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capsicum coconut milk rice

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Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: South Indian
Keyword: capsicum recipes, kids lunch box ideas, leftover rice recipes, lunch box ideas, rice recipes, variety rice
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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ginger garlic green chilli paste

  • 1 inch ginger
  • 5-6 cloves garlic
  • 2 no green chilli

other main ingredients

  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 2 no cloves
  • 1 cup onion - finely chopped
  • 1 cup bell peppers - finely chopped
  • 1 cup tomato - finely chopped
  • 3-4 tbsp coriander leaves - finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp chilli powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1.25 cups seeraga samba rice
  • 1.5 cups coconut milk


  • heat oil and crackle fennel seeds. add cinnamon, cloves, chopped onion and fry for a minute. 
  • add green paste(ginger , garlic and green chilli paste) and fry until raw smell leaves. 
  • further add  chopped bell peppers and fry for half a minute. 
  • finely chop the tomatoes and coriander leaves. add it along with the turmeric powder, salt, chilli powder and garam masala. 
  • mix well and cook until mushy. 
  • soak the seeraga samba rice in water for 30 minutes and then drain the water. add the rice to the cooker along with coconut milk and adjust salt. 
  • when it comes to a boil, close and pressure cook for 10 minutes in simmer and then 1 whistle on high. switch off. 
  • once pressure settles, open and fluff it up. 



  1. if you are not using coconut milk, just add plain water. 
  2. coconut milk to be added is 0.25 more than the quantity of rice. that is for 1 cup rice it is 1.25..for 1.25 cup rice it is 1.50 cup coconut milk.
  3. when making for kids, chop the vegetables very finely so that it is easy tfor them to eat.