad vessel and spread it. Sprinkle one or two teaspoon oil over it.
Chop the onion finely. Cut capsicum lenthwise into small pieces.
In a kadai put the oil and when it is hot add mustard. When it pops up, add Bengal gram dhal, Urad dhal and fry till the dhals turn light brown. Add chopped onion and curry leaves and fry till onion turns trasparant. Add capsicum pieces and fry for one minute. Now add cooked kondai kadalai along with a pinch of salt and stir it. Then add cooked rice, Rice Mix Powder along with salt and mix gently.
Note: Instead of Kondai Kadalai, you can add a handful of ground Nut / Pea Nut or cashew nuts.
If you do not have Rice Mix Powder in stock, just fry one teaspoon each of bengal gram dhal, urad dhal, coriander seeds, two red chillies, a small piece of cinnamon stick and a clove in a teaspoon of oil and powder it. Add to the rice and mix it.