We don’t eat a lot of plain rice in my house but I always make a little bit every week just so we can make some quick fried rice as a last minute lunch option! My husband loves all kinds of fried rice so I changed things up a little bit and made this masala pulav for him, and he loved it! I found myself picking at the green beans in here because of their juiciness and crunchiness, so try not to skip that veggie!

I used peppers in this recipe but feel free to substitute them or use other vegetables like asparagus, carrots, mushrooms or cabbage!

Happy Eating! 🙂




Masala Fried Rice




Yield 4 Servings


  • 2 cups leftover rice 
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 small green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 small red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 small red onion, sliced
  • 2 green chilis, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup green beans, chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1.5 tbsp Badshah Pav Bhaji Masala
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopped Cilantro for garnishing


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and add oil. Once oil is hot add cumin seeds and chilis.
  2. Add green beans and let cook for 2-3 minutes. Add sliced peppers, onions and cook until halfway cooked, about 4-6 minutes. 
  3. Add tomato paste, minced garlic, and pav bhaji masala and stir to combine well. Cook for additional 2-4 minutes.
  4. Add rice, salt and mix well until everything is combined. 
  5. Serve hot with chopped cilantro as garnish.