Mar 9, 2008

POTATO FRIEDRICE

I love making fried rice because it's quick to cook, which is a definitely plus for a busy weeknight. Everyone make fried rice a little differently. I usually make with soy sauce, which provides the salty and savory flavor. My hubby, who likes to eat ’light’, is always asking me for more dishes like this. It is fried rice cooked in much same way as any normal fried rice except that I added potato. Got the idea from here ,but made lots of changes in flavor. Here is how I prepared it…


INGREDIENTS:

Basmati rice – 2cup
Potato – 2(medium size)
Cumin seeds - 1tsp
Chopped Onion - 1
Sliced Capsicum - 1/2
Ginger and garlic Paste - 1tsp
Tomato paste - 3 tsp
Chopped green chili - 3
Scrambled Egg – 1/2cup
Sliced Carrot - 1
Shallot (onion leaves)- 3
Soy and Chili sauce - 1tsp

METHOD:

Cook the rice and let it cool. Cut the potatoes into thin slices and then strips. Heat oil in pan adds cumin seeds and green chili. When cumin seeds start sputtering add onion, and ginger, garlic paste.

Now add capsicum and fry for 2 mins.Add potato, scrambled egg and cook it for while. Now add the sauces along with tomato paste, and continue to cook all until all the vegetables are soft.

Mix the cold cooked rice into vegetables and let sits for a minute or so until rice starts to get crusty.

Continue to heat and stir till rice is heated through and stir in one-tablespoon of oil. Mix together, taste for salt, and serve with sliced tomato and pepper. This dish can be had, as is no need for raitha or ketchup.

This post is my contribution to meeta’s MM-One-Dish Dinner and kochatof’s International Women’s Day.


33 comments:

Uma said...

That is a great entry, Dhivya! Looks yummy! So colorful.

Divya Vikram said...

The rice looks delicious n quick to prepare too Dhivya..And a nice entry too..

Cham said...

Great entry Dhiv, looks simple too :)

Lavi said...

Perfect Yellow entry Dhivya..

looks delicious too..

Home said...

Great entry and innovative dish.Never thought of adding potatoes to fried rice.

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zorra said...

I love fried rice to, and your version sound extra delicious.

Thank you for your participation in IWD.

Kalpana said...

Happy Women's Day!!! For, fried rice, I never add tomatoes. Let me try out this way.............

Seena said...

yummy.. Looks it cooked well.. :)

sowmya said...

looks delicious..will try this..nice entry

Saswati said...

hey Dhivya that looks nice and YELLOW :)...very nice entry.

Asha said...

Great entry, I love stir fry dishes too!:)

Seema said...

Quick & easy & a good entry for the event!

priya said...

lovely entry divya..perfect color for IWD

sandhiya said...

Nice entry...never tried potato in friedrice,,innovative idea.

Vanamala said...

Hi dhivya

Looks tasty!!mmm lovely

Vaishali said...

What a great idea to try potatoes in fried rice. Looks lovely, Dhivya, and I would guess it'd be as yummy without the egg!

Rosie said...

This is a stunning entry Dhivya! Happy Belated IWD :D

Rosie x

It's all about passion for cooking said...

Hi..very nice recipe.

Annu said...

I decided tomm my lunch box is potato fried rice :-).Thanks for simple and tasty recipe dear.

Laavanya said...

THat is a great lunchbox idea too.. looks delicious.

Roopa said...

nice entry dhivya, I too make these when I have to finish off my veggies :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wow It really looks mouthwatering..Have to try this for sure some time!

Dhivya said...

Uma - tastey too uma..thank u

Divya - Di try divya,,thanks for ur comment

Cham and lavi - thank u dear

Home - Try this way girl..surely u will like it

Zorra - its my pleasure to participate in IWD.thanks for ur nice words

Kalphana -would love to hear ur feedback

Seena,saswati and sowmya - thank u dears

Asha - thanks for ur lovely words asha

Seema - tastes wonderful too

Priya and sandhya - thanks for dropping by girls

Dhivya said...

Vanamala - Thank u dear

Vaishali - yeah..ry without egg and let me know how it tastes girl...thanks for ur comment

Rosie - Happy IWD u too

It's - thanks for visiting my blog

Annu - thanks for trusting me and trying out girl

Lavanya - thank u girl

Roopa - Glad u like this

Pooja said...

Wow , thats a lovely idea to cook rice with potato . you can also send this to Sia's Ode to potato.
the picture is looking very tempting Dhivya.

Meera said...

wonderful entry.

Shella said...

Love fried rice anyday...

Jaya said...

This si delicious Dhivya,
great entry
hugs and smiles
jaya

easycrafts said...

Fried rice with potoates--great idea

Sia said...

unique entry dhivya...

Rama said...

Nice entry....

Meeta K said...

interesting combination - it looks great. Thanks for the entry!

Dhivya said...

Pooja - thanks dear for ur information:0but i've already sent one:(

Meera and shella - thanks for dropping girls

jaya and easy - glad u like this

Sia and rama - try this girl u will be amazed by its taste

Meeta - its my pleasure to participate dear