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Capsicum Rice (Bell Pepper Rice)

- Submitted by Dahlia on 28th Apr 2011

(Kudamilagai Sadam, Variety Rice with Capsicum)

Capsicum Rice

Today I am going to share a recipe which I recently learnt from one of my friend that she made for our quarterly potluck. Many a times, I feel how nice it would be for one day, if I just did not have to cook and someone else cooks and serves me something mouthwatering and tasty. It is one of those days when I miss my mother’s pampering towards me. Now, these days, I find a similar sort of solace when we have our get together. Thank you friends, all of you make my life beautiful. In our last get together, my friend Gayathri made this yummy, colorful and easy one pot rice meal using all the varieties of capsicum. The spicy and flavorful rice accompanied with onion raita was just amazing and out of the world. The flavor of capsicum along with the crunchiness of cashews or peanut is loved across all age groups. It also makes to be an excellent option for a lunch box recipe for children since it is easy to make in busy mornings and it is so colorful that children will finish their boxes to the last bite. Pack this yummy dish to school this week and watch your kids drool over you completely.

Recipe for Capsicum (Bell Pepper) Rice

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Serves: 4-6


  • Rice - 2 cups
  • Capsicum (Bell Pepper) - 2 (chopped/sliced) - (I've used 1/2 of each colored bell pepper - green, orange, yellow and red)
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Cashew Nuts (or Peanuts) - 1 tbsp
  • Oil/Ghee - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Cilantro - handful (finely chopped)

To Powder

  • Coriander Seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Urad Dal - 1 tbsp
  • Dry Red Chilies - 4 (or as needed)
  • Curry Leaves - 1 spring
  • Grated Coconut - 1.5 tbsp (You can also use 1 tbsp of Sesame Seeds instead)


  1. Cook the rice separately. Spread it in a tray and let it cool.
  2. Dry roast all the ingredients under 'To Powder'. Cool it and make a powder.
  3. Heat ghee in a pan and splutter the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, cashew nuts (or peanuts) and curry leaves.
  4. Add the chopped capsicum pieces and saute till it becomes little soft.
  5. Add the spice powder, turmeric powder and required salt. Fry for a minute.
  6. Add the cooked rice and fry everything together till each rice grain is nicely coated with the spice powder.
  7. Check and adjust the salt and other seasonings. Switch off.

    Capsicum Rice Preparation Step

  8. Garnish with finely chopped cilantro and sliced colorful bell peppers.

    Capsicum Rice Preparation Step

Serving Capsicum Rice

  • This rice has so much flavor by itself, it can be served with some raita and potato chips.
  • It also goes very well with any non veg and veg side-dishes.

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Comments (17)

Person Priya.s   (February 5, 2016)
Hi.I had tried this today morning. And it was simply superb. I really loved it.It tases very nice.i have just added some onions and till seeds instead of coconut powder and same procedure as above.Thank you for your receipe
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (February 5, 2016)
Thats nice to hear Priya.
Person Jo   (November 10, 2015)
Wow, I tried this recipe today n it tasted yummmmm. An excellent one for those in hurry !!! Simple food but tastes great with its humble flavours
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (November 12, 2015)
Thanks dear.
Person rajyam   (August 3, 2014)
I tried it today...its sooo easy..
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (August 5, 2014)
Hope you liked it...
Person manya   (June 8, 2014)
I cook this dish quite frequently for my family
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (June 8, 2014)
Good. Its a very tasty dish.
Person chaithra s   (December 4, 2013)
super mam
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (December 4, 2013)
Thank You.
Person chaithra s   (December 4, 2013)
wow super mam
Person Vandhena   (August 13, 2012)
I tried it today .. Really nice .. Thank you so much
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (December 4, 2013)
Thanks for trying and posting your comments.
Person YAMUNA JAI GANESH   (July 27, 2012)
I tried it today... It is so yummy... Healthy also.... Thanks a lot.... Appreciate more postings like this...
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (December 4, 2013)
Thanks. Sure.Many more simple and tasty recipes on the way.
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