Seduce Your Tastebuds

Seduce Your Tastebuds

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Paneer Capsicum Rice

Today's post for Blogging Marathon #13 is a simple rice dish. Diet in the postpartum period has to be subtly flavored. Strong flavors are not suited for the mother as well as the infant. This rice fits the bill perfectly. It is also easy to prepare and provides the nutrients as well.

You need:

Paneer- 150 grams,cubed
Cooked rice - 1 bowlful
Capsicum- 1/2 a small one, sliced
Onion- 1, sliced
Garlic- 2 pods, grated
Cumin seeds- 1 teaspoon
Freshly ground pepper powder- 1 teaspoon
Oil- 2 teaspoons
Salt to taste

  1. Heat oil in a pan and put in cumin seeds.
  2. When it splutters add the paneer cubes and let it brown on the sides. Toss gently so that the cubes don not break.
  3. Next in goes onion,garlic,capsicum,salt and saute till the capsicum is almost done.
  4. Put in the cooked rice and mix well.
  5. Add the pepper powder,mix well and cover and cook on low flame for a few minutes for the flavors to blend.
  6. Remove from heat and serve hot....

Note :

  • Usually left over rice is not served to the new mother.So use freshly steamed rice.
  • Instead of ready made pepper powder, freshly ground pepper powder gives a better flavor to the dish.
Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#13


Earlier in this series of 'Postpartum Diet' that is a part of Blogging Marathon #13-


PostPartum period - An Introduction
Nutritional need in Postpartum Period
Postpartum Diet


Manathakkali Vatral Podi
Moongdal-Garlic Rasam
Paneer Ajwain Paratha and Vegetable Dal

Bon Appetit...


  1. Paneer-Capsicum rice looks very inviting!!! These are a real treat during postpartum period!! all i have tasted is sutta puli rasam and sometimes thogayal!!!!

  2. Yuumy rice. Love the flavours.

  3. I am amazed by the energy you have to blog now .. hats off. lovely rice combo

  4. Perfect one pot meal:) Yummy and healthy!

  5. very mildly flavored one..perfect for a new mom!

  6. looks yummy, its strange that my mom and grand mom barred me from having capsicum post my son's birth.

  7. welcome back PJ... Th erice looks fantastic..i would love to have it myself!

  8. As Priya said, in the first few weeks, what I got to eat was some limited stuff.
    Seems like you are being served with all yummy stuff. :)

  9. Paneer is my all time fav.. The rice looks great


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