Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Carrot Peas Stir Fried Rice

Rice is the staple food of South Indians. Its boiled and eaten with various accompaniments. There are many varieties of rice. But its boring to eat plain rice all the time So here is one. I will keep posting in the coming days more of them....

Carrot Peas Stir Fried Rice

Here its served with Hot Rasam.....
Rice                  500 gms
Carrots             250gms
Onions              200 gms
Peas                  150gms
Green Chillies    4-5 
Ginger Garlic paste   2-3 tsps
Coriander greens chopped fine   2 Tbsp
Cardamoms       4-5
Cloves               5-7
Cinnamon           2 pieces  
Bay leaf              1-2
Garam Masala    1tsp  (powder)
Salt                    To taste
Oil                      3 Tbsp

  1. Wash rice in water, two or three times. Add water one and half times  the quantity of rice and pressure cook till two whistles. You can add one tsp oil and one tsp of lemon juice so that the rice is not over cooked and each grain remains separate. Lemon juice makes it whiter.
  2. When the cooker cools down, remove the rice and spread it on a platter. Fluff it with a fork and leave it to cool.
  3. Clean carrots, peel and grate. Chop the onions finely. Slit the chillies length wise. Those who dont like it too spicy can use one or two chillies. Alternately pepper powder can be used. White pepper powder is less spicy.
  4. Now heat oil in a pan. Ghee gives a better taste. Add cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and bay leaf. After a minute add chopped onions, mix and fry till they turn pink. Adding a tsp sugar gives a good taste and also adds shine to the onions.
  5. Add ginger garlic paste and fry well.
  6. Add carrots, peas, green chillies. Fry for two  to three minutes. Add salt and garam masala powder. Mix well. Now add the rice. Mix well
  7. Fry till it starts crackling.
  8. Serve hot garnished with finely chopped coriander greens.
 Let me know how you like it.....

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