I make it a point to have rice for lunch....coz i need the energy to run after my 1 1/2 year old daughter!! At home with rice we normally eat sambar or rasam or ..if its non veg....its either a chicken curry or fish curry.   
                 So inspired by sangee vijay's lunch box special I decided to eat healthy and make my task much easier by cooking veggies and rice in 1 dish! nice!!! :)

1 cup basmathi rice, washed, boiled and drained
2 tbsp Oil
2 elaichis
2 cardamoms
1 small piece cinnamon
1 big onion, sliced thinly
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
2 big green or red chilli, de seeded and chopped
1 capsicum (any colour), de seeded and chopped into small pieces
a pinch turmeric powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp chilli powder (or as required)
1 tsp corriander powder
a handful of pudina

  •  Add oil to a wok. When its hot add the elaichi, cardamoms and cinnamon
  • Add onions. Stir til golden brown. Add the chillies and stir
  • Add ginger garlic paste. stir
  • Add the capsicum and stir for a minute
  • add the turmeric, cumin, chilli and corrainder powder and stir\
  • add salt and pudina
  • stir on low heat for a few minutes till all the ingredients come together.
  • add the drained rice and stir.

  •  tastes good with a simple cucumber and onion raita 


  1. wow...yummy n colorful pulao

  2. Flavorful and delicious pulao..

  3. Fantastic lunch box menu. nice version

  4. A healthy, colorful and flavorful pulao

  5. Delicious & yummy!!! First time here & i'm really loving your page. Your clicks makes the dishes more tempting!! So glad to follow you :)