Tuesday 26 February 2013

Capsicum Rice | Kudamilagai Sadam

One pot meal of Rice with Capsicum cooked along onions & specially ground Indian masala

I do not remember the history of this rice, but it was up in my list of fav lunch box dishes that my mom used to prepare for me and my sis.. So I have taken up that legacy and guess what, even Deeps loves it happy So this one has been always cooking in my kitchen once every fortnight.  And you can fix this up in a jiffy. So an ideal treat in your busy morning schedules, once you have the masala ground and stored during the weekend. 

So without much ado, on to the recipe..

Recipe Source: Ma

Serves: 2-3 persons

I Took:

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Cooking Time: 25 minutes

I Used:

For ground masala:
Coriander seeds - 3 tbsp
Red Chilly 
- 6 no
Urd dal
- 2 tbsp
Channa dal 
- 2 tbsp
- 2 tbsp
- 1 small stick
- 3 no

For Rice:
Basmati Rice - 1 cup
- 1 no(diced)
- 1 no (medium sized - diced)
Ground masala 
- 4 tbsp
Oil  - 1 tbsp
- As Needed

The Way:

  1. Dry roast separately all the ingredients mentioned under 'For Ground Masala'. Grind them together in a blender and keep aside
  2. Cook rice separately with a spoon of oil or lemon juice so that the grains do not stick together. Keep this aside
  3. Heat oil in a pan. Add onion and saute until they are translucent
  4. Add the diced capsicum and saute till moist
  5. Now add in the ground masala and mix well. Add the cooked rice and mix well

Serve with pappads and raita.



  1. Stumbled on your blog somehow. The capsicum rice looks so delish. Love the pics too! (Between, could you be the same girl who was in my class till tenth in MCGHSS, Ktm? You look like her :) )

    1. Thanks Priya :)
      Yup.. I am afraid I am the same girl :D

  2. found your blog while browsing...This capsicum rice looks delicious and colourful...

  3. Yummy colorful rice. First time your blog am following u . Glad if u will follow me back.

  4. Hai there,
    first timer here. and you have a nice blog. yumm recipe.
    do visit my space as well

  5. Nice picture and rice looks yummy!

  6. This is simple & fun recipe. I tried this today, so this is my lunch & dinner(Yes, I cook only once a day :)), I had a green capsicum, so I made this rice & it turned very tasty. ThanQ!

    1. Very happy to know that you enjoyed it Pavithra :)


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