Capsicum Masala Rice ~~ Bell pepper Fried Rice

Today's recipe is one of the simplest recipe which can be made in no time. Just roast the masala ingredients make a powder, combine with rice and cook. Found this interesting recipe in Sanjay Thumma's Very simple and flavorful dish with very few ingredients. If you have any left over rice from the previous day or got bored of having the same old rice and curry for lunch. Make this flavorful dish and enjoy  your dinner.

This recipe goes to the 3rd and final post for BM 58 under the theme " Rice Dishes". Here are the ingredients and the  procedure for the dish...


Bell peppers 2
Cooked rice 3 cups
Udad dal / black gram 1 spoon
Cinnamon stick 1 inch
Cumin seeds 1/2 spoon
Mustard seeds 1 spoon
Coriander seeds 1 spoon
Dry red chilies 4
Roasted peanuts 3 spoons
Curry leaves 10
Oil  5 to 6 spoons


In a small pan heat 1 spoon oil and add cumin seeds and udad dal (black gram).
On low to medium flame fry till  cumin splutters, add coriander seeds, red chili, 6 curry leaves and cinnamon stick.
Saute for a minute and add roasted peanuts.
Saute and let the mixture cool down to make a course powder.
Heat rest of the oil in  a large pan  and add mustard seeds and curry leaves.
Let the mustard seeds splutter, then add sliced or cut capsicum / Bell pepper pieces.
I have taken red and green bell peppers here, its up to you which colors you want to use.
On medium flame let the bell pepper pieces cook for 2 minutes.
Make sure the  pieces remain crunchy  and not cook completely till soft.
Now add cooked rice, salt to taste and the masala powder.
Combine everything together and cook further for a minute or two.

Serve hot.

Check to see what my fellow bloggers are cooking for  BM 58.


annuswamy said...

I too like 'vah reh vah' recipes. This simple rice looks inviting.

Sowmya :) said...

Easy and tasty! Looks beautiful

Priya Suresh said...

Can smell the flavor of this rice from here, highly inviting masala rice.

Pavani said...

Yummy looking capsicum rice and lovely clicks.

Srividhya said...

Perfect for lunch boxes. yum

Suma Gandlur said...

Sounds flavorful and I am guessing that spice powder works well with other veggie based rice dishes.

Harini R said...

Very interesting rice and the spice powder is a versatile one too.