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Capsicum rice recipe | easy lunch box recipes

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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  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.


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