Are you craving street-style masala fried rice? Try this fried rice recipe!

It makes a quick dinner or lunch which is healthier than street-style food. It is easy to prepare, requires few ingredients, is flavorful, and delicious.


Fried rice is typically thought of as a 15-minute weeknight meal that can be put together when you have nothing else in the kitchen to make.

Everybody enjoys fried rice, but exceptionally good fried rice has the power to transform your mood. Every bite of rice should contain a little amount of everything for the perfect flavor, and each fluffy grain should be unique. The meal should be served hot, with the vegetables still having a little crunch, and all of the ingredients should be thoroughly cooked.

Good fried rice doesn’t require anything else to accompany it; the bowl should be filling enough to pique your appetite before you’ve even finished the one you’re presently eating.

This street-style masala fried rice is what actually I’m talking about😘.

Street-style masala fried rice is a popular dish in many parts of India, particularly in Mumbai, where it is a favorite street food. This dish is a delicious combination of cooked rice, vegetables, and a variety of spices that gives it a unique and spicy flavor. It is perfect for a quick lunch or dinner and can be easily prepared at home.

As always, I suggest you read the complete article for useful tips and tricks. However, you can find the detailed recipe with exact ingredients and step-by-step instructions below.
Masala fried rice recipe

This Street Style Masala Fried Rice Recipe:

  • Is a quick and easy-to-make dish.
  • Require minimal pantry ingredients, making this dish quite budget-friendly.
  • Is vegan and gluten-free.
  • Loaded with vegetable goodness.
  • Is healthy, filling, flavorful, and delicious.
  • Perfect for feeding a large group or as a midweek meal.
  • Can be made with leftover rice.
  • Quite adaptable, you can add as many vegetables as you want.
  • Perfect for meal preparation.

Street Style Vs Restaurant Style Fried Rice

Both street style and restaurant style have a distinctive smoky flavor that distinguishes this dish. This taste is obtained by cooking the fried rice on a high flame in a big wok. The primary reason that I don’t eat fried rice from restaurants is that they use ajino moto, or MSG, an ingredient that is harmful to human health.

So making restaurant-style meals at home and enjoying them is always secure and healthier! Recently, I purchased a wok, which I use primarily to prepare Indo-Chinese food. I am in love with the flavor it gives these recipes.

Bombay Potatoes, Teriyaki Soy Curls, or Jerk Tofu are the best dishes to accompany fried rice.

Street style masala fried rice ingredients in bowls

Required Ingredients:

  • Cooked rice: To make this dish healthier, I used brown rice rather than white rice. However, you can use white rice if you like. I strongly advise cooking the rice ahead of time and letting them cool completely to make the best fried rice.
  • Onion: Yellow, red, or white onion whatever you like.
  • Tomato: For adding a nice flavor to the dish.
  • Vegetables: I have used shredded cabbage and thinly sliced carrots. You can add any other vegetables of your choice like peas, bell pepper, beans, or corn to this dish to make it more nutritious and colorful.
  • Red chili powder: You may add paprika if you find red chili powder too hot.
  • Coriander powder: Coriander powder brings out the perfect aroma!
  • Cumin Powder: It adds a nutty flavor and aids digestion.
  • Garam masala powder: A must-have Indian spice powder.
  • Salt: I used pink salt. But you can use your favorite one.
  • Avocado oil: I used avocado oil because it is healthy. You can, however, use your preferred or readily available plant-based oil. If you don’t want to use any oil, you can use vegetable broth instead.

How To Make Street-Style Masala Fried Rice?

  1. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Once hot, add sliced onions and tomatoes and fry for a few minutes.
  2. Now, add sliced cabbage and carrots to the pan and fry for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add all the spices – red chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder, and salt to the pan and mix well.
  4. Add the cooked rice to the pan and mix well with the masala mixture. Fry for 3-4 minutes until the rice is well coated with the masala and heated through.
  5. Serve hot and enjoy! 

Serving Ideas

Serve with raita or any other side dish of your choice.

I usually like to pair it with some sort of plant-based protein like Chipotle Pinto Beans, Anasazi Beans, One Pot Mong Masoor Daal, Tofu Shish Taouk, Sweet And Sour Tofu, or with some healthy Lentil And Potato Burgers.

