Reader's/Guest Post - Fried Rice and Gobi Manchurian

Mangala, a reader of this blog who then became a good friend of mine is a passionate cook. Apart from managing her house hold chores with two demanding teens, she does ribbon embroidery, creates different types of flowers and of course dishes out new recipes in her kitchen.  She has sent us finger licking Fried Rice and Gobi Manchurian recipe to share with rest of the readers of TOM and other blogger s. Here you go with the recipe and a picture...

Fried Rice

Ingredients :
Use same cup for measuring all ingredients

French Beans - 1 cup (snapped into 1" pieces)
Carrots - 1 cup (peel and cut into sticks or any shape you wish)
Bell Peppers - 1 cup (chopped into 1/2" pieces)
Cabbage - 1 cup (finely chopped)
Onion - 1 cup (finely chopped)
Spring Onion - 1 cup (finely chopped)
Garlic - 4 cloves (chopped finely)
Ginger - 1" finely (chopped finely)
Soy Sauce - 3 tsp
Rice- 2 cups
Green Chillies - 4 (slit) adjust according to your taste
Oil - As required
Salt- As required

Heat oil and sautee onions. When onions start changing it's color to brown add cabbage and sautee.
Next goes chilli into the pan followed by garlic and ginger and sautee till ginger gets crisp.
Add rest of the veggies and spring onions and fry them on high flame till vegetables are half cooked. Keep vegetables crunchy.
Add salt, soya sauce, and cooked rice and mix thoroughly. Switch off the stove and cover it till you serve.

Gobi Manchurian
My version of Gobi M which is already blogged can be seen here
Cauliflower - 1 (medium size)
Onion - 1 big finely chopped

Green Bell Pepper - 1/2 finely chopped
Ginger - 1" finely chopped
Garlic -  2 finely chopped
Salt, Vinegar and Tomato Sauce as per your taste
Oil for deep frying
Cornflour, orange food color and salt for batter

Clean cauliflower florets and microwave them for 1 min or less.
Make a thick paste of cornflour, orange food color and salt
Dip C.florets in above paste and deep fry till they are crisp and golden brown
In another pan heat oil and sautee onions, ginger, garlic, and bell peppers. Add salt and vinegar.
Add in salt, vinegar and mix. Add fried C.florets and mix well. Finally add tomato sauce and give a good stirr. Serve hot with fried rice.

Enjoyy your meal!

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