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Sep 26, 2011

Capsicum Briyani / Bell Pepper Briyani

Hai friends...Happy weekahead..Lets start another busy week...

To give you energy and keep your week going,I am going to show you a yummy briyani which is made with my favorite veggie Bell Pepper...

I love to add Bell peppers in all my dishes...Some how I love the crunch they gave to the dishes...It makes the dish colourful as well as flavourful..

This recipe is best served with raita or pachadis..I served it with pineapple pachadi,which was a hit in my house..So with no more delay, here I deliver the recipe..


Basmati Rice-2 cups soaked for 30 mins
Onion-2 sliced
Tomato-4 chopped
Capsicum / Bell Pepper-1 large cubed
Curd-1/2 cup
Chilli powder-1 tsp
Coriander powder / Malli podi-1 tblspn
Turmeric powder / Manjal podi-1 tsp
Garam masala powder-1 tsp
Cumin seeds / Jeerakam-2 tsp
Salt to taste
Ghee-2 tblspn
Water - 3 cup

For Green Masala:
Fennel Seeds / Sombu-1 tblspn
Cinnamon / Pattai-1 inch piece
Cloves / Krambu-4
Cardamom / Yelakai-4
Green chilli-2
Coriander leaves / Cilantro-1 cup


In a blender take all ingrediants given for grinding and make into a fine paste.

Heat ghee in a kadai,add in cumin seeds..After it crackle add in onions,cook this till golden brown..

Add in the ground masala and cook till oil separates from this..

Add in tomatoes and mix well...Season with salt.

Add in turmeric,coriander,chilli and garam masala powder.

Add in capsicum and mix well..Pour in curd and mix well.

Add in the soaked rice and fry for 2 mins..

Pour in 3 cups of water(for 1 cup rice add 1.5 cup water)...Let this come up to boil..

Cover and simmer on a very low flame for 15-20 mins until the rice is cooked and all water has absorbed..

Serve with your favorite gravy or raita..

Take all your ingredients
Chop up all your veggies
Take all your ingrediants in a blender
Make it into a fine paste
Heat your ghee
add in cumin seeds
now add in onions
cook till golden brown
add in your paste
cook till oil separates
add in tomatoes
sprinkle some salt in...
add in turmeric powder
coriander powder...
chilli powder...
and your garam masala powder
throw in your bell pepper
and your curd...
mix well..
throw in soaked rice
mix well
pour in water
and wait till it comes to a boil
let it boil
cover and simmer
till rice is cooked
My favorite is pineapple pachadi


  1. This looks simply delicious!! I love the ingredients and flavors you use. this will be a treat!

  2. Capsicum is my family favorite :) This is so yummy :)

  3. That is quite a tempting Biryani! I will have to bookmark this cause it certainly tickles my tastebuds!

  4. delicious biryani combination looks wonderful

  5. Nice capsicum biriyani and perfect for one pot meal.

  6. Thats nice idea. Having a small party next weekend and this is definitely a part of it :)

  7. sounds and look delicious!! gloria

  8. Sounds good!
    Have a nice week! LOL

  9. a new recipe to me, sounds delicious n flavourful..

  10. I love biryani, will make this soon.

    I remember that old Japanese TV show "Iron Chef" where the host would take a bite out of a whole raw bell pepper. He said it was his favourite vegetable.

    Thanks for this recipe.

    Sh Sh Sh Let the Baby Sleep
    Trouble on Earth Day
    Author Kathy Stemke (my spouse)

  11. thats yummy capsicum ..nice presentation n click!!

  12. Je pense que c'est ce dont j'ai besoin en ce moment...
    Gros bisous

  13. wow how i miss these delicious recipes,love to follow ur blog dear,thanks for visiting:)

  14. sounds very interesting..love ur blog!! thxs for visiting my space& ur lovely comments!!

  15. Flavourful briyani, any leftover there?

  16. Comforting & an inviting biryani :))
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  17. Thanx for visiting my space...you have a wonderful space too with a very yummy collection of recipes..I just loved the spice paste that you added to this biriyani...must've been very flavorful and aromatic

  18. Aarthi, once again you have shared a recipe that is both healthy and delicious looking. Basmati rice is one of my favorites. Great recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  19. looks fantastic, Aarti! I could eat it all up! Cheers, priya

    Also Do check out my blog anniversary giveaways dear

  20. Lovely recipe! Wonder full one pot meal:-)

  21. love one pot meals.....nice flavoured rice...

  22. I just love ur step by step instructions sis....good for new comer like me...thank you....

  23. heyy.. i made these today..! it was awesome.. Totally delicious. My husband now knows the name of your blog :P

  24. Hi Aarthi, I tried this and it came out really well. Thanks for this and all your recipes.. I really like your blog!

  25. For one cup rice , u have mentioned as one cup water ... but u have added 4cups water fr two cups of basmati rice ? Confused.. :/

  26. @priya saravanasorry, it is a typo. Add 1.5 cup of water for 1 cup of rice

  27. I tried twice capsicum biriyani.It was too good . Everybody liked my biriyani..thanks for your nice receipe.
    I am a big fan of your blog.I liked your detailed explanation (step by step with picture) of receipes.


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