Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Masala Rice

I always wanted to post something for Bookmarked recipes but somehow i post the recipes on different days and finally end up not sending one for her event. This time I made sure I post this recipe on Tuesday to participate in her event. So coming to the dish, this one I found in my book by Mallika Badrinath a culinary expert in South India. She has published several books on different rice dishes, side dishes, Indian sweets and savory. So I made this rice from her book and it came out very well. Its a simple rice with all readily available ingredients.


Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Tomato - 2
Onion - 1 big
Ginger - 1 tbsps chopped
Garlic - 1 pod finely chopped
Green Chilli - 2
Oil - 1 tbsps
Fennel Seeds - 1 tsps
Potato - 1 medium sized cut lengthwise for french fries
Turmeric -  a pinch
Salt - to taste
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsps
Corriander powder - 1/2 tsps
Garam Masal POwder - 3/4 tsps


Grind onion, tomato, green chilli, ginger, garlic without adding water.

Cook rice separately and allow it to cool.

Heat oil in a pan and add fennel seeds. Now add ground paste and fry in medium heat till the moisture is completely absorbed.

Add cumin powder, corriander powder, garam masala powder, turmeric and salt. Mix well and fry for another minute.

Now add cooked rice and mix well till rice becomes hot.

Remove from heat.

For Fries:

Microwave the cut potatoes for about 4 mins. It shouldn't cook fully. It must be just 75% cooked. Now deep fry in oil until potatoes turn golden brown. Sprinkle some salt when hot and mix the fries well.

Top the rice with fried potatoes and some cilantro if needed.

Sending this to Bookmarked Recipes
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  1. Delicious rice ..perfect one pot meal..the fried potatoes on top will definitely add a nice crispy texture..love it!
    Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmark event.

    US Masala

  2. the flavour of ur rice i feel here perfect and tasty rice.

  3. Masala rice looks delicious Amritha,fries look great too...


  4. Masala rice looks delicious Amritha.......

  5. Masala rice absolutely irresistible, fries with rice makes me hungry..

  6. delicious and yummy rice...love the crunchy potatoes on top!!

  7. Masala rice looks lipsmacking with crispy fries on top..

  8. rice w/ fries? Delicious!

  9. Masala rice sounds mouthwatering and lucks alluring...Great combo...


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