Sunday, March 2, 2014

Garam Masala Fried Rice

I am a true lover of garam masala. Not the ones that we get prepacked from the store. I am talking about the one that amma roasts at home and grinds fresh. Its got a unique flavor and aroma which the store bought ones can never acquire. Without doubt the first thing that I asked her when I started preparations to leave to the US was half kgs each of her homemade masala powders and an extra half kg of her garam masala. Now whenever I grab the garam masala powder from my pantry to flavor my curries, I always remember her and her varutharacha kozhi kuzhambu. It always tops my list of favorites and it can be made right by no-one else other than amma.

My love for garam masala is what made me to add the flavor to this fried rice and we totally loved it. If you are not in deep love with the spices then you can reduce the amount to 1/2 teaspoon or you could totally skip it. But then it would just be another regular fried rice.

Prep time: 10 mins; Cook time: 15 mins; Serves: 2-3
~*What U Need*~
Cooked Basmati rice - 2 cups
Onions - 1/2 cup, finely chopped
Carrots - 1, finely chopped
Beans - 6-7, finely chopped
Cabbage - 1/2 cup, finely chopped
Spring onions - a handful, chopped
Salt, Pepper
Oil - 1 tsp
Low sodium soy sauce - 1 tsp
Garam masala - 1 tsp

How I Made it:
Heat oil in a pan. Add the onions and saute till brown. Add in the chopped vegtables and saute till tender but crisp.

Season with salt and pepper. Add the soy sauce followed by the garam masala. Once the raw smell goes off, add the spring onions and fry for 1 minute. Add the cooled rice and mix well.

Serve warm with any indo-chinese starters!!!

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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  1. very flavourful masala. Very useful post.

  2. i usually do these kind of rice with my usual sambhar powder, garam masala sounds great too .

  3. this looks really delicious and flavorful...

  4. I Love garam masala too :) Must try making my own some time.

  5. Fried rice looks really flavorful and inviting ...

  6. Flavorful pulav looking delicious

  7. Flavorful and delicious fried rice..

  8. yummy and flavourful rice....I hv tried this version also.. really nice..

  9. I do this fried rice, whenever i run out soya sauce..Love to finish that bowl.

  10. Very flavorful and delicious rice :)

  11. Love this dish,flavorful and yummy rice

  12. Never tried this way.must b flavorful!

  13. looks yumm........adding garam masala gives this fried rice lovely flavour..


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