South Indian style Fried rice


Spicy level – medium

Ingredients Required

  • Basmati rice – 1 cup
  • Oil – 3 tablespoons
  • Onion – 1 small, slice it.
  • Cabbage – 1 handful, sliced.
  • Carrot – 1 handful, grated not finely
  • Fresh Peas – 1 handful
  • Paneer (if you have) – 7 pieces.,sliced as a rectangle.
  • Capsicum (any 2 colors) – 1 handful, sliced.
  • Ginger and garlic paste – ½ tsp.
  • Red chili paste – 1 tsp. (soak red chilies in hot water for 30 minutes and then make a smooth paste, add vinegar 1 tsp for 18 long red chilies.)
  • Black pepper powder – 1 tsp.
  • Lemon juice – 1 tsp.
  • Salt – to taste
  • Sugar – ½ tsp.
  • Ajinomoto – ¼ tsp.
  • Curry masala powder – ½ tsp.Spring onions – 1, chop, separate bottom portion and top green portion

Cooking Method

  • In a pressure cooker add 1 cup of rice with 4 or 5 cups of water, just 1 whistle turn off the heat wait until pressure subsides.
  • Meanwhile, slice the vegetables. Once pressure down, open, drain the water completely (use colander) and then apply oil to prevent sticky rice and keep aside.

  1. In a nonstick pan, pour oil, fry onions and ginger garlic paste for 1 minute and then add the vegetables, stir, add rest of the other ingredients ( except top portion of onion springs, curry masala and rice).
  2. Saute for 2 – 3 minutes in a medium heat. Add rice, mix well, and add salt to taste and then add curry masala powder, turn down the heat to low.
  3. Stir occasionally until raw smell gone. “Cook uncover”. It takes approximately 3 minutes. Keep your eye on it.
  4. Turn off the heat. Finally garnish with remaining spring onions.
  5. Serve the colorful palatable south Indian vegetable fried rice with soy sauce or any Manchurian.

Tip - you can add chicken too, add after saute the onions and ginger garlic paste. Cook until soft, add salt and then continue the remaining steps from 2 to 4.