Colorful Capsicum Vegan Fried Rice / Shimla Mirch Wala Pulao ( Step By Step Pictures)

This is our family favorite recipe and can be made in a jiffy if you have cooked rice ready or have leftover rice from last night's supper. . Capsicum rice gives a tangy flavor and can be eaten along with some raita or chutney.It can also be made for any pot luck parties or special occasions

How To Make Colorful Capsicum Fried Rice / Shimla Mirch Wala Pulao

Preparation Time:- 10 Minutes
Cooking Time:- 10 Minutes
Serves:- 4-6


Oil:- 2 Tbsp
Mustard Seeds:- 1 Tsp
Asafoetida/Hing:- A pinch
A handful of unsalted cashews, roughly chopped
Dessicated Coconut:- 1 Tbsp
Rice,cooked and cooled:- 4 Cups
Capsicum/Bell Pepper/ Shimla Mirch:- 1/2 each medium sized, cut lengthwise (red,green,yellow & orange)
Lemon Juice as per taste

Grind Together

Dried Red chillies:- 1 or 2
Cinnamon:- 1 inch piece
Clove:- 2
Coriander seeds:- 1/2 Tbsp
Channa Dal/ Split Bengal Gram Lentil:- 1 Tbsp
Unsalted Peanuts:- 2 Tbsp


1) Heat a heavy bottom pan on a medium heat , dry roast red chillies,cinnamon,cloves, peanuts, coriander seeds and split black gram lentil until slightly golden brown. Allow them to cool and then grind them to a fine powder. Set aside.

2)Heat oil in a nonstick pan, when hot add mustand seeds, asafoetoda and cashews.Stir fry for 1 minute.

3)Add chopped capsicum & salt saute for 2-3 minutes.

4)Add ground masala powder and dessicated coconut, mix everything well.

5)Add cooked rice , mix everything well together. Season it with the lemon juice in the end and if you want sprinkle some chopped cilantro leaves on the top before serving

Hot capsicum rice is ready to serve.....Enjoy:)


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kitchen queen said...

tempting and inviting colourful capsicum pulav.

Divya Shivaraman said...

seriously a wonderful plate of colours in the form of food...loving this

Priya Suresh said...

Very colourful and delicious fried rice.

Vimitha Anand said...

Colorful n yummy rice

sreya said...

Yummy Capsicum Rice Recipe. It was very delicious in taste and it looks very colorful in pictures, I cant wait to taste it. Thanks for the recipe.

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