Capsicum Masala Rice Recipe

Capsicum Rice Recipe

Whenever I go for vegetables shopping, I am tempted to buy capsicum because of their vibrant colors. We both like the flavors of bell peppers and so any recipe with bell peppers will be our favorite. Mostly I used to make panner capsicum curry or bell pepper chutney. So this time for a change made this capsicum masala rice. It turned out very colorful and tasty. This recipe can be prepared within 15 minutes if you already have cooked rice. I would prefer to cook this whenever I have some left over rice. It can be served with onion raita.

Capsicum Masala Rice Recipe

Capsicum Masala Rice
Preparation Time : 10 Minutes
Cooking Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : 2 -3


Capsicum (multicolor) 1 Cup (Chopped)
Basmati Rice 1 Cup
Peanuts 2 Tablespoons
Red Chillies 2 Nos
Channa Dhal 1 Teaspoon
Urad Dhal 1/2 Teaspoon
Cumin Seeds 1/2 Teaspoon
Turmeric Powder 1/4 Teaspoon
Lemon Juice 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
Oil / Ghee 1 Tablespoon

To Roast and Grind

Red Chillies 3 Nos
Pepper 1 Teaspoon
Cumin Seeds 1 Teaspoon
Fennel Seeds 1/4 Teaspoon
Coriander Seeds 1 Teaspoon
Channa Dhal 1 Teaspoon
Cinnamon 1 Small Stick
Cloves 3 Nos

Preparation Method
Add 1/2 teaspoon of oil in a pan and roast the ingredients specified under “ to roast and grind table” and allow it to cool down. Grind it to a fine powder and keep it ready.
Meanwhile soak basmati rice for 10 minutes and cook it by adding salt and 1.5 cups of water and keep it aside.
Capsicum Masala Rice Recipe Step 1
In a tawa add oil/ ghee and once it is hot, add red chillies, channa dhal, urad dhal and cumin seeds and fry till it turns into golden brown. Then add the roasted peanuts.
Capsicum Masala Rice Recipe Step 2
Add chopped capsicum, salt and turmeric powder. Cook for 3 minutes. Do not cook for longer as the capsicum may get mushy. Make sure that the capsicum is crunchy.
Capsicum Masala Rice Recipe Step 3
Add cooked rice and mix well.
Capsicum Masala Rice Recipe Step 4
Add the ground masala and mix so that it gets spread evenly throughout.
Capsicum Masala Rice Recipe Step 5
Finally turn off the flame and add lemon juice and give it a mix and serve hot.
Capsicum Masala Rice Recipe Step 6


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