Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tomato Egg Fried Rice

This is a very very quick n tasty dish. Its often perceived that any fried rice variant is difficult to prepare and hence most of them avoid preparing fried rice. Hence, I would say; start off with this dish and then you'll know fried rice is really easy!

Basmati rice : 2 cups
Cardamom : 3 nos.
Cinnamon : 1 inch piece
Cloves : 1 no.
Pepper : 5 nos.
Egg : 3 nos.
Ripe tomato (big ) : 1 no.
Chilly powder : 3/4 tspn
Finely sliced onion : 2 big ones
Pepper powder : 1 tspn
Turmeric powder : 1/2 tspn
Green chilly : 3 nos.
Mustard seeds : 1/4 tspn
Crushed jeera / jeera powder : 1/2 tspn
Bay leaves : 1 no.
Coriander leaves : 1 bunch
Salt : as required
Garam masala : 1/4 tspn
Ghee : 3 tbspn
Oil : 1 tspn
  • Wash rice and drain; keep aside. Take a large bowl and pour half the amount of required ghee in it; saute the raw spices; cardamom, cinnamon, pepper and cloves for about a min. Add bay leaves cut into 1 inch piece.
  • Put the drained rice in the pan and saute thoroughly with a wooden spoon until the rice gets completely mixed with the ghee. 
  • Pour 4 cups of water and cook rice covered along with required salt. Keep aside to cool.
  • Beat the eggs with required salt, chilly powder and 1/4 tspn pepper powder and scramble it and keep aside.
  • Take a heavy bottomed pan and pour the remaining ghee. Once hot, put the mustard seeds. Once they start to splutter, add the finely sliced onion, sliced green chillies, turmeric powder, remaining pepper powder, crushed jeera with required salt. Saute until the onion gets golden brown in colour.
  • Add the tomato cut into small dices and saute until they get completely mashed. Check salt and add if required. Now, the masala is done.
  • Add the cooked rice to the masala and mix thoroughly. Add garam masala, scrambled eggs and mix well.
  • Sprinkle coriander leaves cut into small pieces and mix for a minute. And its ready!!!
Note : To those who would prefer a description of scrambled eggs, take a pan and pour oil, pour the beaten eggs. You may add a little water or milk to the mix and beat until fluffy. Cook slowly under low flame. High temperature might turn them rubbery. Stir it often until it forms clumps and its done.  

Its better to prepare scrambled egg after ur done with the masala and rice since keeping it for long might make the egg slightly rubbery.

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