Capsicum Rice – Capsicum Masala Rice

June 11, 2015 Bell Pepper/CapsicumLunch Box MenuRice Varieties  15 comments

Rice varieties are always a breeze to make, perfect for lunch box. This Capsicum Rice is a simple and flavourful rice variety. I saw this in a tv show and tweaked it a bit to suit our taste buds. If u have cooked rice ready, this Capsicum Rice can be made in a jiffy. So this can be also made with left-over rice. It does not need any side dish as such, a simple raita would do.

Now to the recipe…




[Preparation Time-10 mins : Cooking Time- 20 mins]


  • Basmati Rice – 1 cup
  • Capsicum/Bell Pepper – 1 cup (I used 1 capsicum each of green and yellow)
  • Onion – 2
  • Mustard – 1 tsp
  • Jeera/Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Oil – 3 tbsp
  • Salt – as needed

For the Masala Powder:

  • Red Chillies – 3 to 4
  • Coriander seeds – 1.5 tbsp
  • Chana Dal – 1 tbsp
  • Jeera – 1 tsp
  • Pepper – 5 to 6
  • Urad Dal – 1 tsp
  • Peanuts – 1 tbsp





  • Take basmati rice and wash it once. Add 1 1/4 cups of water and pressure cook for 1 whistle and simmer it for 5 mins. Switch off the flame.

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  • Heat a pan and dry roast all the ingredients mentioned under ” Masala Powder” until light brown and u get a nice aroma. Let it cool down and grind it into a coarse powder.

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  • Heat a pan with oil and temper with mustard and cumin seeds. To this add sliced onions and saute until transparent. Now add sliced capsicum and saute until soft yet crunchy. Now add the ground masala powder.

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  • Add salt and mix well. Finally add the cooked rice and mix it with light hands so that all the flavours blend well.

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Thats it!! Flavourful and yummy Capsicum Rice is ready!!

Serve hot!!





  1. I have used Basmati Rice. U can use normal rice too.
  2. While dry roasting for the masala powder, u can add whole spices like cloves, cinnamon, elaichi. Or instead u can add a tsp of garam masala powder too.
  3. U can skip peanuts if u dont prefer the nutty flavour and add cashews instead.

15 comments to Capsicum Rice – Capsicum Masala Rice

  • padma  says:

    Very delicious and healthy masala rice with vibrant colours:)

  •  says:

    This capsicum masala rice is looking really delicious. Love the pictures !!

  • Sony's Kitchen  says:

    Looks delicious rice !!

  • Moumita Malla  says:

    Looks so tempting. .I just love the aroma of capsicum

  • Praba Bubesh  says:

    I love the fresh powders you make in recipes..really enhances the flavors of recipes…looks bright and awesome..

  • gayathri  says:

    capsicum rice looks delicious

  • Nalini Somayaji  says:

    delicious and simply superb capsicum rice….

  • Hema  says:

    Love this colorful and delicious capsicum rice..

  • kushi  says:

    I loved the masala powder dear. tasty and delicious rice recipe

  • Shobha  says:

    Innovative & delicious rice………….love to try.

  • traditionallymodernfood  says:

    Rice looks colorful and tasty.. Should try your version soon

  • Suja  says:

    So simple yet flavourful and delicious !

  • Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen  says:

    These Capsicum rice look truly delicious and inviting!

  • Akhila  says:

    This is an amazing recipe… My family is not a fan of capsicum… But I tried the same recipe with beans and carrot and its a hit! Thank you!

  • Fatima Nayani  says:

    Very tempting! Bookmarking this

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