All kind of spices generally go very well with the Indian palate, whether they are purely Indian or are blended with some international flavours. True to this the Indo-Chinese dishes are very famous in India, actually these are more authentic Indian than being authentic Chinese and I have never heard of such tastes from my globe trotting friends. One such famous and really spicy creation is Schezwan Fried Rice. This can be easily found on the menu of numerous Chinese restaurants all over India and even in street fast food stalls. Rather than eating it out, you can easily make this at home and add some of your own flavours to it. You can use any of the regular Indian rice for making it, however, the basmati rice tastes really good. The multi-coloured vegetables, particularly, carrots and bell peppers do wonders to its appeal and taste. Schezwan Fried Rice goes well with a curry, possibly a manchurian curry and is perfect meal for lunch or dinner. Use this simple recipe for a different meal today.
Ingredients needed for Schezwan Fried Rice
Dry red chilies – 8-10
Garlic – 8-10 cloves
Water – 1 cup
Cornflour – 1/2 tbsp
Vinegar – 1 tbsp
Tomato ketchup – 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil – 3 tbsp
Cooked rice – 2 cups
Mixed cut vegetables – 1 cup (use vegetables like bell peppers, cabbage, broccoli, carrot)
How to make Schezwan Fried Rice
Soak whole red chilies in water for half an hour.
Grind in a grinder with garlic.
Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan.
Add the chili mixture to the pan.
Add vinegar, tomato ketchup and salt.
Mix cornflour in 2 tbsp water and add to the pan.
Cook for a minute.
Heat remaining oil in another pan.
When the oil is hot, add the vegetables.
Cook for a minute.
Add salt to taste.
Add the sauce that we have prepared.
Add the cooked rice.
Mix everything well.
Serve hot. It can also be accompanied with some Chinese gravy.