The Baby Corn and Capsicum Rice is so colourful that kids will immediately yearn to dig their spoons into the tiffin box when they see it! Not only is it visually appealing, but it appeases the appetite too as it contains a wholesome combination of rice and vegetables, flavoured excitingly with tangy tomato ketchup. This tiffin treat is very kid-friendly as it uses just a dash of pepper and chilli powder for spice, rather than chunks of ginger or green chillies that could bring tears to the young ones eyes! This lovely rice dish stays good for 4 to 5 hours, and can be carried for lunch by both kids and adults!
|cup chopped baby corn|
|cup chopped capsicum (red, yellow and green)|
|2 cups cooked long grained rice (basmati) or leftover rice (chawal)|
|1 tbsp oil|
|cup finely chopped onions|
|1 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)|
|4 tbsp tomato ketchup|
|1 tbsp tomato puree|
|tsp chilli powder|
|A pinch of sugar|
|Salt and freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch) to taste|
1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the onions and garlic and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
2. Add the babycorn and coloured capsicum and sauté on a medium flame for another 3 to 4 minutes.
3. Add the tomato ketchup, tomato purée, chilli powder and sugar, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.
4. Add the rice, salt and pepper, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
5. Serve and Enjoy!