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Monday, September 12, 2005

Fried Rice

A must have dish in our daily diet. It is so simple to cook and and such a bland dish, is what most say. If you are tired of having the plain rice everyday, try something different.



1. Basmati rice: 2 small bowls (300-350 gms)
2. Garam Masala (Whole):
3. Kali Miri (Pepper): 16
4. Lavang (Clove): 12
5. Elaichi ( Cardamom): 15
6. Dalchini (Cinamon): 5-6 small sticks
7. TamalPatra( Bay Leaf): 3-4 leaves
8. Onion (medium-sized): 2
9. Salt: As per taste
10. Boiled Water: 4 small bowls ( Exactly double the amount of rice)
11. Kesar(Saffron): For taste

1. Soak rice in water for 1/2 hour. Then rinse the water from the rice.
2. Seasoning:
i) Take 3-4 tablespoons of pure ghee and heat.
ii) Add Kali Miri (Pepper), wait till it sizzles.
iii) Add Clove, wait till it sizzles
iv) Add entire Elaichi(pound it slightly, add along with leaves) wait till it sizzles
v) Add Dalchini, wait till it sizzles,
vi) Lastly add Tamal Patra, wait till it sizzles.
vii) Once you get the smell of the masala, the seasoning is done and add finely chopped onions
in it.
viii) Add a pinch of salt to the onions, keep frying till onion turns brown. Add ghee if you think a
little more will be needed.
3. Add rice to this mixture. Mix properly till the rice gets dry i.e. the wetness goes.
4. Add 4 (small bowls) of boiled water. Stir properly.
5. Add salt. Around 2 teaspoons should suffice.
6. Add a bit of kesar.
7. Make the gas high and let the rice boil. Once all water evaporates and rice settles, turn the
gas mild and put a lid on top. Let it cook for 15 minutes. If vessel is not non-stick keep a
plate below the vessel as well.

Method 1:

Once the rice is done garnish it with finely chopped coriander. Serve along with dal fry/ chicken gravy and vegetable raita.

Method 2:
Chop 1 onion in long slender fashion. Deep fry it in oil, till it becomes brown and crispy.
Spread the crispy, brown, fried onion on the cooked rice.


Blogger Sujatha said...

Hi Minal!

We're up and running! Yaaayyy!

6:28 AM

Blogger Minal said...

Hi Sujatha,
Ya finally:-))

10:18 PM

Blogger Anjali said...

What an utterly lovely idea :) ... I stumbled upon your blog and think it's a great idea to start a collection of home recipes. Wish you all the best - and look forward to many wonderful recipes.

6:18 AM

Blogger Sujatha said...

Thanks for visiting and commenting Anjali!

9:42 AM

Blogger Tugga said...

Um.. sounds more like biryani, but sure sounds delicious. Although I must say, Minu, I would rather your Mum cooked it:-)

2:04 PM

Anonymous rajeshwari said...

Hey Minal
What do you mean by garam masala(whole)...?
BTW I liked the idea that you will be putting up quick and easy recipes.

7:45 AM

Anonymous rajeshwari said...

never mind my question, I figured it out #3-7 belong to garam masala (whole)..

7:55 AM

Blogger Minal said...

@Anjali: We are a trifle slow in putting up the recipes,but we will try our best:-)

@Tugga:Saurabh, there is no " red mirchi/ biryani masala" involved!
Well ask my mum and she will surely wouch my rice turns out as good as hers!But you will never believe till u taste it:-) Try this and let me know.

@Rajeshwari: Ya we are hoping to be slightly more regular than we currently are!:-)

3:56 AM

Anonymous rajeshwari said...

Sujatha & Minal
I am waiting for more recipes, at this rate I might forget to visit this blog in future :-)

7:17 AM

Blogger Sujatha said...

sorry rajeshwari. getting on it phata phat!

10:48 PM

Blogger mgcasey said...

Recipes look great! I will try some soon but it would be useful if you gave the number of servings.

Keep up the good work!

2:48 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello from UK :-)

Recipe looks yummy, but what is Garam Masala (Whole)? I only know of ground garam masala to be a mix of other spices ground together?

3:21 PM

Anonymous Indian Recipes said...

We can see how descriptive you are when it comes to recipes. Really like your work here.

10:09 PM

Anonymous Pritha said...

How to cook vegetable fried rice???
is this the same process & just to fry vegetables on the ghee???

9:54 AM

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