4 1- inchsBell Peppers- chopped into pieces (I used one each of red, yellow, orange & green peppers)
1Red Onion- medium, chopped
1tbspMasalaBiryani paste (I used Patak's brand) (optional)
1tspGaram Masalapowder (I used MTR brand)
1Cinnamon' stick - piece
Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pressure cooker, add all the spices and saute for 30 seconds until they are fragrant. Add onions and fry until reddish brown.
Add peppers and increase the flame to medium high. Fry the peppers till they turn slightly brown around the edges, about 5-8 minutes.
Add tomato puree, biryani masala paste (if using), garam masala, red chili powder and salt; mix well and cook for 2 minutes.
Add rice along with 2 1/2 cups of water (thats the measure I use for my basmati rice, it might change depending on the type of rice you are using). Cover and cook for 2 whistles on medium-high flame, should take about 8-10 minutes.