This easy Indian recipe for fried rice comes from the kitchen of Ms. Irudaya Mary. She is our Colony Development Coordinator. At work, she visits colonies every week, monitoring self-help groups and welfare committees, collecting and updating monthly reports, and assessing needs in the leprosy colonies.
But at home, she honors her roots by creating dishes inspired by the cuisine found in Andhra Pradesh.
She loves cooking and inherits a Telugu tradition…Telugu is a language spoken in Andhra Pradesh. Now while Ms. Irudaya Mary’s fried rice recipe is quite mild, the cuisine of Andhra Pradesh is famed for its spice. Influenced by Mughal cuisine, Andhra Pradesh food is peppered with spices and can be a bit too hot to handle for those not used to spice-infused food. Rice is the staple food item of Andhra Pradesh and is generally accompanied by sambar or some other types of lentils and vegetables. There is no Andhra meal served without mouthwatering chutneys, pickles, papadams, and powders. Foodies should visit and explore this irresistible side of Andhra Pradesh culture and tradition.
2. Add salt, turmeric powder, and chicken pieces. Cook till the chicken is done.
3. Strain the chicken and let it cool. Set a little bit of the stock aside. (Cooking tip: You can use the strained water -chicken stock- to make curry!)
4. In a wide kadai (pan), add oil. Once the oil is hot, add 3 cracked eggs, pepper, and salt.
5. Scramble the eggs.
6. Now, make a well at the center and add thinly sliced onions.
7. Add carrot, capsicum, cabbage, and a splash of the chicken stock from earlier.
8. Close with a lid, and let the vegetables cook.
9. Once the vegetables are cooked, add cooked basmati rice.
10. Mix everything thoroughly.
11. Now, add salt and pepper to taste.
12. Serve it hot with a sauce of your choice.
Make this a vegetarian meal by simply omitting the chicken!
We are excited for you to enjoy this taste of India! We will continue to share recipes in the hopes that you gather around the table with the people you love and think about your friends in India and that while the world is large, the space between us doesn’t have to be.
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