Capsicum Rice (Capsicum Masala Bath)

I am becoming a fan of variety rice these days, for the main reason of easily putting it together for lunch and tasty rice in a jiffy. I made this rice for hubby to pack it up, it was a quite different recipe with the masala powder in it which is sure an interesting twist.

Capsicum Rice Recipe

Capsicum Rice Recipe - Ingredients
  • Cooked Rice - 1 cup (I used basmati rice)
  • Capsicum - 1/2 cup( I used green and red capsicum)
  • Coconut - 1 tbsp
  • Roasted Peanuts - 1 tsp(optional)
  • Coriander leaves - 1 tsp chopped
  • Oil - 2 tsp
  • Salt - as required
To temper:
  • Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Urad Dhal - 1/2 tsp
  • Channa Dhal - 1/2 tsp
  • Red Chillies - 2
  • Curry leaves - few
To roast and grind to make the masala powder:
  • Cinnamon - 1/4 inch piece
  • Red Chillies - 2
  • Jeera - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander seeds - 1.5 tsp
  • Urad Dhal - 1 tsp
  • Channa Dhal - 1.5 tsp

Capsicum Rice Recipe

1. Dry roast the ingredients listed under 'to roast and grind' to golden brown and grind it to a fine powder.
Capsicum Rice Recipe - Step1
2.In a tawa heat oil add the ingredients under 'to temper' and saute then add coconut and saute until slightly browned.
Capsicum Rice Recipe - Step2

3. Then add the capsicum and saute for 2mins. Then add the masala powder , required salt and cooked rice.
Cook rice with grains separated. The ratio I use is 1 cup rice : 1.5 cups of water for presoaked rice for 30mins. Pressure cook it for 3 whistles in medium flame. Once pressure releases, open and fluff it with a fork.
Capsicum Rice Recipe - Step3

4.Mix well until the masalas and capsicum is well blended with rice. Then add peanuts and coriander leaves chopped.
Capsicum Rice Recipe - Step4

This is a bit of spicy kind of variety rice, so its best when served warm with raita and chips.

Capsicum Rice Recipe
My Notes:
  • You can skip peanuts and add roasted cashews too.
  • You can skip cinnamon if you dont like the flavour.
  • The masala powder keeps well even for 2-3 weeks so you can make it well in advance and store it.
  • It was a bit spicy for our taste buds, so the spice level can be adjusted to your preference.
Capsicum Rice Recipe

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