The flavors are going to be of South India because of the usage of Sambar powder/masala and coconut.
This dish is a good one for lunch boxes as the ingredients used are healthy yet simple and kids will love it.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Serves : 4
Medium grain rice: 1.5 cups
Onion: 1 sliced
Tomato: 1 large chopped
Green pepper: 1/2 chopped
Green chilies: 3 chopped
Garlic: 2 cloves chopped
Curry leaves: 1 sprig
Cilantro/ coriander leaves: 1/2 cup chopped. ( small bunch)
Sambar masala/powder: 3 teaspoons
Coconut: 2 tablespoons shredded
Salt to taste
Lemon juice: 1 tablespoon
Cook rice and cool it off for 30 minutes.
Heat oil in a pan and add green chilies, garlic, curry leaves. Fry for 30 seconds. Add onion and green pepper and fry for 2 minutes. Add sambar powder, coconut, cilantro, salt and tomatoes, mix well and cook for 3 minutes. Add rice, mix well and cook for 2 minutes on low flame. Turn off the stove and add lemon juice and mix well.
Serve hot with raita.