Capsicum Fried Rice

Since the time I have started writing here I haven't posted any Rice recipe except the Dal Khichdi, so thought why shouldn't I start with one of my favorite fried rice which I learnt from my Vahinee (Sister in Law). She is a good cook I need to learn many more recipes from her like Kaju Katli, Titkhat poori, tandoori roti, dum aloo and the list goes on ... This rice she had prepared when I was at my native on ML :), and I collected all the details from her. This can also be prepared with the left over rice you have in your kitchen, but the rice should not be too sticky. We get both the tastes spiciness of pepper and capsicum and sweet taste of dry grapes.


2 cups
1 ½ glass
2 sliced
1 big sliced
Green chilly
2 sliced
1 sliced
½ inch piece chopped
Cinnamon stick
Bay leaf
1 table spoon
Mustard seeds
1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds
1 tea spoon
¼ cup chopped
Black pepper powder
¼ tea spoon
¼ cup
Dry grapes
¼ cup
To taste


  1. Cook the rice in a pressure cooker upto 3 vissels over a high flame, When the pressure is released you can spread the rice and allow it to get cooled.
  2. Chop all the vegetables like green chilly, onion, capsicum, tomato into slices.
  3. In a frying pan add a table spoon of ghee on a moderate flame, when the ghee is heated  add mustard, cumin seeds, bay leaf, cinnamon, green chilly and sauté for 10-15 seconds.
  4. Add cashews and dry grapes and roast them until light brown in color. You can also roast the dry fruits separately in ghee at the beginning and keep a side.
  5. Add chopped onions, salt and fry until translucent. Add capsicum tomato and sauté for 5 minutes so that capsicum gets softened.
  6. Add rice to this and mix well. Sprinkle ¼ tea spoon of black pepper over the rice, Fry this for 5-8 mins and add coriander to this.

 You can serve this with tomato Ketchup.

  • You can roast the dry fruits separately in ghee and keep a side and add at the end when the rice is completely done.
  • You need to cook rice over high flame so that rice will not get over cooked and sticky.