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'Exquisite' means of such beauty or delicacy as to arouse intense delight .A food that's creative, thoughtfully prepared, beautifully presented and easy to eat makes it absolutely delicious.On this corner,I have tried to recollect the spicy memories and food that I have enjoyed, a delicacy that still persist on the corner of my heart.Hope you too will enjoy it. Bon Appetit !

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Spicy Fried Rice


Ingredients

Basmati rice - 2 cups
Green peas - 1/2 cup (Soak it for atleast 2 hrs)
Carrot - 1 medium size
Potato - 1 medium size
Onion - 1 big finely chopped
Green chilly - 2-3 No:s (big)  finely chopped

Turmeric powder - 1/2 - 1 teasppon
Chilly powder - 1 1/2 teaspoon
Pepper powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Ghee - 2  teaspoons 

Cumin seeds(Jeerakam) - 1/4 teaspoon
Black pepper - 10-15 No:s

Coconut oil - 3 teaspoons
Curry leaves
Mustard seeds
Whole red chilly - 2 no:s 
Salt - to taste

Water - 3 cups 

Preparation

Cut carrot and potatos in medium sized square pieces. Heat  2 tablespoons of ghee in a pressure cooker. Add cumin seeds, black whole pepper ,onion and green chillies and saute for 2 mins. Wash the basmati rice properly and add the diced carrots , rice and green peas. Add turmeric powder and saute well for 3 mins.Add 3 glasses of water(1cup rice to 1 1/2 cups of water is the ratio). Pressure cook it for 4 whistles. Take another bottom heavy pan. Add 3 teapoons of oil and splutter mustard seeds. Add whole red chillies and curry leaves. Add the diced potatoes.Cover it with a lid and cook it until the potatos are fully done.Add 1 teaspoon chilly powder,salt to taste. Make sure the potatoes become crsipy.When the rice is done move it to a serving dish . Add the cooked potatoes and sprinkle chilly powder,pepper powder. Mix it well with the rice and serve.

Side dish

Ingrediants

Onion - big
Tomato - 1 
carrot - 1
cucumber - 1/4 th of a big one 
Curd - 1 cup
Salt- to taste 

Preparation

Chop the onion ,tomato,carrot and cucumber in meidum sized square pieces.Add curd and salt to it.Goes well with the spicy fried rice.

Happy Meal :) 







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