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Capsicum rice recipe

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This is one of the staple lunch box recipes at my home. I pack this once a week for kid’s lunch as well as for my husband too. If you have cooked rice ready then you can make this in a jiffy. Capsicum is a very flavourful vegetable. We get this in 3 colors, red, green, and yellow. I always buy the green capsicum. But after moving to Hongkong we get all the 3 colors in one pack.

I use the red capsicum for making pasta sauce, chutney, or dip. The green capsicum is mostly used for making Indian-style recipes. Somehow, I don’t like the yellow capsicum. I sometimes use it in rice or kadai paneer.

I used sambar powder for making this recipe, you can use red chili powder and coriander powder too. My mom used to make fresh curry podi and use it for making capsicum rice. I have posted a version of millet capsicum rice, in that version we use idli milagai podi. If you are a big fan of idli podi, then I highly recommend you to check out that rice.

Also check out our kids-friendly lunch box recipes Carrot rice, cauliflower masala rice, butter corn rice, peas masala rice, cabbage rice recipe

 

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Capsicum rice recipe

Easy and quick lunch box recipe
Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword easy lunch recipes, lunch box recipes, South Indian lunch recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 1
Author Jeyashri suresh

Ingredients

  • 1 capsicum
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • ½ cup uncooked basmati rice or 2 cups cooked basmati rice
  • 1.5 tsp sambar powder
  • 2 tbsp peanuts
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt as needed

Instructions

  • Cook the basmati rice in pressure cooker for 3-4 whistles by adding 1 cup of water.
  • Spread this in a plate and keep it aside.
  • In a pan add oil and add the peanuts.
  • Saute for a minute and add the onions.
  • Add little salt and saute this till it becomes translucent.
  • Now add the ginger garlic paste.
  • Saute till the raw smell of the ginger garlic paste goes off.
  • Now add in the chopped capsicum. I used green capsicum.
  • You can used mixed color of capsicum.
  • Add the sambar powder, garam masala, turmeric powder and salt.
  • Mix well and cook this for 2-3 minutes in low flame.
  • Let the capsicum be crunchy.
  • If you feel the mixture is dry, sprinkle 1 tbsp of water and cook.
  • Now add in the cooked rice.
  • Mix well evenly.
  • Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.
  • Capsicum rice is ready.
  • Pair this with simple onion raita or any vegetable of your choice.
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Notes

1. You can use basmati rice or sona masoori rice or par boiled rice too.
2. Capsicum rice can be packed for lunch box along with potato fry or kovakkai fry
  • Cook the basmati rice in a pressure cooker for 3-4 whistles by adding 1 cup of water.
  • Spread this on a plate and keep it aside.
capsicum rice
  • In a pan add oil and add the peanuts.
  • Saute for a minute and add the onions.
  • Add little salt and saute this till it becomes translucent.
  • Now add the ginger garlic paste.
  • Saute till the raw smell of the ginger garlic paste goes off.
capsicum rice
  • Now add in the chopped capsicum. I used green capsicum.
  • You can used mixed color of capsicum.
capsicum rice
  • Add the sambar powder, garam masala, turmeric powder, and salt.
capsicum rice recipe
  • Mix well and cook this for 2-3 minutes on low flame.
  • Let the capsicum be crunchy.
  • If you feel the mixture is dry, sprinkle 1 tbsp of water and cook.
capsicum rice recipe
  • Now add in the cooked rice.
  • Mix well evenly.
  • Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.
capsicum rice recipe
  • Capsicum rice is ready.
  • Pair this with simple onion raita or any vegetable of your choice.

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49 COMMENTS

  1. omg look at the rice how perfectly done it da.super dear.pls tell me which basmati brand u used?
    Capsicum rice looks so delicious what a simple one..really yummy sometime i prefer this so easy na.

  2. Hi jayashree, first time here. Loved your colorful capsicum rice, especially the green color popping here and here looks very nice. glad to follow you..

  3. thanks all for ut comments
    @pranis kitchen: i use ALQUILA brand basmathi rice and india gate brand also works out nice for me.
    @thakkudupandi thanks for ur adjustment this time.will surely make it up next time

  4. I came via thakkudu blog
    capsicum rice ? Will it suit an old man's stomach? I dont know. But I really cant help but take a mouthful of it,as the occasion demands.
    subbu thatha

  5. I think I am the last one to comment on ur post.
    Adding Sambar pwd is something very new to me. It would have a nice aroma I suppose. I usually make fried rice in this manner only. But u have given an entirely new twist o this rice by adding sambar pwd and kitchen king masala, Sure I will try next time and will let u know. U have done a very good job and the rice has come out so well. Wonderful clicks too dear.
    Which brand Sambar pwd do u use?? Because i make my own sambar pwd.

  6. hi jeyashree
    i have made capsicum rice 3-4 times…n i simply loved….its nice n easy to make.thanks a lot for the recipe…my family loves this rice.
    jayanthi

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