Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Royyalu Kodiguddu Fried Rice/ Prawn Egg Fried Rice

Good for Lunch Box, Unexpected Guests, Potluck, Picnic or for a Quick Dinner. Easy Peasy than making Biryani.

Ingredients n Proceed:

Basmati Rice - 2 rice cups 
Water - 3 rice cups 
Sesame Oil - little

- Wash the rice, drain n cook along with the ingredients in 3 litre pressure cooker for 2 whistles on gas. If it is electric element cook rice for 1 whistle, switch off n leave on the burner further to cook.

Prawns - 300 g (cook with little salt, turmeric n little amount of gg paste until it changes color, keep it ready)

Frozen Mixed Veges - 1 rice cup (wash n get ready)

Eggs - 2 no. large 
Sesame Oil - 2 tsp

- Scramble the eggs, just sprinkle little Himalayan Salt n Pepper while cooking. once done switch off n get ready.

Coconut Oil - 2 tbsp

Chilli flakes - 1 tsp
Garlic - 5 pods (smashed n chopped finely)
Ajinomoto - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - few sprigs (torn into bits)

Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala Powder - 1/4 to 1/2 tsp (recipe down below)
Salt very little (as we are adding Soya Sauce)

Soya Sauce - 2 Tbsp (I used Kikkoman Brand)

Curry leaves - few sprigs (torn into bits, adding lastly)

Heat an Iron Kadai, once hot add coconut oil, then after few secs on medium low add chilli flakes. then garlic, curry leaves torn, ajinomoto once fried . add washed frozen veges stir on medium heat n add cooked prawns with out any water n keep frying until nicely fried, it might take 4-6 mins. add chilli powder, garam masala powder n fry for few secs. Increase heat to high, n add cooked basmati rice stir, fry until nicely crisp say 3 mins or so. add soya sauce n curry leaves stir fry for few secs n add scrambled eggs mix well  n cook for 1 min n Switch off.

Serve hot! it tasted good as it is, if u want u can pair it up with Cauliflower Manchuria or Chicken Manchuria.

***Garam masala powder:

1 tbsp Cardamom
1 tsp Shah jeera
1 tsp Cloves
1 tsp Black peppercorns
1 inch Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Nutmeg powder

- Grind these with out roasting n keep in airtight container.


Coconut Oil - Don't put long face by using coconut oil. I know we use for hair oil, but trust me, once nicely fried u won't get that coconut oil flavour like Parchute :-)

© 2018 by Rajani Rayudu

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Quinoa Payasam

Quick Payasam for Potlucks or for serving as Neivedyam to God.

Ingredients n Proceed:

Quinoa - 1 n 3/4 th rice cup (wash well n strain)
Water - 1:3 ratio
Ghee -  1 tbsp

- In 3 litres pressure cooker add ghee once melted on low heat add strained washed quinoa n stir fry for 1 min. add measured liquid n pressure cook for 4 whistles. once done mix with spatula.

UHT Milk or Normal Milk - 1 litre
Cardamom Powder - 7 no. (pound it nicely)

- Add this to above n mix gently without any lumps. n keep the flame on low, n add cardamom powder too, mix n cook . Meanwhile fry......

Cashews Bits - handful
Sulatanas - handful
Ghee - 2 tbsp

- Fry these in nonstick pan. once fried add it to above mix well.

Jaggery - to taste 
Water - 1/2 rice cup

- Melt the jaggery in the same pan along with water once dissolved.  get ready.

Once the milk is heated through, switch off n add jaggery syrup. taste it. if  u feel u need more jaggery melt the same way n add it. 

© 2018 by Rajani Rayudu

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Bangaladumpa Tamata Kura/ Potato Tomato Curry

 (Bangaladumpa Tamata Kura)
Quick to make n always comes handy when no veges around.

Potatoes - 3 Large (diced into cubes)

Oil - 3 tbsp

Green chillies - 2 (slit)
Onions - 1 large (sliced n cut twice in the middle)
Curry leaves - 1 sprig (torn)

Turmeric - 1/2 tsp

Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp

Coriander leaves - handful
Chopped Tomato tin - 1/2 tin (of 480 g)

Water - 1 rice cup
Salt to taste


Heat 3 litre pressure cooker, add oil once hot on medium. add green chilli, curry leaves n chopped onion, fry until light golden color.

Add turmeric stir n then add potato pieces, fry for 3 mins.

Add chilli powder stir n add chopped tomato n fry for 2 mins or until tomatoes r soften.

Add coriander leaves n salt to taste n  stir n add water, bring to boil n cover n pressure cook for 4 whistles, n switch off.  Check for salt, if it is too watery cook for 2 mins n switch off n Serve.

Serve with Chapati.

Potato = Bangaladumpa = Aloo

© 2018 by Rajani Rayudu