Spicy Aloo Fried Rice

I came across this recipe in a Telugu newspaper a long time back. It was an instant hit with my family once I prepared it. From then on it has become a regular dish in our house when I want to prepare a one pot meal. You can have it as it is or with raita.

Spicy Aloo Fried Rice 1

Ingredients

Cooked Rice: 2 cups

Potatoes: 2

Dry Red Chillis: 5

Coriander Seeds: 2 tablespoons

Chana Dal: 2 tablespoons

Methi / Fenugreek Seeds: 1/2 teaspoon

Sesame / Til seeds: 1 tablespoon

Cumin Seeds: 1/2 teaspoon

Mustard Seeds: 1/2 teaspoon

Green Chillis: 3; slit into halves

Asafoetida: 1 big pinch

Salt: as per taste

Curry Leaves: 1 twig (optional)

Oil: 2 tablespoons

Coriander Leaves: 1 tablespoon finely chopped leaves

Spicy Aloo Fried Rice 2

Instructions

1. Spread cooked rice on a wide plate and let cool.

2. Cook, peel skin and cube potatoes into bit size pieces.

3. Dry roast red chiilis, coriander seeds, chana dal, methi seeds, sesame seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves separately. Let them cool and grind to a coarse powder.

4. Heat oil in a wok. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add asafoetida and green chillis. Saute for few seconds.

5. Add diced potato cubes and saute for a minute. Add the masala powder, chopped coriander leaves and combine well.

6. Add cooked rice, salt and combine well. Saute on low flame for 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat and serve hot with raita.

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