Sunday, January 27, 2008

Fried Rice and Aloo Koorma with Onion Ritha

Fried Rice


Basmathi rice-2 cups
Mixed vegetables (cubed carrot, fresh corn and fresh peas)-1 cup
Garam masala-1 tablespoon
Ghee-4 tablespoons
Salt- 1 tablespoon


  1. 1.Wash and cook the rice with 4 cups of water (not too soft). Let the rice cool.
  2. 2. Boil the vegetables and keep them aside.
  3. 3. Heat the ghee in a pan on medium flame.
  4. 4. Add the mixed vegetables and fry for three minutes on low flame.
  5. 5. Add salt and garam masala, rice and mix well. Turn off the stove and serve hot.

Note: Garnish the rice with chopped spring onions. I didn’t have them when I was preparing this meal.

Aloo Koorma


Boiled and cubed potatoes-2 cups
Dry chilly powder-1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder-a pinch (optional)

For grinding:

Tomatoes-2 small sized
Chopped onions-2
Green chillies-4
Coriander seeds-1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds-1 teaspoon
Cashew nuts or sasame seeds or dry or fresh coconut (I have used cashews)
Curd-1 cup
Coriander leaves-a few
Garam masala-1 teaspoon
Salt-1 tablespoon
Oil-2 tablespoons


  1. Heat the oil in a pan and add the ground paste.
  2. Fry until it turns brown in colour and add the boiled potatoes.
  3. Stir well and add the turmeric powder, chilly powder and salt.
  4. Add ¼ cup of water and cook on medium flame.
  5. Add the garam masala and stir well. Turn off the stove and add the curd and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Onion Ritha


Finely chopped onions-2
Chopped green chillies-2
Chopped coriander leaves-a few
Salt-1/4 teaspoon
Home made Curd (yogurt)-1 cup


1. Take a big bowl.
2. Add the chopped onions, green chillies, coriander leaves and salt.
3. Add the curd and mix well.
4. Simple and delicious onion ritha is now ready…
5. Serve it with the pulav or fried rice or rotis.


Asha said...

Aloo kurma looks absolutely delicious. Made Biryani and Pachadi today!:))

shriya said...

The pics made me to drool over here for sometime. It looks awesome. Nice recipes. Thanks for sharing. :)

Menu Today said...

Hi Vijaya,
Perfect combination. Rice looks very colourful. Thanks for sharing.

Dhivya said...

Hi rice and kurma looks great.thanks for dropping by

Jeena said...

Hi you have a lovely blog. This spread looks so delicious, beautiful pictures. I have a blog you can visit here
jeenas food recipes Now I have ataste for some curried potatoes! :-)

Sagari said...

pics looks so temting and wonderfullll food daily meals

Hima said...

Excellent spread. The fried rice is looking so good.

Superchef said...

the fried rice and kurma looks yumm!!

Daily Meals said...

Thank you Asha, Shriya, Menu Today and Dhivya.

Thank you Jeena, Sagari, Hima and Superchef.

Seena said...

A delicious dinner for vegetarians..! yum..