Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Cumin Flavored Peas Rice ~ Lunch Box Special !

            Today's recipe is quick lunch box special recipe. I used the same spice masala which i used for my Aloo Paratha. To make this rice more healthy and tasty i added some finely chopped carrots and green capsicum. The end product was so yummy and flavorful, simple potato chips or papad goes best with this rice. Adjust spices to your taste and for kids serve this rice along with raitha/plain yogurt. I made this recipe for CWS- Peas event but because of my illness and holidays i couldn't able to post it in time. Any way i have some more event to share this recipe :) I think this is one of the best way to use Left Over Rice.Now to this simple and healthy recipe...

  1. Rice     1 and 1/2 cup cooked (i used basmati rice)
  2. Peas     1/2 cup
  3. Onion    1 large(finely chopped)
  4. Capsicum     1/4 cup(finely chopped)
  5. Carrot     1/2 medium(finely chopped)
  6. Tomato     1 small(finely chopped)
  7. Cilantro     2 tbsp(finely chopped)
  8. Salt    to taste
  9. Oil    1-2 tbsp
  10. Cumin seeds    1/2 tsp
  11. Turmeric Powder    1/4 tsp
To Roast n Grind
  1. Oil    few drops
  2. Dry Red chilli      2 no.s
  3. Coriander seeds    1 tsp
  4. Cumin seeds    1 tsp
  • Heat few drops oil in a pan, add red chili,cumin seeds n coriander seeds roast for a minute, cool and grind it a coarse powder n keep ready.
  • Cook rice and spread it in a wide plate/bowl and allow to cool completely.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet, add ground masala and cumin seeds wait till it splutter and add onions and capsicum and saute till it turns translucent.
  • Then add carrots and turmeric powder,saute for a minute.
  • After that add tomatoes and peas( i used frozen peas) stir well and cook in medium heat till peas get cooked.
  • Now add cooked rice , enough salt and combine the rice gently with the masala n vegs.
  • Lastly add some finely chopped cilantro,turn off the stove and keep rice covered for 2-3 minutes after that open, gently mix well.
  • That's it...Tasty Cumin flavored Rice was ready to serve/pack for your lunch box.


  1. Simple, easy and delicious! I love rice and any preparation of rice is welcome. This dish looks yummy!!!

  2. Nice preparation..luks very nice sangeetha!!Feels to have it now :)

  3. rice looks colorful and yummy!

  4. thank u 4 visiting my blog dear..n the peas rice looks really r so cool..

  5. Rice looks so flavorful and delicious,inviting recipe dear.....

  6. Wish you and your family a very Happy New Year.
    Very healthy, yummy and delicious rice. Wonderful presentation.

  7. That is very innovative and healthy lunch box packing Sangee. Thanks for linking it to the event.

  8. A very flavorful and yummy rice Sangee! Perfect for lunch box

  9. This is such a colourful rice preparation..if we could eat by eyes then I would have finished the whole plate by now..superb!

  10. Looks colourful n delicious rice...Interesting one.

  11. very delicious n colorful pulav...yummy

  12. Such a flavorful and colorful rice

  13. so simple n flavorful...loved it :-)

  14. My 1st visit here and am enjoying all these tasty posts.this rice looks wonderfully colourful and tasty. Pls link it with let's cook with left overs event at would be a perfect entry if you used left over rice.

  15. beautiful presentation, love the rice

  16. Rice looks super colourful and definitely flavourful,lovely presentation..

  17. Simple flavourful and colourful rice!

  18. what a colourful rice,looks inviting!!

  19. Really nice presentation. Delicious home-cooked food made with love and care! :)

  20. WOW very colorful and tempting rice!!

  21. This would surely make a delicious
    lunch box dish.


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