Tomato mint rice stuffed and baked in capsicum

Tomato mint rice in stuffed capsicum


Tomato mint flavoured rice with spices and stuffed in peppers. Peppers/capsicum tastes great either raw or cooked and spiced up the rice with paprika and Indian spices. The yogurt/sour cream is a perfect garnish which gives chill out with its cool and fresh taste.

Serves: 2-3
Preparation time: 10 minutes (excluding the cooking time of rice)
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Baking time: 30-35 minutes


For tomato rice:

  • Cooked rice- 2cups (I used red rice-any kind of rice can be used)
  • Finely chopped onion-1medium size
  • Finely chopped tomato-2num
  • Tomato puree -1/2cup
  • Ginger-garlic paste-2tsp
  • Mint leaves-a handful
  • Paprika-1tsp
  • Turmeric-a pinch
  • Black cumin/cumin seeds-1 tsp
  • Cloves-5
  • Cinnamon-1”stick
  • Cardamoms-2
  • Salt- as per taste
  • Oil-2tsp
  • Chopped coriander- a handful

For serving:

  • Capsicum-6medium size
  • Oil-for brushing
  • Low fat thick yogurt/hung curd-1/4cup
  • Low fat grated mozzarella cheese-50gms
  • Sat-1/4 tsp


  • Olive slices
  • Spring onion greens


For Tomato rice:

  • Heat oil in the pan; add cumin seeds, whole garam masala (Clove and Cinnamon) saute for few seconds.
  • Add onion, ginger-garlic paste and saute for 2-3 minutes/until onions are translucent.
  • Then add tomato puree, mint, paprika,turmeric, salt mix well and fry for a minute.
  • Add cooked rice, chopped tomato mix and simmer for 4-6minutes/until heated through.
  • (I love tomato chunks in my rice so added it in later stage, can add along with puree and cook completely)
  • Turn off the heat and sprinkle some chopped coriander.

Serve this rice alone with any yogurt dip.

For stuffing:

  • In a bowl combine yogurt/hung curd, salt, cheese and set aside.
  • Pre-heat the oven at 180 deg c.
  • Wash and cut the tops off the bell peppers, remove the stems, seeds and brush the peppers with oil. Place in the oven safe dish and bake uncovered for 15-18 minutes
  • When the peppers are ready, remove from the oven and fill with the rice then a tablespoon of yogurt mixture and bake for 12-15 minutes.
  • Once baked top it with olives and spring onion greens and enjoy.


  • Sour cream can be used alternatively to yogurt.

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

Posted on August 28, 2014, in Indian, Main dish and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 36 Comments.

  1. I have always had tomato separate and mint rice separate. This looks lovely πŸ™‚


  2. This looks particularly yummy!


  3. Ummey @notbikiniready

    This looks delish!


  4. i loved baked and stuffed capsicum πŸ™‚


  5. i love the minty rice stuffing.. the peppers mustve made one awesome meal.


  6. Anything baked in capsicum is awesome naaa.. I do rice upma baked in capsicum


  7. Love ur fusion stuffed capsicum with tomato rice:-) awesome


  8. I have made stuffed bell peppers before but again you use an interesting combination of seasoning. I would have never combined these seasoning together. I definietly want to try this recipe. thanks


  9. Kitchenequations

    rice stuffing, looks interesting…. Capsicum burritos I would say πŸ˜€


  10. it is like a meal on its own .. yummy


  11. Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.


  12. Stuffed capsicum with rice very interesting…


  13. I am sure this tasted awesome chitra..such a wonderful combo!


  14. Foodie Adam & Cookie Eve

    Lovely dish Chits πŸ™‚


  15. I really love stuffed peppers, looks so good.


  16. very nice recipe………I love to have any kind of stuffed food…..I will definitely try this one…… πŸ™‚


  17. This is right up my alley! I LOVE Indian food, and making it! πŸ™‚


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