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Yes! Yes! its Chinese…… that’s what we all decided for today’s menu. Now that the menu has been decide everyone quietly leave the living room while I ponder 😥 …..should I cook? Well there is always take out option and I can close the kitchen and relax. Indian restaurants here do offer quite a lot of these so called Indo-Chinese dishes but they are mostly smothered with food color and msg, I hate to say, but that’s how it is! I would rather prepare one at home which is equally good… only thing I have to compromise my sunday free time. These dishes do take quite some time to cook but would say its all worth it in the end when we enjoy them. This weeks menu is a Veg style fried rice with manchurian… i was not in the mood to cut a lot of veggies for manchurian so opened up a can of baby corns to go in it!. Here is how I prepared these two dishes…..
First thing you do in the morning is to cook the rice and spread it over a plate to cool completely. For any good fried rice you need cold rice and if you don’t have enough leftover cooked rice then start making a batch and let it cool. For a quick veg fried rice there is always pre-cut coleslaw mix available which would always be on the grocery shopping list. If you don’t have them stocked in your refrigerator, then then start cutting all the veggies for fried rice. Assemble all your sauces & condiments (Red chili sauce, green chili sauce, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, salt, white pepper powder, black pepper powder) Ajinomoto do make the dish little tasty but not really necessary to add every time you make Indo -Chinese food. (Substitute with extra white sugar and white pepper powder- which will do the trick)
Start making bhajis out of the corn and keep them ready… Make the sauce and keep it ready too… Do not mix them now. When the rice is all cooled, then start making the fried rice… stir in the veggies add in sauces and finish. When everyone is ready for the meal, then quickly heat up the manchurian sauce with little corn flour mixed with water -add in the deep fried corn bhajis and give a quick toss and garnish with spring onions. Ofcourse you can always warm it up in the microwave but it taste better straight from the pan to table…
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Vegetable Fried Rice
- Substitute food color with Kashmiri Red Chilli Paste or Powder
- Substitute Ajinomoto with White sugar+White pepper powder+few drops of vinegar
- Pre-cut Coleslaw mix will suit for this Fried rice and really a time-saver.
- Fresh Baby Corn are usually very hard to find, always stock up some cans.
- I’ve used Chings brand for Red chili, green chili & Soy Sauce
- Rice wine / White vinegar goes well for fried rice.
- If you wish more gravy for the manchurian then mix little corn flour in water and add it the gravy while its simmering.