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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