Spicy Capsicum Rice

Today we are starting with 4th week of BM 34. My theme for this week is "Cooking  with Capsicum". 

Capsicum or bell pepper is used in various Cuisines. These are of different color's, yellow, red and green. Yellow and red color bell peppers are bit sweeter than the green ones. Capsicum can be used in making rice, chutney, as a side dish, salad etc. For the day 1, I made Spicy Capsicum rice. I have used green and red capsicum here  with some spices and cooked rice. Here goes the recipe.....

We need:

Red capscium chopped 1/2 cup
Green capscium chopped 1/2 cup
Green chili 2
Onions chopped 1/4 cup
Cloves 2
Cinnamon 1 nch stick
Shah jeera 1/4 sp
Bay leaf 1
Salt to taste
Black pepper powder 1sp
Garam masala powder 1/2 sp
Cashew nuts chopped 2 sps
Oil 4 sps
Cooked rice 2 cups
Ginger garlic paste 1/2 sp
Chopped cilantro 1/4 cup
Coconut chutney powder 1 1/2 sp


Cook rice and keep aside.
Chop red and green capscium into small to medium pieces.
Heat a pan add oil and add shah jeera.
Now add cinnamon, cloves, bay leaf and saute for a minute.
Add gingar garlic paste and saute for a minues.
Now add cashew nuts and chopped  green chili and onions.
Saute for 2 to 3 minutes and add chopped capsicum pieces.
Cook for 2 minutes.
Do not cook capscium completely, cook till its 80% done.
Now add cooked rice, garam masala, pepper powder and salt.
I have also added coconut  chutney powder which I use for idly and dosa.
Mix well and  cover with lid, cook for 5 minutes on low flame.
Finally add chopped cilantro and serve hot.

Check to see what my fellow bloggers are cooking for BM 34.


cookingwithsapana said...

Love this rice preparation any time ! Wonderful....

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Looks so yummy and addition of chutney powder sounds interesting...

Usha said...

One more capsicum rice recipe! I love it. Looks flavorful and spicy.

Srivalli said...

Can never tire of having rice dishes, this one sounds very good as well with so many spices in it..

Chef Mireille said...

another wonderful rice dish with capsicum

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

All the bell pepper dishes are making me crave for some! Looks delicious...

Harini R said...

These kind of rice dishes are lie savers!

veena said...

Looks very delicious!!

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said...

I too make capsicum rice often but with less spices! Your version looks tempting! !!

Anonymous said...

Looks delicious.