Capsicum masala rice
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Author p.namu.1827 Yield No Value
Published Feb 4, 2008 Cooking Time 1 hour
Recipe Type Rices Preparation Time 35 Minutes
Ingredient Peppers Capsicum Standing Time 1 hour
Description: This fast and flavorful dish is a simple recipe, quick and easy-to-make and so tasty!Capsicum and roasted peanuts gives crunchy taste! Capsicum masala rice
The capsicum masala rice is made of a mixture of roasted spices and peanuts for spiciness and nuttiness with various colors of bell peppers added to make it very colorful.

Recipe of Capsicum masala rice

Ingredient Name Quantity Unit
Cinnamon Stick 1inch Piece
Black Gram Daal(minnapappu) 1 Teaspoons
Cumin Seeds 1/2 Teaspoons
Coriander Seeds 1 Tablespoons
Dry Red Chillies(adjust Spice Level) 3-4 Piece
Roasted Peanuts 3 Tablespoons
Freshly Grated Coconut(Optional) 1 Tablespoons
Ghee/Oil 2 1/2 Tablespoons
Black Mustard Seeds 1 Teaspoons
Capsicums(bell Peppers)-Thinly Sliced 2 Big
Fresh Curry Leaves 10-12 Numbers
Cooked Rice 3 Cup


  1. To the cooked rice add a tsp of Ghee and combine(each grain should be separate).
  2. Keep aside.Heat a tsp ghee in a cooking vessel on medium heat and add cumin seeds and black gram and fry till the cumin splutters and the dal turns light brown.
  3. Add the coriander seeds, cinnamon stick, curry leaves and dry red chillis and fry further for another minute till the rawness disappears and the flavors come out.
  4. Finally add the roasted peanuts and combine with the other spices for a few seconds and turn off heat.
  5. Once cool, grind to a make a fine powder. In the same vessel, add the remaining oil/ghee and once its hot, add mustard seeds and let them splutter.
  6. Add the curry leaves and let the flavor of the curry leaves come out and the leaves turn crisp. Add the sliced capsicums and fry them for approx 3 minutes.
  7. Don’t over cook them, let the capsicums retain their crunchy texture.
  8. Add salt to taste and combine well. Reduce heat and add the cooked rice and combine with the spice mixture.
  9. Add the grated coconut,roasted peanuts and ground masala powder and combine with the rice till its well mixed Serve hot with pickle,yogurt,appadam(poppadams).

Recipe Tips

This rice can be prepared using other veggies like carrots, potatoes, , egg plants, etc. The peanuts really brings out the flavor, so don’t skip this step.
Posted Feb 4, 2008

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Savitha May 25, 2012
The Capsicum Masala rice was excellent, a totally different flavour and delicious. I tried it yesterday and I plan to prepare it again today!

texas Feb 24, 2012
how can I cook rice to be grainy.pls suggest.

sirisha Jul 16, 2011
Thanku you for this wonderful recipe. My entire family liked it. Its so different from the known biryanis,pulavs baths etc.

shifa May 15, 2010
hi this is shifa from abu dhabi (u.a.e.) i am always show your videos and i like too much. maine khafi recipes try be ki hay jaise ki mirchi ka salan fish curry /fry,egg biryani capcicum rice etc seet dish also khofta curry i love this site

kumudini Dec 12, 2009
This came out really tasty.I added onions and green peas also.I felt it could be made into a curry by adding little water and skipping the rice, then it could be eaten with roti/naan. Thank you Namu for the recipe and thanks to Vah Chef for a nice video.

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