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Fried rice in a white bowl with cilantro and a jalapeno pepper next to the bowl
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3.8 from 5 votes

Indian Fried Rice

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Keyword: Indian fried rice
Servings: 4
Calories: 131kcal


  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1/2 onion roughly diced
  • 1 tsp chopped green chili or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 cups cooked rice I use Basmati rice
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder or to taste
  • 2 tbsp water
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp cilantro chopped


  • Heat oil in a pan until it shimmers. Toss in the cumin seeds and let cook for about 15 seconds. Toss in the onion and green chili. Stir. Add a little salt and cook until the onions are soft, stirring every couple minutes.
  • Add rice, water, chili powder, turmeric and stir.
  • Cook until rice is heated through.


Serving: 85g | Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 47mg | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.5mg