• Basmati rice - 2 cups
  • Vegetables - 2 cups, chopped lengthwise (Carrots, Beans, Peas, Green peppers)
  • Onion - 1, chopped lengthwise
  • Green chillies - 2 or 3
  • Bay leaf - 1
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
  • Cardamom - 3 or 4
  • Cloves - 4
  • Garam masala - 1 tsp
  • Cashews - few
  • Cilantro leaves - for garnishing
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Butter - 1 tbsp
  • Salt - as required
How to make it:

Soak basmati rice in enough water for 10 minutes and cook with 3 cups water until done. Spread on a plate and let it cool. Steam cook all the vegetables except green peppers until just done. Heat oil and butter in a pan, add bay leaf and fry for a while. Now add cumin seeds, fennel seeds, crushed cardamom, crushed cloves and cashews and fry until light brown. Add onions and slit chillies and fry until onions become translucent. Add green peppers and fry until peppers are soft. Add the steamed vegetables, salt and garam masala and cook for about 3 minutes. Add the rice and mix well. Garnish with chopped cilantro leaves and serve hot!
Easy to make and is a quick fix for lunch with a cup of raita!

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31 Responses
  1. Vishali Says:

    Lovely nice delicious fried rice ...looks so good with cashews...:D.

  2. Indian Khana Says:

    Looks nice and yummy...nice colour too

  3. VIDYA VENKY Says:

    lovely yummy fried rice..iam so hungry now..lemme have my share

  4. FH Says:

    Beautiful colorful rice. I make Ghee rice similar to this, wonderful recipe. Enjoy! :)

  5. Recipeswap Says:

    Looks very colorful!

  6. Looks Colorful Anu...All the veggies with mild masala flavor..I love this...

  7. Pooja Says:

    Looking colorful and the addition of cashews..

  8. Cham Says:

    I love anything with rice, tasty one!

  9. I love fried rice, your looks so yummy with all those veggies and cashews, love it :)

  10. Laavanya Says:

    That sounds mild & delish...

  11. Ashwini Says:

    It looks so mouthwatering..Nice color with all the veggies.

  12. Chutneytales Says:

    Fried rice looks colorful..I guess you can send this to FIc-red/green..It looks so good :)

  13. Priya Suresh Says:

    Colourful fried rice, looks great!

  14. fried looks colorful and tasty Anu. now i am hungry seeing the pic :(

  15. Anu Says:

    Very yummy. Feeling tempted to eat. It has been a while since i prepared this. Will do it for Sunday lunch :D

  16. Anu..they looks yum da..I like the colorful dish..Healthy too...:)
    If you are intersted in restaurant type fried rice,you can check my blog for that..:)

    Have a great weekend..!!

  17. Yasmeen Says:

    Vibrant looking fried rice:)

  18. Manju Says:

    heyy anu, did you know that adding a little bit of vinegar gives you that restaurant type flavour! i recently found out from a friend of mine, havent tried it myself though!

    looks delicious!

  19. Saritha Says:

    Lovely colour anu and healthy rice.I make this very often,i add ajinomoto to get the hotel flavour

  20. Vibaas Says:

    quick, easy and looks soo yummy :)

  21. Priya Sriram Says:

    I got bored with my version of fried rice Anu... Yours look so yumm and inviting... Will def. try it out next time.. :)

  22. A_and_N Says:

    Looks nice! Like the way the rice-grains are nice and separate :)

  23. Dori Says:

    Nice and simple rice, my daughter would really love this... I will give it a try :)

  24. Unknown Says:

    Lovely recipe.. looks delicious anu..

  25. jus had my dinner and u r tempting me very much... cant resist need it now.

  26. Uma Says:

    looks mouth-watering Anu! Nice dish!

  27. Raks Says:

    Comfort food and very tasty,lovely color you have got!

  28. Unknown Says:

    perfect deszi version fried rice...super po :)very delicious...

  29. suvi Says:

    looks yum, love the colours you have there!

  30. Archy Says:

    fried rice.. hmm.. looks so gud with veggys.. !!

  31. gtyuk Says:

    fried rice is richly colored and spiced; yummy!