Sunday, August 8, 2010

 Rice based dish with the left over Rice in the refrigerator can be whipped into a gastronomic Appetising dish on a rainy day too,  make it fiery with a few extra spices; Heard about Lemon , Tamarind, Tomato and Fried Rice but try this out...........take that left over rice
                                                                SOUTH INDIAN FRIED RICE
Cooked Rice   2 cups
Oil   2 tbsp
Mustard seeds   1/2 tsp
Jeera   1/2 tsp
Channa Dal   1 tsp
Red chilly   4 nos
Onions Or Shallots (Preferred)    1/2 cup Finely chopped
Tomatoes   1/2 cup ( shredded without seeds)
Curry leaf   2 sprigs
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder   1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves for garnishing

- Heat a wok add the oil and when hot add the mustard as it crackles add the Jeera, the red chilly slit, Onions , curry leaves and the Dal saute well on high fire till you get a strong aroma, toss in the Tomatoes, the turmeric and mix well once you notice everything is getting dry slightly add the rice , salt to taste and mix well.
-Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves  and Pickle / Papad; this is Ideal on a rainy day, but eat it steaming hot.