Heat oil and butter in a heavy bottom non stick pan
Add the onion and sauté till lightly browned.
Add grated garlic and carrots.
Saute until carrots are a bit tender.
Add chopped tomatoes and salt.
Sauté till tomatoes become tender.
Add in the chopped bell peppers
Add pav bhaji masala, red chilly powder .
Let it cook for 2 minutes.
Add water if needed.
Add in steamed / boiled green peas . Cook for a minute.
Add the rice and give it a nice mix until the masala is coated well.
Taste test and add lemon juice .
Adjust seasoning as per your preference if needed.
Cook the rice for 2 more minutes.
Fold in some chopped cilantro .
Serve hot with a side of chilled cucumber raita and some papad .
I have used basmati rice. Leftover boiled rice works great. The spice level of this recipe is 4 on 5 . 1 being mild and 5 being spiciest . Adjust spices to your preference. If using peas from the freezer , just steam it in the microwave for a minute and use.