Vaghaarelaa Bhaat (Fried Rice)
4 tbl oil
½ teaspoon rai (mustard seeds)
1 suku marchu (whole dried pepper)
1/8 teaspoon hing (asafetida)
½ teaspoon jiru (cumin seeds)
1 kaando (onion), finely chopped
1 lilu marchu (green chili), chopped
2 cups left-over cooked rice, warmed up
¼ teaspoon hardar (turmeric)
½ teaspoon marchu (cayenne pepper)
1 teaspoon dhaanaa jiru
½ teaspoon mithu (salt)
1 teaspoon saaker (sugar)
some kothmari (cilantro), trimmed, washed & coarsely chopped
1. Heat oil, adding mustard seeds, whole dried pepper & asafotida. When the seeds start crackling, add cumin seeds and wait for 10 seconds.
2. Add the onions & green chili and brown the onions.
3. Add the rice, turmeric, cayenne pepper, dhaanaa jiru, salt and sugar. Reduce heat, mix well. Garnish with fresh coriander and serve with dahi (plain yogurt) as a quick snack.