Capsicum Raita Recipe for Biryani (how to make Shimla Mirch Raita)
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Capsicum Raita Recipe for Biryani (Shimla Mirch Raita)

Capsicum raita or Shimla mirch raita is a simple side that’s full of flavor and pairs perfectly with biryani, pulao or paratha.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 147kcal
Author Kanan


  • 2 teaspoons Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • ½ cup Capsicum (Green bell pepper) or colored bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 cup Plain yogurt (Curd or dahi)
  • ¼ teaspoon Red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon Roasted cumin powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Black salt (Kala namak)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Cilantro or coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Mint leaves finely chopped


  • Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat. Add cumin seeds into hot oil and let them sizzle.
  • Then sauté capsicum till they are soft yet crunchy.
  • Take yogurt, red chili powder, roasted cumin powder, black salt and salt in a bowl.
  • Whisk till yogurt is smooth.
  • Mix in cooked capsicum, cilantro and mint leaves.
  • Keep refrigerated till the time of serving.


Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.2g | Protein: 7.5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3.1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 352mg | Potassium: 152mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 1.3mg
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving
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