Spicy Chilli Garlic and Bell Pepper Rice

Spicy Chilli Garlic and Bell Pepper Rice with hot fiery chilli chutney, garlic and crunchy bell peppers.

Here I bring you today is a real spicy treat for chilli and garlic lovers. This Spicy Chilli Garlic and Bell Pepper Rice will set your taste buds on fire!! A one pot meal that is ready within 30 minutes if you already have cooked rice. The real taste of this rice comes from the garlic and chilli chutney which is can be homemade or store-bought and bell peppers that add to the flavor and color of the rice.

To prepare this rice, we need cooked rice. To get the separate grains and beautiful texture it is better if use refrigerated rice. Do you know why it is preferred to use the refrigerated rice for making any kind of fried rice? Freshly prepared rice has lot of moisture, cooking it immediately introduces more moisture to it hence we get overcooked mushy rice. It is always better to use the dry rice wither by leaving it in open for an hour or so or cooling it and refrigerating it.

The other ingredients we need are finely chopped onions, garlic and bell peppers. You can use bell peppers of any color or mixed ones. I have used red and green bell peppers here. To add to the hotness of this rice, use any fiery chilli chutney, like Szechwan chutney, Siracha sauce or any homemade red chilli chutney. Add chutney as per your spice tolerance levels. I usually keep some kind of chilli chutney ready in my refrigerator. Sometimes it is so easy to just add it for the flavor in rice dishes or in stir fries.

I have also added paneer pieces, you can add or skip as per your choice. For vegan version, you can add tofu.

Let’s see how I prepare this Spicy Chilli Garlic and Bell Pepper Rice

Spicy Chilli Garlic and Bell Pepper Rice

Spicy Chilli Garlic Rice with crunchy Bell Peppers, a one pot meal  ready within 30 minutes. Ideal for quick lunch or dinner times or lunchbox recipe.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Lunch Box, Main
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4


  • 2 Cups Cooked Rice
  • 1/2 Cup Mixed Bell Peppers(finely chopped)
  • 1/2 Cup Finely Chopped Onions
  • 3-4 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 tsp Chilli Chutney/Sauce
  • Green Onions for garnish
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Paneer pieces (cut into small cubes) optional


  • In a pan or kadhai, heat oil and add finely chopped garlic. Sauté for a 1-2 minutes, till the raw smell of garlic goes away.  
  • Add onions and sauté till onions start turning light pink. Add bell peppers and paneer pieces, sauté just for few seconds.
  • Add chilli chutney/sauce and salt as per taste and finally add rice.
  • Mix rice with very lightly. Garnish with spring onion greens.


Add Tofu for vegan version.
Keyword Gluten-free, Rice Dish, Vegetarian

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So if you love spicy food and want something in jiffy make this rice. My teenager loves spicy food and this is one of her favorite. I pack this for her lunch many times. Any yogurt preparation or fruit juice goes well with it.

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This is 16th in my series of A-Z Biryani/Pulao/Khichdi dishes, that I am taking to Mega Blogging Marathon April’19.

Day 18. S.. Spicy Chilli Garlic and Bell Pepper Rice

This is an event where I along with a group of fellow bloggers are blogging everyday about Biryani/Pulao/Khichdi dishes this whole April, with Sundays off.

My earlier posts for the event..

Day 1. A.. Aloo Matar Ki Tehri

Day 2.  B..Broccoli Mushroom Pulao

Day 3 . C..Chana Dal Khichdi

Day 4. D..Dhaniya Pulao

Day 5. E.. Easy Steamed Rice in Instant Pot with Pot in Pot Method

Day 6. F.. Fresh Mint and Peas Pulao

Day 7. G.. Gatte Ka Pulao

Day 8. H.. Hari Moong Dal Khichdi

Day 9. I.. Iyengar Puliyogare(Instant)

Day 10. J.. Jeera Rice

Day 11. K.. Kashmiri Pulao

Day 12. L.. Lucknowi Veg. Dum Biryani

Day 13. M.. Mixed Veg Pulao

Day 14. N.. No-Onion No-Garlic Kadhai Paneer Pulao

Day 15. O.. Oats and Moong Dal Khichdi

Day 16. P.. Pearl Pulao

Day 17. Q..Quinoa Pulao

Day 18. R.. Rajasthani Kabuli(Jodhpuri Pulao)


Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#99

 Thanks for stopping by!!



Author: Swati

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16 thoughts

  1. Reading your description is making my tastebuds drool…Chilly sauce and garlic in a rice, how spicy and flavourful this rice would be

  2. The rice looks super fiery and inviting, must have been so good Swati, wonderful pick for the letter!

  3. Spicy Chilly Garlic Rice , the name speaks for itself . It tempts you to the core . I love spice , chillies and garlic ! I am sure all three components made the rice super flavourful .

  4. I live chili garlic flavor in fried rices and noodles, your dish must have tasted great with all those flavors. Good one

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