Potato-Capsicum Rice

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After a 2 day  break, I am back again with Feb month blogging marathon – 3 day marathon for 4 weeks. But I am doing only 2 weeks this time.  This week theme is “Meal for One – Bachelor friendly recipes”.  The three recipes that I am going to post is what I cook for myself when my hubby travels. Until last year, M used to travel a lot that too for a month long(Thankfully no more travel) Mostly I survive just on kiddo’s food and rasam. I will not be able to spend too much time on kitchen with kiddo around. So I tried to make one pot dishes which can be prepared less than 30 mts.

The first dish is potato-capsicum rice. The key ingredient is the vaangi bath powder. I don’t add any other masalas. This gives an unique taste to the rice. I use the store bought vaangi bath powder only. It comes in handy for bisi bele bath and for some curries also.

Ok enough writing, here is the recipe.

Potato-Capsicum Rice

  • Difficulty: Easy
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  • Basmati Rice – 1 cup
  • Oil – 2 tbsps
  • Mustard seeds – 2 tsps
  • Jeera/Cumin seeds – 2 tsps
  • Half of medium onion finely chopped
  • 1 big potato – finely chopped
  • 1 Green Capsicum – finely chopped
  • Cilantro finely chopped – 2 tsps
  • Vaangi Bath Powder – 1 tbsp
  • Salt – 2 tsps


  • Heat the pressure cooker or pressure pan and add oil.
  • Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
  • As they start to splutter, add chopped onions.
  • Now add the chopped potatoes and capsicum. Let it cook for 2 minutes.
  • Then add salt and vaangi bath powder. This is the key ingredient.
  • Add chopped cilantro and the washed rice and mix well.
  • Add 2 cups of water and pressure cook for unto 3 whistles.

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Serve hot with raita or vadagams.

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41 thoughts on “Potato-Capsicum Rice

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  2. nithya

    very nice :) I love the capsicum rice my mom makes – she always grinds the powder but i skip it due to lack of time/motivation :) using vangi baath powder is a great idea! will try it!

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