This is a perfect lunch box special recipe which is easy to cook and tastes delicious. Bell peppers and carrots add a nice flavour to the dish. 

Serves: 6

4 to 5 tbsp oil
1 cardamom, 1 cinnamon
2 onions
3 tbsp garlic ginger paste
2 tomatoes
2 carrots
2 bell peppers (1 yellow, 1 green)
2 tsp red chilli powder
1 ½ tsp garam masala powder
2 tsp salt
2 tbsp coconut paste
3 cups rice washed and soaked in water for ½ an hour
6 cups water
3 tbsp coriander leaves


First cut the carrots, bell peppers, tomatoes and onions into thin slices and set aside. Then heat oil in a pressure cooker, add onions, cardamom and cinnamon and sauté till onions turn golden. Then add garlic and ginger paste and sauté for a few minutes. Then add tomatoes, red chilli powder, garam masala and salt. Mix well and cook till oil starts separating. Then add carrots and bell peppers. Cook for a minute. Then add coriander leaves and coconut paste. Mix well and add drained rice and stir for a minute. Finally add water, close the lid and pressure cook for 10 minutes or up to 3 whistles. Serve hot.

Sending this to Healthy cooking challenge: healthy lunch event hosted by Kavi and started by Smitha


  1. lovely combo and an excellent recipe...looks truly inviting dear !!!

  2. luks fabulous.... an inviting rice

  3. hi amina, wow, i agree you suggested to eat it hot and YES i want to eat this with spicy fried chicken.
    many thanks for your visit and sweet comments and i wish for you great success in blogging too

  4. nice combo. will try for my hubby's lunch box :)

  5. Deliciously done,lovely combo as well..
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  6. This looks yummy and really great easy recipie.

  7. This looks lovely and delicious dish. Looks simple too.

  8. Another rice wonder!Well,my husband will be so glad that I'm checking out these lovely recipes.He is an absolute rice-freak and I would love to see the twinkle in his eyes when I will serve this awesome rice dish:)Wonderful dish!

  9. rice looks colorful and yummy!

  10. wow, the pics are so yummy, deliciious. Its my first time here. loved ur blog an dam following it. Do check out my site too..

  11. Lovely recipe Amina ....looks so nice and yummy:)


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