Friday, 15 June 2007

Weekend Lunch Series- Leftover Special: Vagharela Bhaat ( Stir fried Rice)


A really easy recipe this time, perfect for busy weekends.......if you happen to have leftover rice, you can stir fry it! Just grab a few staple items from the pantry and you have a filling meal worth each bite......

A favorite way to eat this is with some cold yogurt and HOT pickles.....try it and see!

You will need:

1.5 cups- Leftover cooked rice
1 onion- chopped, finely
1 large Chili or jalapeƱo- chopped finely
1 small tomato- chopped
1 tbsp- Oil
1/4 tsp- Mustard Seeds
2-3- Curry leaves
1/4 tsp- turmeric
Salt, Sugar,- to taste
Cilantro- for garnish

In a deep wok or kadhai, heat the oil. Add the curry leaves and the mustard. Add the finely chopped onions and chilies and stir well, until the onions turn soft. Add the cooked rice and stir really well.Add the tomato and the rest of the seasonings and garnish with Cilantro. So easy, isn't it?

Have some of this with yogurt, pickles or by itself and tea......it will keep you full until dinner time!

Thank you ALL for your wishes and kind words for the last post.

See you all with a recipe for "lite" Brownies for Coffee's MBP event this month! The theme is "Going Lite".

24 comments:

anusharaji said...

that looks beautiful trupti
turmeric gave a beautiful color
guess if u add garlic the smell would be awesome

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Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is looking so colorful...Love them...Great dish...Love it...

Asha said...

We call it Chitranna or Oggarane anna(seasoned rice).Hey ,we have something in common!:)
Love the dish,quick and light indeed.Have a great weekend T!:)

Seema said...

Trupti, As Asha said we call it oggarne anna. I make it too very often with the left over rice. Love your picture. Its perfect for the theme going light.
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Seema

archana said...

This is our phodnicha bhat :)Nice jhatpat recipe , we love it :)

Manasi said...

We make chitraana / fodnicha bhaat like this, slight variations! this si ideal for lunch boxes too!

Sharmi said...

so every one does the same thing with leftover rice huh?
I just don't add sugar thats all!!
have a nice week end!!

musical said...

Yup Trupti, this is one all time favorite, and i agree it goes rather well with just chai as a nice weekend brunch too.

hugs,
surili.

Anonymous said...

This is my favorite weekend lunch item. Quick and easy!!

Suganya said...

Such an easy recipe..simple too..

sunita said...

I love making fried rice with leftover rice...made it just a day ago....well, to be honest, it does find it's way into Dinesh's lunchbox quite frequently...

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

This is really one of my comfort foods... I just love it! I make it quite often too. Your pic looks gr8!! :)

Richa said...

bowl of rice looks tempting, photo saras kadhya che :) this always comes to the rescue when pressed for time ;) have a good wknd!

Saju said...

Trupti,
as usual your recipe is so tempting!
I am almost drooling here.
ps I am enjoying my time in Canada, tomorrow I fly to Edmonton/

Cynthia said...

Oh yes, left over rice makes the best fried rice dish :)

Sandeepa said...

This looks definitely easy, shall try this, looks pretty too

Vcuisine said...

A quick and one pot meal Trupti. Nice. Viji

Vini K said...

We in Andhra have a similar version too Trupti.we call it Popu annam-literally meaning Vagharela Bhaat..looks colourful.

Linda said...

Now it's my son who would love this -- he's a fried-rice kinda kid :) Nice and easy recipe for lazy weekend lunch!

Jasmine said...

Thats a nice recipe. looks so mouthwatering..iam sure it tastes as good !

Kajal said...

Taro vagharelo bhaat bhu saaras lage chhe. Kavanu man thi jau chhe.
Mai tane tari event mate mail kariyo hato pan mail failer notice ave chhe tane madi hoy to kahe je mane, 4-5 var try kari chhe dhokal mokal vani pan tane madi yo nathi lagto.
Bye enjoy your weekend.:)

Coffee said...

Aa to maro ekdum fav che!! :) Especially when hubby is travelling...... this is like my signature dinner ;) The pics looks very inviting. :)

Raaga said...

I make this all the time... serves as a quick meal. We call it "phanna sheet" which literally means seasoned rice :-)

Sanjana said...

Hey Trupti, thanks for visiting me over at KO Rasoi! Loving all of your Gujarati dishes- this vagharela bhaat is something we always cook at home with leftover rice- it's such a good way of using up leftovers! I love to add lots of chopped coriander and lemon zest to freshen it up!
Do stop by often :)

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