Monday, February 23

Bell pepper (capsicum) Rice


Basmathi/Raw rice- 2 cups
1/2 of each green, yellow , red and orange bellpeppers
green bellpepper-2 small ,cut into thin slices
onion-1 cut into thin strips
ginger-a small piece chopped finely
Turmeric powder- 1 0r 2 pinch
salt to taste
coriander leaves- a few chopped finely

To Grind

copra (dry coconut)-2 tsp
red chilli- 1
coriander seeds- 1 tsp
channa dal-1 tsp
urad dal- 1tsp
cinnamon- a small piece
saunf- 1/4 tsp
slightly dry roast the dals alone and grind all this into a coarse powder.

To Season

oil- 2tbsp
mustard seeds- 1/4 tsp
chana dal- 1/4 tsp
peanuts- a few
cashews - a few
curry leaves- a few


Cook rice and set aside to cool down.
Heat oil in a pan and add all the items for seasoning. when the cashews and peanuts turn golden brown add chopped onions and ginger . Fry for sometime and when the onions become transparent add the sliced bellpeppers.
Fry for a couple of minutes in high heat and add the ground masala , salt and turmeric powder.
Fry till the oil comes out on top and then add the cooked Rice.
Mix well and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
Serve hot with chips and raita.


Sometimes instead of dry roasting the dals , I add a tsp of idli podi and it sure enhances the taste.


Priya said...

Wowow wat a delicious dish...can guess the aroma of this rice...yummy..

pooja said...

Looking colorful and yummy.....


Yummy looking rice Prema...! Liked the idea of adding idli podi instead grinding dal!

indhu said...

yummy :)
I love how colourful the dish is... will definitely try this one!

Asha said...

Beautiful, I love Capsicum rice! :)

Vani said...

Colorful and pretty, Prema!

Sandeepa said...

Loved the color. How was your India trip ? When did you come back ?

kamala said...

Looking delicious Prema..Capsicum will give nice flavor to the rice..How r u?

SenthilKumar said...

Yummy rice prema:)

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DEESHA said...

I too make this. I love bepp pepper .. looks delicious

A_and_N said...

Thats a nice, fairly easy to make recipe. I liked the pic with all the chopped bell peppers. Nice and colorful :)

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Too good its delicious.

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Athika said...

It was very delicious. I tried this yesterday it came out very good. Me and my husband loved it.yummy!!!!!

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Hi Prema,

It is a very delicious dish. Even I had tried out your Gobi 65 and Vegetable fried Rice.

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Lavanya said...

I feel that this would turn out yummy!

fieryblaster said...

Hi, I tried bell pepper rice and turned out so very well. I did some changes though. wanted it to be satvik so did not add onions. While grinding, added few almonds.

Thanks a lot for this recepie.

Venkatachalam said...

Delicious !

I tried this and it came out really well.
I added the home made Sambar powder instead of grinding the things. This variation also was good.

Geetha said...

My daughters hate capsicums, but they just loved the rice. I did a small variation - just added a powder which we use for stuffed brinjal and it tasted very yummy. It is similar to the powder which you have given in the recipe without the copra, cinnamon and cloves

shanthi said...

This looks tempting and colourful

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Abhishek Mande said...

Hi Prema

Two quick questions:

1. is the podi a complete alternative to daals? I love podi AND daals. Can i use both?

2. can we use coarse dalia instead of rice?

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