Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Chilli Pineapple Fried Rice

2 cups cooked jasmine rice( day old cooked rice)
1 cup pineapple cut into cubes
1/2 cup frozen thawed green peas
5-6 cloves of garlic finely chopped
2 tbsp finely chopped ginger
3 green chillies finely chopped
2 tbsp finely chopped spring onion (white part)
2 tsp chilli oil
a pinch of yellow food colour(optional)
2 eggs lightly beaten (skip if your a vegetarian)
2 tbsp spring onion greens
salt to taste

For the sauce
2 Tbsp golden moutain seasioning sauce or light soya sauce
2 tbsp pineapple juice
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp oyester sauce


  • In a bowl add all the ingredients mentioned under "Sauce" and keep aside
  • Heat a wok, add 1 tsp oil and then add egg and scramble it and keep aside
  • Add 2 tsp oil in the same wok and then add ginger,garlic green chilli and spring onion whites and stir fry for a min and then add rice, salt and stir fry for 3-4 minutes on a high flame
  • Reduce the heat and then add the green peas,pineapple cubes, food colour , sauce and mix well and cook for a min 
  • Add egg, spring onion greens and mix well
  • Lastly add the chilli oil and mix it well and cook for 2 min and then serve hot

Friday, November 8, 2013

Bittergourd Strips Subzi


6 Medium size bittergourd
1 onion sliced
6 cloves of garlic finely chopped
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp sabzi masala or garam masala
1/4 tsp amchur powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp tomato ketchup
1/2 tsp tamarind paste
1 tbsp jaggary
1 tsp lemon juice
a pinch of sugar
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
salt to taste
2-3 tsp oil

  • Cut the bittergourd into half, remove the seeds from it and then cut into thin strips, sprinkle salt on it and keep aside for 1-2 hours 
  • Then wash it very well and drain out all the water and dry it out with the help of a kitchen towel 
  • Heat 1 tsp oil in the pan add the bittergourd strips and fry it on a low flame till brown,crisp and gets cooked and then keep it aside
  • Heat 2 tsp oil in the same pan and then add garlic and fry till light brown and then add onion and fry till light brown
  • Add all the masala powder,ketchup and little water and cook for a min 
  • Add tamarind paste,jaggary,salt,pinch of sugar, and mix well
  • Then add the fried bittergourd strips and mix well
  • Add the lemon juice, coriander leaves and mix well and cover and cook for 5 min till everything gets blended well and then serve hot with roti