Capsicum tastes great. Add it to sandwich filling, noodles or maggi, it changes the taste of the dish. This recipe is easy and a good variation of including rice in your diet. The roasted spice powder will make the dish tasty. Use green, red and yellow capsicum for a colourful dish. Do try it for a quick lunch or dinner.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes (including rice cooking time)
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2

  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 onions (finely chopped)
  • 1 tomato (finely chopped)
  • 1 capsicum (cut into small pieces)
  • Salt according to taste
  • 1 tbsp fresh coriander leaves (finely chopped)

For Spice Powder

  • 1 tsp oil
  • 4 red chillies
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 4 cloves
  • 2 black cardamoms
  • 1 inch cinnamon piece
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tbsp coconut (grated)

Preparation Instructions:

  • Pressure cook the rice and after cooking, spread them on a plate and mix 1 tbsp oil to avoid sticking.
  • Heat 1 tsp oil and roast all the ingredients under “Spice Powder” section. Cool them and coarsely grind them to make spice powder.
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan, crackle mustard seeds, add onions and fry till onions become translucent.
  • Add capsicums, tomatoes and fry them on medium flame till capsicums are 3/4th cooked. Turn off the flame and let it cool.
  • Now, add cooked rice, spice powder, salt and mix well.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with raita or plain curd.


  • Adjust spices according to your taste.
  • You can also add some fried cashews the rice at the end.

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