Capsicum or Bell Pepper has a mild sweet pungent taste. It is believed to have anti ageing properties and it is rich in Vitamin C as well. We are being aware all these health benefits only recently (thanks to Google 😉 )
My mom used to add it in Potato masala and sometimes she prepares sambar out of it. We have never used it extensively. When I got married, i used to scratch my head for preparing different lunch box recipes each & every day of the week.At that time chanced upon a recipe of capsicum rice on internet. I adapted it according to our taste buds. Its so easy to prepare & takes very less time for cooking.
You need to first make a capsicum based mix and then add it to rice. I have never used garam masala. However if you like the flavor , you can add a tbsp of Garam Masala while prepping the masala mix