Fried Rice with Chicken Sweet-and-Sour

Submitted by:
Jyotsna Dutta Majumdar, Kharagpur, India
Materials Science

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Fried Rice:
250g basmati rice
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 small brown onion
1 small brown onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 spoonful grated ginger
1 c, p green peas
1 carrot, finely chopped
1 small cup chopped capsicum
20 nos. of broken cashew nuts
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Chicken sweet and sour:
1 teaspoon sunflower oil
500g chicken thigh fillets
2 brown onions, sliced
1 teaspoon ginger paste
1 teaspoon garlic paste
1 red capsicum, sliced
4 nos. of green chilli
4 small cardamom
4 cloves
1 cm long cinnamon stick
2 teaspoons soya sauce
2 teaspoons tomato sauce
1 teaspoon brown sugar
2 teaspoons salt
Sliced coriander leaves for garnishing

1. The rice needs to be cooked until tender followed by spreading on a tray and refrigerate for cooling.

2. The broken cashew nuts needs to be fried until light brown and needs to be kept for garnishing.

3. Add 2 teaspoons of oil in the heated wok. Onion needs to be fried and subsequently, ginger, carrot, capsicum and peas need to be added. Salt to be added as per taste and stir fry till tender. 4. Rice needs to be added and stir fry until heated through. Salt and sugar needs to be added as per taste.

5. Finally, lemon juice needs to be added to enhance the taste and flavour. Garnish with fried cashew nuts.

Time: 30 minutes

Chicken sweet and sour:

1. Add 2 teaspoons of oil in a medium heated frying pan. Add 1/4 teaspoon brown sugar and subsequently, the cardamom, cloves and cinnamon. Add chopped onion, capsicum and chilli along with salt as per taste and fry until they are tender.

2. Add chicken along with soya sauce and tomato sauce and stir fry until tender. Salt and sugar need to be added as per taste during frying.

3. Add sliced coriander leaves for garnishing.

Time: 45 minutes


It was a very special simple menu which we used to enjoy in our get-together weekend party during our study stay in Germany.
I learnt to cook it from my mom and with a little modification as per my style.
This is a very special main course usually served in any special family function along with starter and dessert.

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