Sunday, October 24, 2010

Bhat Bhaja / Fried Rice with leftover Rice

Leftover Cooked Brown Rice - 3 cups
Red Potato - 1, cut thinly into one inch long pieces
Onion - 1/2, thinly sliced
Frozen Green Peas - 1/2 cup
Frozen Corn - 1/2 cup
Cauliflower - 1/2 cup, cut into tiny florets
Eggs - 2
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Green Chillies - 4, finely chopped
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Fresh ground black pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Roasted Cashewnuts - a handful
Raisins - handful
Lemon Juice - 1/2 lemon

Heat oil in a nonstick pan. Add the potato pieces and saute for 15 minutes till they are slightly brown and crispy. Remove and in the same pan add the peas, corn and cauliflower. Sprinkle salt and cook on high heat for 5 minutes till the vegetables are done but crisp. Keep aside.

Beat the 2 eggs with a little salt and pepper. Heat oil in the same pan, add the beaten eggs and scramble till done. Keep aside.

Heat oil in a wok. Add cumin seeds and green chillies. Cook for a minute and then add the sliced onion. Cook till the onion caramelises well. Add the rice, salt, pepper, garam masala, cooked vegetables and eggs. Mix everything well and cook for a few minutes more. Sprinkle lemon juice on top and serve.

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