Capsicum Rice


I usually prepare Capsicum rice with onion , ginger garlic paste, whole garam masala etc. When my mom visited us she prepared Capsicum rice with curry powder, and I loved it.  I frequently use green bell peppers for preparing this but one day was out of it, and tried with mini peppers. This colorful rice will be a kids favorite lunch box menu.

Capsicum Rice

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 30 mins | Serves : 3

Category: Entree

Ingredients :

Cooked Rice – 2 cup (I used regular rice but bastmati rice can also be used)

Mini Sweet peppers – 10 (I used 4 red, 4 yellow and 2 orange, to make it colorful:-))

Roasted peanuts – 1/4 cup

Asofoetida – a generous pinch

Turmeric powder – a pinch

Salt – as needed

Oil – 1 tsp

To temper:

Sesame Oil – 1/2 tsp

Mustard seeds -1/4 tsp

Channa dal – 1 tsp

Curry leaves – 1 sprig

Spice Powder:

Channa Dal  – 1 tbsp

Coriander seed – 1 tbsp

Dry Red Chilli – 3 (According to your spice level)



  • Cook rice with 1:2 water for 2 whistles, and after the steam is naturally released, spread the rice in a wide pan
  • Dry roast all the ingredients mentioned under “Spice Powder’ till they are golden brown. Switch off and set aside. Once they come to room temperature grind it without adding water
  • Add 1 tsp  of oil to the pan and saute the bell peppers  with salt, until they are cooked
  • Add 1/2 tsp of oil and add the mustard seeds, urad dal, channa dal, asofetida, curry leaves and peanuts till they become golden brown, and add the tempering to the cooked bell peppers and keep aside


  • Add the cooked rice, spice powder, peanuts to the peppers and mix well. Check for the seasoning and add salt if required.



My Notes:

  • You can use regular green capsicum instead of mini peppers

44 thoughts on “Capsicum Rice

  1. Sona S March 24, 2015 at 3:04 AM Reply

    delicious and flavorful capsicum rice..

  2. Rachnas Kitchen March 23, 2015 at 6:42 PM Reply

    Looking delicious, colorful recipe.

  3. Sundari March 21, 2015 at 10:53 AM Reply

    yummy and colorful rice!!

  4. shobha March 21, 2015 at 5:24 AM Reply

    Looks superb!

  5. marudhuskitchenm March 21, 2015 at 12:33 AM Reply

    lovely colourful rice..super yumm

  6. Charanya March 20, 2015 at 6:54 PM Reply

    I have never liked capsicums but now, trying not to say no to anything that’s vegan. Can’t wait to try this

  7. swathi March 20, 2015 at 6:33 PM Reply

    Capsicum rice is really colorful my kids will love it.

  8. apsara March 20, 2015 at 5:24 PM Reply

    Nice blend with the ground masala! Love the no-onion version, a good change. 🙂

  9. spiceinthecity March 20, 2015 at 1:14 PM Reply

    Yummy Vidya! Looks so vibrant & delicious!

  10. coconutcraze March 20, 2015 at 10:42 AM Reply

    Rice in any form is always welcome! Nice twist here!

  11. The Champa Tree March 20, 2015 at 10:07 AM Reply

    Now this one looks delicious. We are big time rice eater. Will try..

  12. dsupriyareddy March 20, 2015 at 8:08 AM Reply

    very colorful and looks yummy.

  13. sarithakumbakkara March 20, 2015 at 6:30 AM Reply

    Nice combination of bright coloured veggies! Looks yummy!

  14. farin ahmed March 20, 2015 at 4:53 AM Reply

    Superb and colorful rice dear

  15. Chitra Jagadish March 20, 2015 at 2:13 AM Reply

    Looks colourful and flaborsome- love it V… 🙂

  16. Malar March 20, 2015 at 12:29 AM Reply

    Looks super colorful Vidya!!!! Awesome 🙂

  17. Vasantha Vivek March 20, 2015 at 12:16 AM Reply

    Colorful ,,, Yummy ,,,

  18. arnedehn March 19, 2015 at 10:33 PM Reply

    Looks so good !

  19. andy March 19, 2015 at 8:01 PM Reply

    so colorful !! 🙂

  20. LifestyleswithLia March 19, 2015 at 6:59 PM Reply

    Wow this looks delicious!

  21. A Cookbook Collection March 19, 2015 at 6:16 PM Reply

    Yum! This looks really good

  22. srividhya March 19, 2015 at 5:48 PM Reply

    Adding curry powder sounds interesting.. very colorful dish.

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