Capsicum Rice

Capsicum Rice

Today I will tell you a Great Capsicum Rice you can easily make this recipe at home. I am going to discuss this recipe in a step by step full detail. Read the article at the end and after that, you will able to make Capsicum Rice at home very easily.

I actually test this Capsicum Rice at home, you can,t believe that it is very delicious and tasty. Let,s go together and make this Capsicum Rice in your home. I am telling you all about Capsicum Rice full ingredients and Method. I am sure that Capsicum Rice increases your love with your family and relation.

Capsicum Rice or Capsicum Pulao, a very simple and easy to make a rice dish, is the perfect way to bring a change to your routine rice dishes. Unlike other Pulao Recipes, this recipe uses an approach of sautéing the soaked Basmati Rice with sliced capsicum, onion, curd and other basic spices and then steam cooking it in the pressure cooker. This process results in deeply delicious rice. This Capsicum Rice Recipe uses a pressure cooker but you can also use a pan if you are more comfortable with that. Enjoy it with plain curd or any type of Raita and dinner and even pack it in the lunchbox.


Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 2 servings


  • 2/3 cup Basmati Rice (long grain rice)
  • 3/4 cup sliced Capsicum (bell pepper)
  • 1½ tablespoons Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 Green Cardamom
  • 1 small piece of Cinnamon
  • Or 1 Bay Leaf
  • Add1 medium Onion, chopped or sliced (approx. 1/3 cup)
  • 1/4 cup Curd (plain yogurt), optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli Powder, optional
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder, optional
  • 1 1/3 cup Water
  • 2 tablespoons chopped Coriander Leaves, for garnishing


Nowadays, capsicum is available in very different colors like green, red, yellow and orange. Each one tastes slightly different compared to others. You can either use only green capsicum or different colored like yellow, orange capsicums according to the availability and your choice.



Wash the rice in water for 4-5 times and soak them in water for 25 minutes.

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Take a 2-3 liter capacity pressure cooker or a pan with the lid. Heat 1½ tablespoons oil over the middle flame in it for sauteing the spices. Add 1-teaspoon cumin seeds and let them crackle. Add 2-cloves, 1-green cardamom, a very small piece of cinnamon and a bay leaf. Saute them for one or 2  seconds.


Add finely chopped onion and saute until onion turns light pink.

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Add sliced capsicum and salt. Used Red and Green capsicums in this recipe but you can use only various colored capsicums according to your choice and availability.

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And Mix well and sauté for 3-5 minutes.

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Add soaked rice and saute for 4 minutes.

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Add 1/4 cup plain curd, 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder and 2-teaspoon coriander powder.

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Mix well and cook for 2 minutes.

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Add 1 & 1/3 cup water and salt. Mix well.

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Close the cooker with a lid and cook for 3-whistles over medium flame. (If you are using a pan, bring the mixture to a boil over medium flame, cover the pan with a lid and cook for 10-14 minutes over very low flame. Don’t open the lid in between or the rice may not cook a perfect  and properly.)

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Turn off the flame. Let the pressure come down naturally. Capsicum rice is ready for serving. Serve it with mint raita or plain curd and fully enjoy.

Capsicum Rice


  1. Then You Use red, green, yellow, and orange capsicums to make it look tempting.
    Then the step-6 and add cooked rice in step-7 and mix well.
  2. Or then You Add 1/5 cup frozen green peas or 1/5 cup sweet corn kernels in step-5 for variation.
    If you are making this for kid’s lunchbox, do not add red chili powder in Step-7.


Mild spicy and very  flavorful

Serving Ideas

Then Serve capsicum rice with your choice plain curd in the dinner. It’s a perfectible combo for lunchbox when served with raita.




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