Saturday, 20 November 2010

Vegetable Fried Rice

Basmati Rice 1 & 1/2 Cup
Carrot (Medium Sized) 3 Nos.
Capsicum (Big) 1 No.
Cabbage (Medium Sized) 1/2 No.
Potato (diced) 1/2 Cup
Onion (Big) 2 Nos.
Beans 10 Nos.
Green Peas 1/4 cup
Green Chilies 2 Nos.
Cinnamon A small piece
Cloves 3 - 4 Nos.
Cardamom 2 - 3 Nos.
Bay leaves A few
Salt To taste
Ghee 2 tbsp
Oil 1 tbsp
Grated coconut 2 Cups
Cashewnuts A few
Chopped coriander leaves A few


  1. Chop the carrot, beans lengthwise into 1 inch pieces.
  2. Wash and soak the rice in water for 1/2 an hour.
  3. Drain the water and keep the rice aside.
  4. Heat a little ghee in a pan and fry the rice till all the moisture evaporates. Keep it aside.
  5. Grind the grated coconut with water and extract the milk from it and make it to 2 cups.
  6. Powder the cinnamon, cloves & cardamom and keep it aside.
  7. Heat a little oil & ghee, fry the bay leaves and then the powdered spices.
  8. To this add green chillies and fry for few seconds and then add the chopped onions and continue frying till it becomes golden brown.
  9. Now add shredded cabbage and continue frying for another minute.
  10. To this add the remaining vegetables and fry over high flame till the vegetables become tender.
  11. Pour the coconut extract along with salt and mix well.
  12. When the above starts boiling add the fried rice and mix well.
  13. Pressure cook the above (Using a rice cooker is better) for 1 whistle.
  14. Remove from stove and garnish with fried cashewnuts & chopped coriander leaves.
  15. Serve hot with onion raita or chips.

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