Vegetable fried rice

Fried rice is very commonly ordered and eaten in any restaurant found here in India. The most common versions include the schezwan fried rice and the chicken fried rice while Vegetable fried rice is the easiest form. Many who cannot handle the dryness of fried rice consume with a gravy. Since vegetable fried rice is prepared during a Chinese inspired meal, the gravy also belongs to the similar cuisine.

I recently prepared vegetable fried rice at home. Here is the recipe

Ingredients
1 and half cup chopped vegetables
(carrots, beans, spring onions and capsicum)
2 cups rice was cooked in pressure cooker with 1tsp oil and pinch of salt
1 chopped onion
2 green chillies cut in big pieces
2 tbsp oil
4 garlic cloves
1 tbsp pepper powder
1 tbsp soya sauce
1 tbsp vinegar
Salt

Take 2 tbsps of oil in a big pan. Add chopped onions, garlic and green chillies. Saute them till the onions turn pinkish brown in color. Now add vegetables, saute them and cover the pan. Let them cook on steam for few minutes. Now add salt and intermittently check the vegetables for its consistency. When they turn soft, increase the flame and fry them for few minutes.
Now add the rice to the pan! Add soya sauce, vinegar, salt and pepper powder. Fry and mix all the contents together. Fried rice (image below) is ready to be served.

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Since I was having a Chinese cuisine night, we ate it with veg balls in manchurian gravy (take away from Treat restaurant in Bangalore) and Hakka noodles prepared at home (image below)

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Biscuit cake

I think this recipe is one of my first baking experiments. This is not my recipe but I had to try some eggless cakes, before I try something major in baking! Hope you like and enjoy eating!

Ingredients
1 packet Bourbon biscuit pack
2-3 parle G biscuits
2-3 Marie biscuits
2-3 spoons of Chocolate powder
One and half cup sugar (read: I love extra sweet)
One and half cup Milk
1 tbsp Baking soda
Butter

Grind the biscuits into a powder form. Add this biscuit powder,  chocolate powder, sugar,  milk and baking soda in a bowl. Whisk the contents together till the sugar mixes and melts.

Preheat the oven at 180 degree celsius for 10minutes.
Apply butter to the containers and add the batter in them.
Now bake them at 200 degrees for 10-15minutes.
Yay the tasty and yummy cake is ready!

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Restaurant experience: Kobe Sizzlers

Restaurant Name: Kobes Sizzlers
Place: Kormangala, Bangalore, Karnataka

I had never been to a place before which specializes only in sizzlers. This was an interesting experience. Boiled, slightly charred vegetables and a patty with French fries were the common contents.  Ordering french fries instead of mashed potatoes was a good decision.

I ordered Vegetarian Satellite with rice! This is vegetarian sizzler with mushroom sauce, fresh cream and cheese.  It looked good but the white sauce and rice combination was not at all flavourful infact quite bland.  Can you see the big white piece of melted cheese? I bet you would be tempted.

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Nevertheless, the vegetarian sizzler ordered by my husband was very tasty. He ordered Vegetarian Sizzler with schezwan sauce and noodles! It was spicy and tasty!
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Though, it was a heavy meal we were tempted to order sizzling brownie with vanilla ice cream. Yummy 🙂

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Verdict:
Service was good, yet brownie could have arrived earlier on the table. Also,  brownies are not supposed to be served so sizzling hot that almost half the chocolate gets burnt! Don’t order Vegetarian Satellite and definitely not with rice.