Capsicum Rice - No onion and Garlic Version

Another session of Blogging Marathon has started and for this session I chose the theme,Cook with Capsicum.So for the next following 2 days I will be posting capsicum aka bell pepper recipes.
Today's recipe is as simple and signature South Indian variety rice with the loads of flavor.The highlight of the recipe is the freshly ground spice powder.This rice is a perfect one pot meal for lunch box and tastes great with raita and chips,pappads.Here goes the recipe.........................

Basic Information

Preparation time ~ 10 minutes
Cooking Time      ~ 20 minutes
Serves ~ 2


Raw rice or Basmathi rice1cup
Capsicum/kudamilagai(chopped)1(appro.1 cup)
Curry leaves/karivepillai4-5 leaves

For the spice powder(to roast and grind)

Dried Red chilly/varamilagai3
Coriander seeds/dhaniya1tbs
Bengal gram dhal/kadalaparuppu2tsp
Peanuts/nila kadalai1tbs
Sesame seeds/yellu1tsp(optional)

For the tempering

Mustard seeds/kadugu1/2tsp
Urad dhal/kulutham paruppu1tsp
Bengal gram dhal/kadalaparuppu1tsp
Asafoetida/perungayama pinch


Cook the rice in a pressure cooker or rice cooker with a pinch of salt and few drops of oil.Care should be taken not to cook too soft.Once the rice is done,cool it completely.
Meanwhile heat pan and dry roast the red chilly,channa dhal,coriander seeds to a golden,then add the grated coconut and sesame seeds and fry it for a minute.

Let it cool down,powder it to a coarse powder.Keep it aside.Heat a pan with oil and do the tempering with the ingredients.

Add the cashews and curry leaves then goes in chopped capsicum,saute it with a pinch of salt for a minute or two.Cook it covered till the capsicum is soft.Now add the ground spice powder,salt.

Mix it well and put off the fire.Add the cooked rice to it and mix it gently till everything combined well.

Delicious and flavorful capsicum rice is ready.


  • Here I use basmathi rice,if you want you can use the regular rice.
  • Dry roast the whole spices in a low to medium flame to get cooked evenly without burning.
  • Peanuts can be added in seasoning also instead of powder but it gives an extra flavor.

Check out my fellow bloggers participate in Blogging Marathon#34.

This recipe is off to Linking to Lets Brunch on Sundays event started by Veena and Priya.


Aromatic Rice Thats the one thing I can say looking at the pics and ingredients

I have never cooked rice in a pressure have made them so well..each grain is separate. They have been wonderfully spiced..and look very inviting.

love the spice paste in this rice - must be so flavorful

The rice looks fantastic!..and your pictures are outstanding as always Nalini!

Love that spice powder u used in this rice, can guess the flavour of this rice from here.

very aromatic and yummy rice there :) looks so delicious , feel like finishing the whole bowl of rice if you pass me them right away :)

full of aroma dear :) would love to try this rice with chicken gravy..

tis one shd be perfect for lunch box..

Nice one Nalini. I was about to post this today. but time allowed to go for some simple recipe. I'll post my rice soon.

wow...this capsicum rice sounds too good, flavorful too, would like to try it...liked your capsicum recipes Nalini :)

I sometimes make this with different vegetables keeping the masala same and we all love it!

Very flavorful rice ! looks picture perfect ....

Capsicum rice is there in my to do list. Good one..

Great tiffin box recipe.. adding to my list :)

Love the addition of the spice powder to capsicum rice. Will definitely try this out soon.

Yummy rice! I love these one pot rice dishes...

Since it's Navaratri I don't use onion and garlic...thx for this came out perfect...

Hi Nalini, thank you sharing this unique recipe in simple steps. I am planning to try my hands on this capsicum rice recipe & Basmati Pulao Recipe tonight for potluck. Hoping my guests would love it.

Hey guys well in this very special lock-down series I understand you have as limited resources as I have today. And for that, I’m making a recipe Capsicum rice which is very quick, very simple, and trust me very easy. Capsicum rice | capsicum recipes | recipes with capsicum|

Tried this dish and everyone liked it..thanks for such a dish recipe

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


Twitter Delicious Facebook Digg Stumbleupon Favorites More