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Capsicum Rice

Capsicum and rice cooked in spices

Recipe by christy gerald of Dubai, AE

Very colourful and tasty rice.This will become your family's fav, if u try it once.Apart from a rich source of nutrients and vitamins,the spicy blend of capsicum flavour gives fine taste to your tastebuds.Can be done in 18 mins .

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 2 cups basmati rice(cleaned and soaked in water for 10 mins)
    • 3 green capsicum, finely chopped
    • 1 finely chopped onion
    • 1 tomato, chopped
    • 5 whole red chillies
    • 1 tsp red chilli powder
    • 1 tsp cumin seeds
    • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
    • 1 tbsp grated coconut
    • 6 crushed and roasted cashew nuts
    • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
    • 1 tsp lemon juice
    • 2 tsp salt to taste
    • 2 tsp ghee
    • few curry and coriander leaves
    • 1 tbsp refined oil


    1. Clean basmati rice with water,then drain it.Heat ghee in a pan,now roast basmati(wet) in ghee for a min.This will give nice ghee taste to the rice.
    2. Cut onions,tomato,capsicum,green chillies into very small pieces.
    3. Heat oil in a pressure pan,add cumin seeds,green chillies,chopped onions,chopped tomato,ginger-garlic paste and curry and coriander leaves.saute well till tomato begins to melt.
    4. Now add chopped capsicum,chilli powder,salt and turmeric powder and saute for a min.
    5. Add basmati rice and 3 cups water and pressure cook upto 1 whistle.turn off the flame.
    6. Add lemon juice  and mix well.
    7. Add crushed and roasted cashews and grated coconut in the end.
    8. Serve hot with cucumber raita and papadams.


    christy gerald

    christy gerald

    Thanks a lot Hfshama for the feedback.


    halo christy... i tried this recipe.... it turned out very well.... very easy, quick n tasty one.