Capsicum rice recipe

Capsicum rice is a very tasty and delicious rice recipe made with capsicum and mild Indian spices. Peanuts and cashewnuts added to it make it more flavourful and yummy dish. Capsicum rice can be had on its own or best served with raita or papad. It is a delicious and sumptuous one pot meal and a perfect recipe for lunch box.


  • Cooked rice - 4 cups
  • Capsicum - 4 nos
  • Lemon - 1 no.
  • Grated jaggery - 2 tablespoons
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander seeds - 3 teapoons
  • Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Urad dal - 2 teaspoons
  • Chana dal - 2 teaspoons
  • Red chillies - 4 nos
  • Grated coconut - 3 tablespoons
  • Oil - 4 tablespoons
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Urad dal - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Chana dal - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Whole red chillies - 2 nos
  • Peanuts - 10 nos
  • Cashew nuts - 10 nos
  • 1 string of curry leaves


Step 1

HOW TO MAKE CAPSICUM RICE RECIPE Chop the capsicum into small pieces.

Step 2

Fry the dry masala ingredients with 1 teaspoon of oil, till light brown and grind to a fine powder.

Step 3

Heat remaining oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. Once the mustard seeds stops spluttering, add chana dal, urad dal, red chillies, peanuts, cashewnuts, curry leaves. Stir fry till light brown

Step 4

Add chopped capsicum pieces and sprinkle little water and close the pan with a lid. Cook till the capsicum pieces become soft and the excess water is absorbed fully.

Step 5

Add dry masala powder, salt, grated jaggery and cook for another one minute on a low flame.

Step 6

Add cooked rice and mix well till the rice becomes fully blended with the mixture.

Step 7

Switch off the flame. Add lemon juice and mix well.

Step 8

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve capsicum rice hot with raita or papad. IMG_4066

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