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Easy capsicum rice

Easy capsicum rice under 20 minutes yet flavorful dish with south Indian flavors that you can prepare at home. For first time I made this capsicum rice bath and totally loved it and bet you would too!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian
Servings: 4


  • 1 cup rice used seeraga samba rice (refer above for cooking instructions)
  • 1.5 cups Capsicum cubed I used color capsicums
  • 2 tablespoon Bisi bele bath powder I used GRB or refer recipe link above
  • 1 Tomato chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon Jaggery
  • Salt as needed

To temper

  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • ½ teaspoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon urad dal
  • 1 teaspoon Chana dal
  • 3 tablespoon Peanuts
  • teaspoon Asafoetida
  • 2 Green chillies slit
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves


  • Gather all ingredients ready firstly. Heat a pan with oil. Splutter mustard, then all ingredients under to temper table in order.
    ½ teaspoon mustard, 1 teaspoon urad dal, 1 teaspoon Chana dal, 3 tablespoon Peanuts, ⅛ teaspoon Asafoetida, 2 Green chillies, 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • After that, add cubed capsicum and tomato with a sprinkle of salt. Give it a mix.
  • Add ½ cup water.
  • In goes turmeric and Bisi bele bath powder.
  • Give it a mix and cook covered in low flame for 3-4 minutes.
  • Once done it will be shiny and flavorful.
  • Now add this to cooked rice.
  • Mix gently and serve.



  • Leftover rice can be used.
  • You can add some lemon juice or tamarind juice along water for a nice tangy twist.
  • Depending on the bisi bele bath powder brand, the amount may slightly vary.
  • You can use ghee instead of oil.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves if you like.