Storage, Freezing, And Reheating Tips

  • You can keep extra fried rice in the fridge for up to 5 days in an airtight container.
  • Once the leftover fried rice has cooled, store it in an airtight container and place it in the freezer for up to a month.
  • You can reheat leftovers that have been refrigerated or frozen in the microwave or a pan on the stove with a little water/broth until they are reheated well.

Recipe Notes:

  • Use leftover rice that has been refrigerated overnight, as it will have a firmer texture and will not become mushy when frying.
  • You can also adjust the spice level according to your preference.
  • To make the dish more flavorful, you can use whole spices like bay leaf, cardamom, and cinnamon while frying the onions.
  • You can add some chopped cashews or peanuts to the dish to give it a crunchy texture.
  • You can also try adding some soy sauce or vinegar to give it an Indo-Chinese twist.
  • Use a non-stick pan or wok for frying the rice to prevent it from sticking to the bottom.
  • Rice shouldn’t be overcooked. When you first boil the rice, you should cook it until the grains are “al dente.” Cooked rice should always be drained and allowed to cool fully before being added to a stir fry. Wet or hot rice won’t stir-fry well and will make your fried rice soggy.


  • You can use quinoa or brown rice instead of white rice for a healthier option.
  • To make the dish more colorful, you can add mushrooms, bell peppers, and corn kernels.
  • I advise using celery! Celery that has been finely diced gives this dish flavor and texture.
  • Add some chopped cilantro or mint leaves for a fresh flavor.
  • If you like it spicy, you can add some chopped green chilies or a dash of hot sauce to the dish.
  • You can add tofu, seitan, or tempeh for protein, or paneer for a vegetarian option.
  • To give the food a slightly sweet taste, add some tomato ketchup. Add some red or green chili sauce to make the fried rice spicy.

Other Fried Rice Recipe To Try:

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind Of Rice Is Used In Masala Fried Rice Cooking?

This dish is typically made with long-grained non-sticky rice. The long-grain, non-sticky basmati recipe is ideal because it suits the bill. To achieve the best outcomes, try using old basmati rice.

What Caused The Masala Fried Rice To Become Mushy?

Cooked rice that is al dente is ideal for making non-mushy fried rice. If the rice grains are too soft or have been cooked too long, they will break apart when stir-frying and turn into mush.

How Can You Avoid Soggy Masala Fried Rice?

Thoroughly drain the rice. They shouldn’t contain any water at all. The cooked rice must be completely cool.

Adding hot or warm rice to a stir-fry will make the rice sticky and soggy. For the best results, use cool or room-temperature cooked rice for stir-frying.

Which Oil Is Good For Making Masala Fried Rice?

To make masala fried rice, use oil that has a high smoking temperature. I advise using toasted sesame oil, but only on medium heat, for an amazing nutty aroma. Oil like avocado, sunflower, peanut, and butter are better choices.

Can I Make Masala Fried Rice With Olive Oil?

Due to the high temperature of stir-frying, I suggest avoiding using extra virgin olive oil, as it has a low smoke point.

What Gives Restaurant Fried Rice Its Flavor?

The three most essential condiments for fried rice used by restaurants are soy sauce, fish sauce, and oyster sauce. All three give the rice a distinctive taste, but it’s possible to go overboard.

What Is Hawker Style Fried Rice?

This dish translates to “fried rice” and is a famous hawker food in Malaysia. In essence, Nasi Goreng is a large bowl of delicious cooked rice with additional vegetables, typically chicken, and a fried egg.

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street style masala fried rice

Are you craving street-style masala fried rice? Try this fried rice recipe!
It makes a quick dinner or lunch which is healthier than street-style food. It is easy to prepare, requires few ingredients, is flavorful, and delicious.
5 from 7 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: street tyle masala fried rice
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 301kcal


  • 2 cups brown rice cooked
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil divided
  • ½ cup onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 1 cup mixed veggies
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 green onions chopped and divided
  • Salt or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds


  • Heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil in a saucepan, add onions, and cook until soft, about 3 minutes.
  • Stir in garlic and cook for one minute.
  • Add mixed vegetables and raisins and stir to coat.
  • Stir in the rice.
  • Mix soy sauce, the remaining teaspoon of olive oil, and green onion in a bowl with a pinch of salt.
  • Add to the rice and vegetables and stir constantly for 2 minutes.
  • Garnish with remaining green onion and sesame seeds.


Calories: 301kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 187mg | Potassium: 320mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1581IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2mg