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Capsicum Biryani Recipe | How to Make Bell Pepper Biryani

Capsicum Biryani Recipe with step by step pictures. Bell pepper biryani made with rice, spices, capsicum which taste amazing with raita.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 servings


  • Basmati Rice-2 cups soaked for 30 mins
  • Onion-2 sliced
  • Tomato-4 chopped
  • Capsicum / Bell Pepper-1 large cubed
  • Curd-½ 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 ingredients 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.
  • Sprinkle 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.
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