Thursday, November 15, 2007

Colour Rice / Masala Rice with Chicken Fry

It is called Colour Rice simply for the reason its in a coloured form. How is that for an explanation? Well this is what I got for an answer when I asked Athamma on the name. This is also called Masala Annam or Masala Rice, because it has masala in it. It can't get any simpler than this ok. Everytime hubby dear visited his sisters place, he comes back saying he had the most delicious rice variety and I asked Athamma for the recipe. She always says they must've added this or that to the rice. During my recent visit to their house, happened to see how they make it and bang got the recipe. Its much similar to the Ghee Rice that I make, just that it has more spices and masala added.

Colour Rice / Masala Rice

Basmati / Sona masuri - 1 cup
Onions - 2 medium
Green Chillies - 3 long
Ginger - Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Cloves 4
Cinnamon - 2"
Cardamom - 2
Oil - 2 tsp
Ghee - 2 tsp
Salt to taste

Method to prepare:

Clean and soak rice for 10 - 15 mins.

Cut Onions and chillies

Heat a pressure cooker with Oil and ghee. Add all the spices and sauté well. Then add onions and fry till it becomes really brown. Then add ginger garlic paste and fry till its cooked.

Then add rice and fry so that masala coats well. Add 2 & 1/2 cups of water and cover with lid and keep for 2 whistle.

Chicken Fry

This is a very similar one as I do, but tomato was not added. hubby dear said it tasted good.

Ingredients needed:

Chicken - 250
Onions - 150 gms
Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Cloves - 2
Cinnamon - 1"
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder a pinch
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tsp
Lemon - 1
orange colour a pinch

Method to prepare

Cut Chicken to desired size.

Heat a kadai with oil and fry the chopped onions along with spices and g-g paste. It should be well cooked.

Then add chicken pieces with chilli, turmeric, salt and orange colour. Sim and cook for 30 mins or till cooked.

Once its well cooked, add lemon juice and stir well.


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Asha said...

Sri, I want to move in with you. That Thali looks yummy girl!:))

sagari said...

when ever i visit your blog my mouth with be watering and i feell hungry hhhmmmmmloveryyy foodddd


Hmm ...Like that coloured rice!!!

Happy cook said...

Love the chicken fry.

Srivalli said...

Asha, I would love you have you at our place, tell me when you want to move in!

sagari, thank you!

Rajeswari, thats a good one

Happy cook, then why don't you try it out!

Sig said...

Srivalli, another chicken dish for me to try from here... As usual it looks delicious!

Siri said...

Srii, U are a very very sweet person, your comment on my blog made me write like this..:)) I love the color of Masala Rice, No comment of Chicken Fry being a vegetarian..:D

sunita said...

Sri, what a spread...and what's that other curry in there with a gorgeous colour?I know, I'm drooling :-)

Srivalli said...

Sig, thank try and let me know how it comes out

Siri thanks, thats nice of you...but I really meant carry on!

sunita , thank you..thats the chicken gravy!

Rina said...

That thali looks yum. Please send it across srivalli.

Kamini said...


Srivalli said...

Rina, will be glad to, give me your address!

Kamini, thanks!

prabou said...

hi, chicken fry looks yummy,what is orange colour

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