Thursday, February 26, 2009

Quick Fried Rice...Veg/NonVeg

The recipe is for non-veg fried rice but you can skip the non-veg ingredients while cooking.

Leftover Rice
1 small onion chopped
2 eggs (Whip the egg white and yolk and keep aside)
Handful of chopped spring onions
Oil 1 tbspn
1 tspn soysauce
Salt to taste
Black pepper powder 1/4 tspn
1 green chilli chopped
Maggie Veg- masala cubes( found in local indian grocery stores)

If you are using leftover rice it is great but if you dont have left over prepare rice atleast 2-3 hrs in advance.Cook rice only 90%.
In a pan add oil, chopped onions, greenchilli and pepper and fry for 2-3 mins.Then add egg and mix it well.Add spring onion and fry for another minute.Add Soysauce, salt and maggie veg-masala and mix it well for 2-3 mins.Now add rice and mix it well.Keep on gas stove for 2-3 mins.
Tadaaa...the rice is ready....isn't that quick.
Serve it with hot chilli chicken or veg paneer chilli.the one displayed in photo is chilli chicken.
My photo clicking skill's aren't that great...i am sure you can make out by now from the pic above...hehehe
Also would appreciate comments if you have prepared any of the recipes.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Japanese Fried Rice (Veg, Non Veg)

I am sharing this recipe which i learnt from friend Kathy who's mother is from Japan.This is the authentic japanese fried rice recipe.
The recipe below is for 3-4 people.

Rice 2 cups (Great if you buy rice from japanese or oriental store)
1/2 cup finely chopped carrot.
1/2 cup peas
1/2 cupp finely chopped onions
1/2 cup thin sliced mushrooms
1 tbspn soy sauce
Some important tips before planning to make the fried rice:
1. You need to prepare rice as usual however need to keep it in freezer for 24-48 make it hard and then night before remove from freezer and keep it in refrigerator.The day you want to prepare keep it out 2-3 hrs before the preparation.
2. When i say finely chopped i mean really finely chopped.
In a big pan heat butter ( remember butter needs to be added generously as that brings the taste) and fry the thin slices of mushroom till they turn light brown. Remove it on paper towel and keep it aside.
Next add carrots in the same pan and fry till they are tender not too soft, add salt and chopped onions (remember to chk if there is enough butter in the pan while frying) and fry till it is soft.Add peas and fry very lightly by being careful trying not to squeeze the peas. Once that is done move these vegetable at the side of the pan.Add more butter and put the rice, wait till the rice absorbs the heat from the pan and becomes warm as it becomes easier to break it and mix it with butter, fry rice for 3-5 mins in butter. Then add soy sauce, and mix the vegetable with the rice ( best to use 2 spoons in both hands to mix it) including the fried mushrooms.Mix the rice and vegetables for 2-3 mins more.....and your japanese fried rice is ready.
Goes really well with shrimp or vegetable tempura (recipe which i will post next).
P.S. You can also add shrimp and chicken in fried rice but you need to cook it before adding it to pan.
Hope you enjoy this authentic fried rice friends and we surely did!!!!!!!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Chicken Xacutti....the best goan dish which i love to eat and make.

Chicken 1 pound (Cleaned and cut into pieces)
1 Big onion, chopped finely.
1 cup grated coconut
5-6 Garlic flakes
Masala: Grind these dry masala for Xaccutti Masala
2-3 Red chillies
1 piece of cinnamon
2 green cardamom pods
2 cloves
1/4 tspn Javatri or nutmeg powder
1 tbsp coriander seeds
1/2 tbsp fennel seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp black mustard seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp aniseed
3/4 tsp black pepper powder
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds

In a pan take 1 tbspn oil and fry grated coconut till it turns light brown. Keep aside and once it cool, in a grinder add the coconut and garlic flakes and make a fine paste.

In the same pan add oil and start frying onions till they turn golden brown, once the onion is golden brown add this grinded coconut-garlic paste to the onion, add chicken and salt and fry it for 3-5minutes.Now add the dry masala powder which you prepared earlier and mix it well with the chicken, fry it for 5- 10 mins. Add water as per your desired consistency.
Cover it with the lid and keep checking frequently till you are sure the chicken is cooked.

Once the chicken is cooked the Chicken Xaccutti is Ready!!!!!
Serve it with hot you would find in goa and trust me you would want to make this curry again.
P.S. You can increase the dry masala quantity if you want to prepare the masala to use it next time
Enjoy and let me know how you liked it...i am sure you will love it.


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I am not a certified nutritionist.All recipes are tried by me at home.

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