CHICKEN FRIED RICE

If you are in search for a go to meal for busy weekends ,then this chinese fried can be a great option to consider.You can customise it with your favorite add ons especially in the case vegetables. Enjoy this super delicious fried rice at the comfort of your home.

INGREDIENTS

Basmati rice-2 cups

Boneless chicken pieces -1/2 kg

chopped carrots -1/4th cupS

Garlic cloves -4-5

Green chillies -3

Chopped beans -1/4th cup

Soya sauce -2tbsp

Red chilli sauce -2tbsp

Black pepper-1&1/2 tsp

salt

Spring onions for garnishing

Sunflower oil 3 tbs

METHOD

  • Rinse off basmati rice and soak for 15 minutes .
  • Cook basmati rice till it become firm not mushy.
  • Drain to a colander and let it cool completely.
  • In a mixing bowl add chicken pieces, pepper powder and salt.Mix well.
  • Heat 1/2 tbsp of oil in a pan ,add marinated chicken pieces and cook for about 4-5 minutes in a medium flame.Once it’s done keep it aside.
  • Pour remaining oil to the same pan .
  • Add garlic and green chillies ,saute for 30seconds just to get rid off it’s raw flavor.
  • Add finely chopped carrots and beans .Toss it on a high flame for few minutes.The texture should remain crunchy not soft and mushy.
  • Transfer the rice along with soya sauce ,red chilli sauce and salt.
  • Stir in well ,keeping the flame high.
  • Add chicken pieces and keep mixing till the rice gets imparted with all the flavors of sauces and turns hot.
  • Finally add some spring onion and give it a good mix.
  • Piping hot chicken fried rice will be ready to serve !!!!

PRAWNS BIRIYANI

Today’s recipe is one of my favorite rice varieties.Spicy prawns masala layered with perfectly cooked biriyani rice is a pure bliss to relish during any special occassions. Here i have used Jeerakasala biriyani rice which had actually enhanced the flavor of this biriyani.You can serve this delicious biriyani with any of your favorite raita and pickle .

Here’s the recipe:

INGREDIENTS

onions-2

Green chillies -4

Tomat0-1

Ginger -1 small piece

garlic -6-7 loves

Coriander leaves

oil -4 tbsp

Water -3 cups

FOR MARINATION

Prawns -1 Kg

Chilli powder -2tsp

Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp

Pepper powder -1 tsp

Salt

FOR RICE PREPARATION

Biriyani rice -2 cups

Cardamom 3-4

cinnamon stick -1 small piece

Clove 3-4

sliced Onions -1

Ghee -2 tbsp

Water -3 cups

salt

METHOD

  • Wash and clean prawns thoroughly.If you are using medium sized prawns ,devein it and Keep aside.
  • Take a mixing bowl and add cleaned prawns along with turmeric powder ,chilli powder ,Pepper powder and salt .Mix well and keep the marination for 15 minutes.
  • Take a fry pan and shallow prawns for 2 -3 minutes in a medium flame. Keep this aside.
  • To prepare rice ,heat some ghee in a pressure cooker .Then add cardamom, cinnamon sticks and cloves ,saute it in a low flame till they become aromatic.
  • Add sliced onions and saute it until they become transluscent.
  • Next add washed and cleaned basmati rice along with 3 cups of water .
  • Finally add salt as per taste.
  • Cover and pressure cook for 1 whistle in a medium flame.
  • Meanwhile let’s prepare prawns masala.
  • Take a apan ,and pour some oil.Add crushed ,ginger, garlic and green chillies .]
  • Saute it till it’s raw tastes goes off.Next add slices onions and tomatoes , saute it well till they become soft and mushy.
  • Now it’s time to add some spices .Sprinkle some turmeric powder ,chilli powder and garam masala.
  • Add fried prawns and mix well.
  • Pour some water and let it cook for 3-4 minutes in a medium flame.
  • salt as per taste.
  • Once prawns masala is ready ,switch off the flame and keep this aside.
  • Once the pressure cooker releases first whistle ,wait until steam goes of completely.
  • Transfer the cooked biriyani rice into another pan.
  • Take a big kadai for layering process.To begin with spread some biriyani rice on the bottom side ,add some prawns masala on top of it. Repeat the process .
  • Garnish with some coriander leaves and cover it with an airtight lid.Cook for 10 minutes in a very low flame .
  • Keep the biriyani pot on top a dosa pan and cook it on a low flame .This will help to spread the heat evenly and rice will be non-sticky and delicious .
  • Serve hot with some onion raita and pickle .