Schezwan Fried Rice.

Schezwan Fried Rice is the most easiest and quickest recipe when you have very little time and want to eat something really filling. All you need is some veggies,some rice and sauces and your rice will be ready to eat. Whenever I go to restaurants this is one of my favorites.

Many people think that making fried is difficult because of the chopping part(as it requires fine chopping). But with the invention of new gadgets you don’t have to worry about that too. I always prefer to make my sauce at home as it gives a really nice and fresh flavor to your food. I saw this recipe of sauce in a TV  show hosted by chef Ranveer Brar(show name “Homemade”) and its very easy to make your own sauce. So here goes the recipe of Schezwan Fried Rice. Hope you all enjoy it.

IMG-20150627-WA0003

Ingredients:-

  1. 2 cups washed and soaked long grained Basmati rice
  2. 1/2 cup chopped onions.
  3. 1-2 finely chopped garlic.
  4. 1/2 cup each of chopped carrots,beans,cabbage and capsicum.
  5. 1 tsp of oil and lemon juice.
  6. Salt according to taste.

For the sauce:-

1. 5-6 red chili’s deseeded and soaked in hot water (for 15 minutes).

2. 1 tbsp each of grated garlic and ginger.

3. 2-3 shallots finely chopped.

4.2 tbsp of tomato sauce.

5.1 tsp of dark soy sauce.

6. 1/3 tsp of sugar and pepper powder.

7.1/2 tsp lime juice.

8.2 tbsp oil.

Method for making sauce:-

Grind soaked red chili’s into a fine paste. In  pan heat oil and add in ginger and garlic and saute well. Once the raw smell goes of add in the grinded paste and saute till the mixture leaves oil. Once it starts to leave oil add in soy and tomato sauce and again saute well. As soy sauce is high in salt content add in very little salt and mix well.Than add sugar and pepper powder. Finally  add in lemon juice and turn off the heat. This sauce can be stored in fridge and used as and when required. But i usually like to prepare it a day prior and use it the next day.

Preparation of Rice:-

Wash and soak 2 cups of rice for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes drain the water. In a vessel add in 5-6 cups of water and bring it to a boil. Add in one pinch of salt and 2-3 drops of oil and lemon juice. When the water starts to boil add in rice and let it cook till its half done(refer notes).Switch of the flame and drain away the excess water.

Making of Fried Rice:-

In a heavy bottomed pan heat oil and add in chopped garlic and onions and let it saute well. Once the raw smell goes off add in the chopped veggies and let it saute for some time. We don’t have to over cook the veggies as we want a nice crunch in our fried rice. Next add in the sauce that we have prepared and give it a nice mix so that all the veggies get a nice coat of the sauce. Once nicely coated add in rice and stir in well. Let it cook for some time with the lid on it. After 5 minutes remove lid and stir it well.Now add in a pinch of salt and pepper powder and give it a nice mix. Your Schezwan Fried Rice ready. Garnish it with celery leaves. Serve hot.

IMG-20150627-WA0002

Note:-

As the rice is soaked for 30 minutes it requires less time to cook. so keep an eye over the rice so that it doesn’t over cooks.

Its better to make sauces in small quantities as it gives best results.

Advertisements

Mushroom Chili

Mushroom Chili is one of my all time favorites. What i like most about this dish is its flavor and texture. Its crispy from outside and soft from inside. To add more the veggies(onion & capsicum) in it give it a nice crunch. No doubt its a hit among kids and adults.

Below is my simple and easy recipe.

Ingredients:-

  1. 10 button mushrooms sliced in halves.
  2. 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste.
  3. 1 teaspoon chili paste.
  4. 1 teaspoon of red chili powder.
  5. 1/4 teaspoon of coriander powder.
  6. 1/4 teaspoon of garam masala.
  7. 2 pinches of asafoetida.
  8. 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder.
  9. 1/4 teaspoon of pepper powder.
  10. 2 tablespoon of curd.
  11. 2 tablespoon of gram flour.
  12. 1/2 cup of corn flour.
  13. About half a cup of water for making batter.
  14. 1 teaspoon of soy sauce.
  15. 1 tablespoon of tomato sauce.
  16. 1/2  teaspoon of sugar.
  17. 1 tablespoon each of finely chopped onion and garlic.
  18. Oil for frying.
  19. Salt to taste.
  20. Coriander leaves for garnish.

Method:-

Wash and clean button mushrooms. Wipe them dry and dust them with little corn flour. Make a batter by mixing ingredients from 2 to 12 by adding little water and salt. The batter should be thick. Now dip the corn flour dusted mushroom in the batter and fry them in a medium heat till they are crispy and golden brown.

In another pan heat oil(you can use same oil that was used for frying). Add in chopped onion and garlic. Add in a pinch each of turmeric powder,coriander powder and pepper powder. Saute them till they turn pink. Once they are pink add in soy sauce,tomato sauce and sugar.Let this simmer for a minute. Then add in the cubed veggies(onion and capsicum) and fry for few minutes. Once the veggies are coated well add in fried mushroom and stir it till they too are well coated. Garnish it with coriander leaves. Serve hot.

IMG_20150426_150337