Once upon a time, Capsicum Rice was a rescuer for me! It was the usual go-to recipe for S's lunch box. But of late I have not been preparing this, as capsicum has been causing acidity and heartburn. But I think drinking good amount of water will solve the problem and moreover capsicum has a lot of health benefits too. Nevertheless I sneak in capsicum here and there. On one such occasion, I made it with a combo of onion, tomato, Capsicum and vangibath powder and sure turned out delicious!! If anyone has noticed, Vangibath powder is an essential in my pantry :) 

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Capsicum Rice
Ingredients - 

Rice 1 1/2 cups (Brown or Basmati or regular, but I used Sona Masoori)
Capsicum / Green Bell Pepper 2 cups
Onions Finely Chopped 1/4 - 1/2 cup
Tomato finely chopped 1/4 cup
Turmeric 1/8 tsp
Green Chillies 2-3 (or as per taste)
Vangibath Powder 1-2 tsp
Salt as per taste
Lemon Juice 1-2 tsp (or as per taste)
Seasoning (Oil 2 tsp, Cloves 3-4, Bay leaf 1, Cinnamon 1 inch piece, Cumin / Jeera 1 tsp, Cardamom 2-3 pods)

Method Of Preparation - 

Cook rice as per preference and set aside. (I used the rice cooker to cook rice).

In a heated wok/kadai, add 2 tsp of oil and the rest of the seasoning. After the cumin seeds start to brown, add the onions and saute until golden brown. Add the chopped green chillies, tomatoes and chopped capsicum.

Add turmeric and cover with a lid so as to let the capsicum get cooked al dente. 

After about 5-7 min, when the capsicum is fork tender, add Vangibath Powder and salt. 

Once the mixture is near water-free, reduce the heat and add the cooked rice and mix well. 

Adjust the taste and squeeze in some lemon juice. 

Linking this to TorviewToronto's 'Food palette series Green' .

Preparation Time 30 min
Serves 2-3 Adults
Posted by Harini on Friday, February 11, 2011


  1. Shanavi Says:
  2. ahhh very tasty rice dear..yummy

  3. yummy and delicious capsicum rice.

  4. Unknown Says:
  5. another yummy dish....nice recipe...looks delish!

  6. Unknown Says:
  7. perfectly,looking rice.......loving it

  8. Champa Says:
  9. Looks great.

  10. Rice looks so yumm..

  11. thank you for sending this delicious combination

  12. Mina Joshi Says:
  13. Looks delicious and perfect

  14. Capsicum does add taste. Yummy.

  15. Usha Says:
  16. I did notice that you use vangibath powder in almost every rice dish you prepare.. :-) Capsicum rice looks super delicious!

  17. Priya Suresh Says:
  18. I love capsi in rice, very inviting rice dish..

  19. Unknown Says:
  20. I like capsicum flavour with rice looks delicious.

  21. Unknown Says:
  22. wow, lovely and looking delicious dear.

  23. Pavani Says:
  24. Capsicum rice is one of my go-to dishes when in hurry or busy. Yours looks delicious.

  25. there is some problem in opning any how open anrice with capsicum is lookiing tempting

  26. aipi Says:
  27. I love this too..nice addition of vangibath powder..

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  28. Unknown Says:
  29. Looks good. I feel I can't survive with out vangibhath powder. I usually make this capsicum bhath with potatoes and peas. M is the only one who loves capsicum at home and so it goes for his lunch box.

  30. lovely rice dish ...apt for lunch box...

  31. Srivalli Says:
  32. Looks great harini..it's nice to have dishes that come to our rescue right..

  33. veena Says:
  34. lovely, nice addition of vangibath powder

  35. Unknown Says:
  36. love the use of vangi baath powder..yumm

  37. Jayashree Says:
  38. This post reminds me that it has been ages since I made capsicum rice.

  39. Padmajha Says:
  40. Lovely recipe.Looks very inviting :)

  41. Archana Says:
  42. Looks good. Thanks for sharing!

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