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Chicken Fried Rice / Restaurant Style Chicken Fried Rice

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Fried rice is one of the popular dish, it can be prepared in a street food and also the other ways. Commonly we like to have fried rice from a street vendor, it tastes different and good. We use to have it at least once in two months, but for almost a year, the shop was closed. And so, thought of preparing it at home and the taste was too good and more similar to that one. Also, this is a perfect for lunch box. Let me share the recipe…

Taking this to Fiesta Friday #160 hosted by Angie@thenovicegardener.

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Chicken fried rice / Restaurant Style Chicken Fried Rice

Ingredients:

  • Chicken – 200 gm
  • Steamed rice – 1 ½ cups
  • Capsicum (yellow, green, red) – ¼ cup
  • Carrot – ¼ cup
  • Cabbage – ¼ cup
  • Spring onions – 4 stalks
  • Black pepper powder – 2 tsp
  • Garlic – 5 cloves
  • Eggs – 2 nos
  • Soy sauce – 2 tbsp
  • Tomato sauce – 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 2 ½ tbsp

Making of Chicken Fried Rice –

Preparation:

  • Clean and finely chop the chicken into pieces.
  • Clean and finely chop the capsicum, cabbage and spring onions, peel and finely chop the carrot, garlic.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add garlic, carrot, cabbage and capsicum, cook for few mins or until the vegetables are cooked.
  • Add chicken pieces followed by salt and pepper powder and cook for few mins or until the chicken turns pale white in color.
  • Pour tomato sauce and soy sauce and cook for a min or until the raw smell goes off.
  • Add spring onions and cook for few seconds.
  • Break the eggs, stir it well, cook for few seconds (the egg should not be completely cooked).
  • Add the steamed rice and mix it well, cook in high flame until the rice becomes dry.
  • Sprinkle a handful of spring onions and remove it from fire.

Serve it hot with Butter chicken or any gravy.

 

Beetroot Rice

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Beetroot Rice is one such delicious, colorful, flavorful and healthiest variety rice, which can be prepared in minutes when you have steamed rice in your hands. Because of its color and taste, I am sure that it would be the best and very big hit among kids. An easy and simple way to make kids consume beetroot. As beetroot is packed with loads of nutrients and helps in lower blood pressure, boost your stamina, beetroot juice helps in maintaining the hemoglobin level. Let us move on to the recipe…

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Taking it to Fiesta Friday #135 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

Ingredients:

  • Grated Beetroot – 1 cup
  • Steamed Rice – 2 cups
  • Onion –  1 no (medium sized)
  • Green chillies – 2 nos
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Split Black gram – ½ tsp
  • Split Bengal gram / Channa dal – 2 tsp
  • Asafoetida – ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 2 tsp

Making of Beetroot Rice –

Preparation:

  • Peel and thinly slice (lengthwise) the onion, keep it aside.
  • Slit the green chillies into two equal halves.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard, split black gram, split Bengal gram and curry leaves, wait until they crackle.
  • Add in the onions and green chillies, cook until the onions turn golden brown.
  • Add in the grated beetroot, turmeric powder, salt and asafetida, cook until the raw smell goes off and the beetroot is completely cooked.
  • Add in the steamed rice, stir well with the beetroot and cook for 2 mins or until the rice gets blend well with the beetroot.
  • Remove from fire, transfer it to a bowl.

Serve hot with chips or pappad or rice crackers. I have accompanied it with Arbi Fry / Colocaesia Fry / Chepang kilangu fry.

Vegetable Stew

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My love for Appam and Idiyappam (Stringhopper) never ends, these dishes tastes heavenly when served with Stew – Chicken Stew, Vegetable Stew, Coconut milk and Lamb Paya (leg curry). Mostly I prefer with chicken stew or lamb paya, but when a vegetarian comes to home, definitely no way, have to proceed with vegetarian curry and so decided to prepare Veg Stew accompanied with appam.

I never expected that Veg stew would be as equal to that of chicken stew, liked the flavors, color and texture of it. A best recommend for kids from my side, as this dish has no oil and it’s good for a year old babies. Let me share the recipe…

Ingredients:

  • Onions – 1 no
  • Carrot – 1 no
  • Cauliflower – florets (a cup)
  • French Beans – 6 nos
  • Green peas – a handful
  • Garlic – 5 cloves
  • Cumin powder – ½ tsp
  • Ginger paste – 2 tsp
  • Green chillies – 1 nos
  • Cinnamon – 1 no (1 inch stick)
  • Cardamom – 2 nos
  • Cloves – 2 nos
  • Star Anise – 2 nos
  • Coconut milk (thick) – 3 cups
  • Salt to taste
  • Cashew nuts – 6 nos
  • Coconut Oil – 1 ½  tbsp

Preparation:

  • Peel and finely chop the onions and garlic, keep it aside.
  • Peel and chop the carrots and French beans (lengthwise) and keep it aside.
  • Separate the cauliflower florets into medium size.
  • Halve (lengthwise) the green chillies into two pieces. Blend the cashew nuts along with ¼ cup of water to a fine paste and keep it aside.
  • Heat the coconut oil in a heavy bottomed kadai, add in the cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, star anise and cook for few mins.
  • Add in the onions and garlic, cook until they turn golden brown.
  • Add in the ginger paste and green chillies, cook for few mins until the raw smell goes off.
  • Add in the vegetables along with the cumin powder and salt, cook for few mins or until the vegetables turn their color.
  • Pour in the coconut milk along with a cup of water, cover with the lid and allow it boil.
  • Pour in the cashew paste once the vegetables are cooked, cook in medium flame, until the gravy thickens and the oil floats on the top.

Serve hot with Appam (Hoppers), Egg Appam (Egg Hoppers) or Idiyappam (String Hoppers).

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