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capsicum rice recipe | capsicum pulao recipe | capsicum masala rice with detailed photo and video recipe. a quick and healthy lunch box recipe for both kids and adult which can also be added to lunch or dinner menu for any surprising guests. basically it is prepared with cooked rice mixed with bell pepper and other spices and herbs.
capsicum rice recipecapsicum rice recipe | capsicum pulao recipe | capsicum masala rice with step by step photo and video recipe. a spicy and tasty masala rice recipe which is basically prepared from sliced bell peppers and roasted peanuts and sesame seeds. this rice recipe can be easily prepared in jiffy with freshly cooked rice or even with the leftover rice. apart from lunch boxes, this crunchy pulao recipe is best suited for kitty parties and pot luck parties too.

i have shared many instant and spiced recipes till now, but according to my husband, capsicum rice is the tastiest one till now. according to him the combination of coriander seeds, peanuts and sesame seeds introduces a new dimension and flavour to capsicum pulao compared to any traditional pulao recipe. in addition the crunchy texture of capsicum takes the recipe to another level. he typically prefers this rice recipe for his lunch box and enjoys with curd or yogurt.

capsicum pulao recipe

furthermore, some important tips and suggestions for perfect crunchy capsicum masala rice recipe. firstly, i have used left over cooked rice for this recipe which was dry without any moisture. you can also use freshly cooked rice but make sure to dry and remove moisture by spreading them in a plate. secondly, the spice powder can be prepared well ahead in advance and can be stored in air tight container. lastly, adding sesame seeds is optional and the spice powder can be prepared just with peanuts, coriander seeds and other spices.

finally, i would request you to check my other rice recipes collection with this post. it mainly includes, coconut milk pulao, coriander pulao, tawa pulao, palak pulao, carrot rice, ghee rice, jeera rice and veg fried rice recipe. also, do check my other recipes collection board like,

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Recipe type: rice
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 2 Servings
Ingredients
for masala powder:
  • 2 tbsp peanuts / groundnuts
  • ½ tsp chana dal
  • ½ tsp urad dal
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds / jeera
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds / til
  • 4-5 dried kashmiri red chili
other ingredients:
  • 2 tbsp oil / ghee
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds / rai
  • few curry leaves / kadi patta
  • 1 medium sized onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup capsicum (green, yellow, red), thinly sliced
  • ½ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • salt to taste
  • 2 cups cooked basmati rice / leftover rice
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped
Instructions ( 1 cup =255 ml)
  1. firstly, in a thick bottomed pan dry roast peanuts till the skin separates.
  2. further add chana dal, urad dal, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, sesame seeds and red chili.
  3. dry roast on low flame till the spices turn aromatic.
  4. cool down the spices completely and coarsely powder them. keep aside.
  5. in a large kadai heat oil or ghee.
  6. further add mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  7. saute slightly and allow to splutter.
  8. additionally, add onions and saute till they turn slightly golden brown.
  9. also saute capsicum.
  10. furthermore add turmeric, garam masala, prepared masala powder and salt.
  11. saute for a minute or till the spice powder turn aromatic.
  12. now add cooked basmati rice or leftover rice.
  13. mix gently without breaking rice grains.
  14. cover and simmer for 5 minutes or till the rice absorbs the masala.
  15. further add coriander leaves and serve.
  16. finally, serve capsicum masala rice garnished with few onion slices, lemon and coriander leaves.


how to make capsicum masala rice with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, in a thick bottomed pan dry roast peanuts till the skin separates.
    capsicum rice recipe
  2. further add chana dal, urad dal, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, sesame seeds and red chili.
    capsicum rice recipe
  3. dry roast on low flame till the spices turn aromatic.
    capsicum rice recipe
  4. cool down the spices completely and coarsely powder them. keep aside.
    capsicum rice recipe
  5. in a large kadai heat oil or ghee.
    capsicum rice recipe
  6. further add mustard seeds and curry leaves.
    capsicum pulao recipe
  7. saute slightly and allow to splutter.
    capsicum pulao recipe
  8. additionally, add onions and saute till they turn slightly golden brown.
    capsicum pulao recipe
  9. also add capsicum and saute till they slightly shrink but yet crunchy.
    capsicum pulao recipe
  10. furthermore add turmeric, garam masala, prepared masala powder and salt.
    capsicum pulao recipe
  11. saute for a minute or till the spice powder turn aromatic.
    capsicum pulao recipe
  12. now add cooked basmati rice or leftover rice.
    capsicum pulao recipe
  13. mix gently without breaking rice grains.
    capsicum masala rice
  14. cover and simmer for 5 minutes or till the rice absorbs the masala.
    capsicum masala rice
  15. further add coriander leaves and mix gently.
    capsicum masala rice
  16. finally, serve capsicum masala rice garnished with few onion slices, lemon and coriander leaves.
    capsicum pulao recipe


notes:

  • firstly, squeeze lemon juice just before serving for more flavour.
  • also add cashews to make capsicum rice more rich.
  • additionally, add vegetables like peans and beans to make capsicum masala rice more nutritious.
  • finally, capsicum masala rice taste great when served hot or chilled with raita.

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Hebbar's Kitchen is all about Indian veg recipes. This blog is managed by me Archana and my husband, Sudarshan. I try to post my recipes with simple & easily available ingredients from kitchen. These posts are usually supported by short videos and photo recipes. Learn interesting recipes and share your feedback, as your feedback means a lot to me.

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