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Capsicum rice recipe | easy lunch box recipes

by Jeyashri suresh
Capsicum rice is very simple to make  lunch box recipe. We all love this rice very much. I make this weekly once for kids lunch box and for hubby’s lunch box too. Try out this easy and  quick lunch box capsicum rice recipe. Check out my full collection of easy lunch box recipes.

Capsicum rice recipe

  Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 25 Mins |Serves: 2-3

    Basmati rice | raw rice   1 cup
    Capsicum   1 meidum size
    Onion   1
    Peanuts   1 tbslp (optional)
    Sambar powder  3 tsp 
    Ginger garlic paste  1/2 tsp
    Turmeric powder  1/4 tsp
    Salt  as needed
    Cumin seeds  1/4 tsp
    Oil  1 tblsp
    Coriander leaves  few
    Garam masala  1/2 tsp

capsicum rice

  • Wash the rice and soak it in water for 15 mins.
  • Cook the rice by adding 1 1/2 cups of water and half the salt.
  • When it is done, spread it in a plate and allow it to cool completely.
  • Heat a kadai and add the oil.
  • Throw in the cumin seeds,when it splutters add ginger garlic paste.
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  • Throw in the  chopped onions.
  • Fry till golden brown .
  • Add the Sambar powder, turmeric powder and salt to it and saute for a few minutes.
  • Finally add the kitchen king masala and the chopped capsicums and mix well.
  • After a minute, switch off the flame.
  • Make sure the capsicum should not be overcooked.
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  • Gently mix the rice to it.


  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve with onion raitha.

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Pavithra May 26, 2010 - 2:11 am

Beautiful rice.. I too love this sooo much.. the capsicum flavor in it wow I simply love it.

Premalatha Aravindhan May 26, 2010 - 2:29 am

Very colourful rice jeyashri,wounderful presentation too...

RAKS KITCHEN May 26, 2010 - 2:31 am

Lovely looking rice,very nice clicks! Will try soon!

Priti May 26, 2010 - 2:59 am

One of nice rice recipe from you...this looks delicious and nice pic..

admin May 26, 2010 - 3:07 am

thank u so much ladies.Thanks a lot for ur quick and encouraging comments.

Sushma Mallya May 26, 2010 - 3:16 am

colourful rice,looks really delicious jeyashri...using sambar powder is really a good idea...

sowmya's creative saga May 26, 2010 - 3:52 am

wow..the picture is so beautiful..so delicious..

Aruna Manikandan May 26, 2010 - 5:11 am

rice looks perfect and colourful dear...
lovely clicks 🙂

Priya May 26, 2010 - 8:43 am

Wat a beautiful and tempting rice, love capsicum in anything..awesome clicks Jeya..

Life is beautiful!!! May 26, 2010 - 9:27 am

Jayashree, wonderful click of ur creation. The rice looks very inviting. Thanks for this recipe.

பாஸ்கரன் சுப்ரமணியன் May 26, 2010 - 10:56 am

படிக்கும் போதே , உணவின் சுவையை உணரமுடிகிறது ..

அந்த படம் அருமை.

Jay May 26, 2010 - 11:09 am

very healthy recipe...beautifully presented dear.

Home Cooked Oriya Food May 26, 2010 - 12:10 pm

lovely presentation...
colorful yummy rice...

Vrinda May 26, 2010 - 12:51 pm

Very aromatic perfectly cooked rice...

Panchpakwan May 26, 2010 - 1:45 pm

Looks spicy and delicious rice.

Rachana Kothari May 26, 2010 - 3:05 pm

Whata flavourful and delicious rice dish!

priya May 26, 2010 - 3:44 pm

looks so nice n yummy, dear!

San May 26, 2010 - 3:51 pm

Flavorful n aromatic capsicum rice.I like it a lot jeyashri.Perfect for the lunch box dear.Inviting pic.

SS May 26, 2010 - 4:58 pm

The color of rice is just great..not really yellow and not that of green..great

SpicyTasty May 26, 2010 - 8:41 pm

capsicum rice looks so nice..nice clicks!!

Suman Singh May 27, 2010 - 2:24 am

first time here...nice blog with wonderful collections of recipes...capsicum rice looks very colorful and delicious...liked the pics...gr8!

srikars kitchen May 27, 2010 - 8:45 am

Rice looks fantastic & perfect.. thxs for visiting my site & ur lovely comment dear..

Nithya May 27, 2010 - 11:22 am

Yummy rice 🙂 looks really good and tempting 🙂 I like the flavor of capsicum a lot.

PranisKitchen May 28, 2010 - 3:27 am

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.

தக்குடுபாண்டி May 28, 2010 - 6:00 pm

//This time i really made it in a hurry ,so i coudn’t take stepwise pictures.// no probs akka, naanga adjst pannikkarom..;)

PS May 28, 2010 - 8:22 pm

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..

admin May 28, 2010 - 11:52 pm

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

Gulmohar May 29, 2010 - 12:05 am

This sure is a feast to both eyes and tongue 🙂 really beautiful !

sury May 29, 2010 - 3:44 am

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

PranisKitchen May 29, 2010 - 6:01 am

jayasri thanks for the response dear

knk May 30, 2010 - 7:18 am

lovs yummy lovely rice i like this delicious post

Padhu May 30, 2010 - 9:10 am

Yummy and tasty rice Jayashri

Chitra May 31, 2010 - 9:59 am

Hmm..looks yumm.never tried a rice with capsicum..must try..awesome click..

Jagruti જાગૃતિ June 1, 2010 - 4:14 pm

wow..what a treat to my eyes!! beautiful rice..I make too, but never added sambar powder..sure to try!!

GayathriRaj June 1, 2010 - 7:07 pm

Hey lovely rice. that color and the fluffy rice is really great one....nice to visit ur blog....
Following you... 🙂

Suhaina June 2, 2010 - 7:37 am

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.

RENU March 19, 2012 - 5:12 am

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.

sowmyabalakrishnan July 14, 2012 - 4:58 am

Hi.. tried capsicum rice.. came out very well .. Good one and thanks for posting 🙂

sowmyabalakrishnan July 14, 2012 - 4:58 am

Hi.. tried capsicum rice.. came out very well .. Good one and thanks for posting 🙂

sowmyabalakrishnan July 14, 2012 - 4:59 am

Hi.. tried capsicum rice.. came out very well.. thanks for publishing!

RP October 21, 2012 - 10:42 am

Too good...! Tried this recipe...! Came out really well..! Thank you Jayashree....!

Ramya's World January 31, 2013 - 7:27 am

Healthy and nice recipe..

Kiruthi July 18, 2013 - 6:26 am

Very nice jeyashree thank u

Kiruthi July 18, 2013 - 6:29 am

Very nice .very tasty

anukkan2 October 12, 2013 - 5:08 pm

What is best about this is its simplicity. I tried this and liked it a lot. Indeed a good lunch box recipe...

preetha nagarajan May 28, 2014 - 8:30 am

tried it today... tastes wow 🙂 😛 yummy recipe

Rashmitha Laxmi October 13, 2015 - 1:02 am

Hi what is the substitute for kitchen king masala

jeyashri suresh October 13, 2015 - 7:26 am

Any garam masala you can use. I have mentioned in the ingredients table too. Thank you so much

Diya I August 22, 2016 - 5:03 pm



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