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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

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

Method:
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
Written by: SHARMILEE J

54 comments:

  1. Hey . Fresh ground masala love it. look so colorful
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  2. Thanks for the masala recipe. The rice looks very delicious

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  3. Love this rice, I make it the same way, the pictorial steps are great..

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  4. Spicy rice looks yum and nice clicks.

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  5. i love variety rice...been meaning 2 make some for a long time..this looks yum

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  6. Looks delicious. Was running short of ideas for lunch. will definitely try it out.

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  7. Love rice dishes, particularly capsicum rice, spicy rice with flavourful masala looks yum

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  8. Recipe sounds easy to make quick lunch...

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  9. this looks so good...i love capsicum a lot..will try it soon..

    Aarthi
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  10. Looks super super delish, i am addicted to rice dishes like this.

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  11. Nice recipe Sharmi .. Love anything with capsicum

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  12. One pot rice always is good..I too like variety rices and this one is superb..beautiful clicks!

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  13. looks yummy...presentation looks perfect

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  14. Yummy! The rice looks fabulous, I love capsicum!

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  15. I do make kind of similar rice . Yes its absolutely lunch box menu.. love the pictures sharmi. beautiful.

    Pavithra
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  16. This is one the best capsicum rice recipe...love it :)

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  17. looks so nice...liked the way you used those spices

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  18. Excellent and healthy preparation...perfect for lunch box too..thanks for sharing!!
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  19. wow..rice looks fabulous..wonderful presentation & lovely clicks!

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  20. i love these one pot recipes...
    lovely click...

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  21. perfect for lunchbox...once i tried this rice...i loved it...rice looks yummy n colourful..surely kids will like it!

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  22. It must be delicious with the aroma of spices. I wish to try this but my hubby hates capsi. will try for myself soon. Nice presentation as always :)

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  23. Delicious and super inviting capsicum rice..

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  24. I like capsicum a lot, and this one surely looks yummy!
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  25. i make the same way.....wow will be very tasty.....perfect lunch box receipe...

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  26. Super flavourful one pot meal..lovely dish..

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  27. Perfect for lunch box, sounds very interesting!

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  28. Love the spicy mix..flavorful and tempting rice

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  29. Mouthwatering here, wat a terrific and super tempting dish..

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  30. delicious and flavourful rice..yum..

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  31. I prepare masala capsicum rice too but the masala that I make is a little different. Looks inviting Sharmi.

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  32. Very flavorful and yummy rice.Yummy combo of masala and great clicks too

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  33. Really mouth-watering rice preparation! And the picture is so appetizing, dear! Thanks for this delish recipe.
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  34. you know sharmi i am learning cooking with your site only...got the receipes perfect...thanks for posting....

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  35. So flavorful n delicious rice,mouthwatering presentation too....

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  36. Flavorful colorful & ready in a jiffy!!!!My kind of recipe :))
    Prathima Rao
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  37. That's so pretty ! Simple and yumm rice dish

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  38. Wow ...looks Yummy Sharmi.. I want to know which brand of basmati rice u use...

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  39. @Anon : I get India Gate or Double Deer brand depends on the availability...

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  40. tried this yesterday.. came out good. Thanks.

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  41. Tried it today...turned out really well got 10/10 from my husband....thank u so much. God bless u

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  42. Sharmi try doing the powder bit coarse. you will love it when you get the dal taste when you bite them off.

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  43. Tried this today and it tasted awesome...these days most of my dishes are adapted from ur work...please keep these coming....

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  44. Fabulous rice!!! I packed it for my hubby's lunch today n he just loved it... only addition that I made was adding a small spoon of ghee and sprinkled a pinch of garam masala on top!!! Easy n quick rice.... thank you sooo much...

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