Capsicum Masala Rice | Capsicum Masala Rice Recipe | Capsicum Bath

capsicum masala rice

Try capsicum masala rice, also known as capsicum bath, for breakfast on a Sunday or for a special event. The reason is simple, it is a mouth-watering rice dish.

Bouquets to vangibath powder and capsicum, these main items of this food give it a fine taste.

From the health side too, capsicum masala rice looks good, as this vegetable is said to offer health benefits.

Food Fact
capsicum health benefits
Eating green vegetables like green bell pepper, which is another name for capsicum, or green leafy vegetables, after sauteing, is said to reduce the risk of premature regenerative diseases.1

It's quite simple to make capsicum masala rice, because the steps are few and simple.

Vangibath powder, a cornerstone of the taste of capsicum masala rice recipe, is made of items like Bydagi chilli, chana dal, urad dal, coriander seeds and cinnamon. This powder is used to make this dish and also items like vangi bhath, another lip-smacking rice delicacy.

Onion, tomato, turmeric powder, among others, too play a key role in giving the capsicum masala rice recipe its fine taste. Furthermore, these items are said to be a treasure trove of medicinal properties.

Can you use left over rice to make this dish? Absolutely, you can make it with fresh or left-over rice.

Take the taste of the capsicum masala rice or capsicum bath to the next level, using cucumber raita, onion and tomato gravy or coconut chutney as a side dish.

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Servings: 2-3


1. Rice 1/2 cup
2. Capsicum / simla mirch / dappa menasinakayi 2
3. Oil 1 tablespoon or to taste
4. Groundnuts / peanuts 1 tablespoon
5. Curry leaves 1 sprig
6. Onion 1, cut into thin pieces

health benefits of onions
Onions have many health values.

Read more about the health benefits of onions in the blog.

7. Tomato 1, cut into thin pieces

health benefits of tomatoes
Onions have many health values.

Read more about the health benefits of onions in the blog.

8. Vangibath powder 3-4 teaspoons or to taste
9. Turmeric 1/8 teaspoon
10. Tamarind paste or tamarind juice to taste
11. Salt to taste
12. Garnishing: coriander leaves

How to make Capsicum Masala Rice?

1. Cook the rice in a way it is not soft.

Spread the rice on a plate to let the rice cool.

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2. Chop the capsicum.

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3. Heat oil till it becomes hot.

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4. Add curry leaves.

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Add groundnuts.

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Fry till the skin of the groundnuts start to break.
5. Add onion.

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Fry for a minute.

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6. Add the capsicum.

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Fry till the capsicum becomes just soft.

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Do not over fry the capsicum, because it will become too soft and its taste will not be good.
7. Add tomato and salt.

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Fry for a minute.

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If you will use tamarind concentrate, add 2-3 teaspoons of water to it to dilute it.

Add tamarind concentrate or juice and salt. Fry for a few seconds.

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Add vangibath and turmeric powder.

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Fry till the oil separates.

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Switch-off the stove.

The capsicum rice seasoning is ready.
Always keep aside small quantity of the seasoning, because, after tasting the rice if you feel it needs more seasoning, you can add it.

Add rice and salt.

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Add coriander leaves.

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10. Capsicum masala rice or capsicum bath is ready.

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TIPS Capsicum Masala Rice
1. Use lemon juice as a substitute for tamarind juice or concentrate.
2. Do not over heat the capsicum masala rice, after mixing it with the seasoning, because some taste will be lost.
3. Fry cashew nuts in ghee and add the nuts in Step 9 to make the rice extra rich.