Recipe: Nasi Goreng

I get bored preparing the same old Indian recipes at home…so S and I have been experimenting with some other cuisines. I made Nasi Goreng, an Indonesian Rice dish couple of weeks ago. Absolutely loved it. I love anything with rice in it…except probably octopus and other similar creatures ūüėÄ

I moulded the recipe¬†according¬†to our taste…but not much…just a bit of chillies and bit of salt..

Here goes the recipe…


  • Rice – 250 (g) {I used Sona Masoori but Basmati is fine}
  • Boiling water – 1 (lt)
  • Turmeric Powder – 1 (tsp)
  • Vegetable Oil – 3 (Tbsp)
  • Spring Onions – 1 Bunch
  • Fresh Root Ginger – 2 1/2 (cm) finely chopped
  • Green/Red Chillies – 2/3
  • Chicken Brest Fillet – 500 gm/thinly slice
  • Garlic Cloves – 2/crushed
  • Soy sauce – 4 Tbsps
  • Prawns – 200 (g)/cooked, peeled, defrosted if frozen {If you want to get rid of the sea smell, cook prawns in some ginger+garlic paste, turmeric powder and salt}
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Coriander for garnish


  • Cook the rice in boiling salter water, with turmeric added
  • Leave it to dry completely (to avoid rice becoming mushy (mixing with a fork¬†occasionally¬†helps quicken the process)
  • Heat 2 tbsps of oil in a wok or any heave based pan
  • Add half the spring onions, ginger and chillies and stir fry over low heat for 2-3 mins until softened.
  • Add remaining oil and increase the heat to high
  • Add chicken and garlic and stir fry for 5-7 mins
  • Now add rice in 3 batches, stirring after each addition to mix well with other ingredients
  • Add soy sauce and prawns and stir fry for 2-3 mins until hot
  • Transfer to a bowl and mix in lemon juice
  • Sprinkle with¬†remaining¬†spring onions and garnish with coriander


You can add green peas to and vegetables like boiled carrots and beans  to make it more nutritious.


Beetroot Fry

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Beetroot is not one of my favorite vegetables….well actually, I tend not to like vegetables that are healthy for the human body ūüėČ but I am conscientiously trying to prepare more dishes with nutritious veggies. More about beetroot here.


(Recipe Serves 2)

  • Beetroots – 2 (Diced into 1 inch pcs)
  • Onion (medium sized) – 1 (finely chopped)
  • Garlic Cloves – 2 (finely chopped)
  • Red Chili Powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt – According to Taste
  • Turmeric Powder – A Pinch
  • Oil – 2 Tbsp

For Tempering (Talimpu):

  • Mustard Seeds – 1 Tsp
  • Cumin Seeds – 1 Tsp
  • Urid Dal – 1 Tsp
  • Chana Dal – 1Tsp
  • Curry Leaves – 5


  • Add oil to a pan and let it heat. Then add mustard seeds and once they start spluttering add cumin seeds, urid dal & chana dal.
  • Once they turn golden brown in colour and curry leaves and the finely chopped garlic cloves
  • Fry them a little bit and then add finely chopped onion
  • Fry them till they turn golden brown in colour and then add the beetroot pieces
  • Fry the beetroot until the pieces are crispy
  • Turn off the flame and serve with rice or chapthis

Pretty straight forward ūüôā

Recipe for Curry Puffs coming up tomorrow.


Jeera Rice

Recipe for Jeera Rice

Jeera Rice. Copyright of IdliDosa’s Weblog

Preparation Time Р30 mins

Cuisine РIndian 

Ingridients & Quantity:

  1. Rice – 2 Cups
  2. Water – 4 cups
  3. Onions – 1 large sized
  4. Cumin Seeds – 1 tbsp
  5. Pepper Corns – 6 pieces
  6. Cloves – 4
  7. Cinnamon Stick – 4 small pieces
  8. Ground pepper – A pinch
  9. Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
  10. salt – To taste
  11. Coriander for garnishing


To a pot, add 4 tbsp of oil and heat. Then add 1 tbsp of cumin seeds and let them splutter. Later add cloves and cinnamon stick pieces and fry

To this, add chopped onions and fry until they reach golden brown in colour. Later add 1 tsp of ginger garlic paste and ground pepper and mix.

Add¬†rice and appropriate amount of water and mix well. Now add salt according to your taste¬†and let it¬†cook on medium flame for¬†10 mins. Keep checking in between to see if the water you’ve added is enough. So as to not burn the rice, cook it on low flame after the 10 mins. Wait till all the water has been absorbed and switch off.

Nice ‘n Easy Jeera rice is ready to be served!!¬†You can serve it with Chicken Curry and Rasam…other recipes blooged by ‘yours truly’¬†ūüėÄ

Jeera Rice with Chicken Curry (Kodi Koora). Image copyright of Idlidosa’s weblog