Thursday, August 4, 2011

Kerala fried rice

Ingredients: (Serves 6)
  1. Basmati rice- 3 cups
  2. Cardamom-9
  3. Cloves-10
  4. Bay leaf-4
  5. Cinnamon sticks-5
  6. Green chillies-2
  7. Garlic-1
  8. Ginger-1/2 inch piece
  9. Green peas-1/2 cup
  10. Carrot-1/2 cup, chopped
  11. Beans-1/2 cup, chopped
  12. Soy sauce-1 tsp
  13. Vegetable oil-1/4 cup
  14. Melted butter-1/4 cup
  15. Salt
  16. Water for cooking rice
For garnishing:
  1. Onion-1, thinly sliced
  2. Raisins and cashew nuts-1/2 cup
  3. Cilantro
  4. Curry leaves

  1. Wash rice and drain.
  2. Crush together ginger, garlic and green chillies.
  3. In a pan pour half of the melted butter and add cardamon, cloves, bay leaf and cinnamon sticks, saute until you get a nice aroma.
  4. Transfer the rice into a cooking vessel and add crushed ginger, garlic, green chillies and fried spices into rice along with the melted butter. Add water just enough to cook the rice. (I used a rice cooker and it need 1.5 cup of water for 1 cup of rice). Add enough salt and cook the rice. Take care not to overcook the rice. Rice should not stick together.
  5. Mean while slightly fry chopped carrots, beans and green peas in 1-2 tsp of oil and 1 tsp of soy sauce and stir. Add salt and keep aside.
  6. Fry cashew nuts and raisins in 2-3 tsp of the melted butter and keep aside.
  7. Finally fry thinly sliced onion in 1 tsp of oil or butter until it is crispy and brown. Transfer into a plate and add 1 tsp of sugar and mix well(this is to keep them crispy and would give a nice taste to fried rice)
  8. When rice is done transfer into a big flat tray and mix well with fried vegetables. Finally garnish the top of the rice with fried raisins, cashews, onions and chopped cilantro and curry leaves. Sprinkle 2-3 tsp of melted butter or oil. Serve warm with chilly chicken or chicken curry.


  1. Eethu adipoli aa ketto,colorful and yummy

  2. I was seriously searching for typical Kerala fried rice recipe, while googling, saw your dish picture and prepared similar way except soy sauce and added Canola and Olive oil instead of butter since I am a bit health conscious because of my wonderful family and friends :).
    It came up amazingly beautiful and super tasty still with these ingredients. And for chicken roast I followed this recipe :
    Chicken I marinated the same way and kept for 12 hrs, rice cooked and kept in fridge for one night and ate next day heating again, it was superb, words cannot describe it ...
    The combo was super and delicious.
    You made me enjoy my search for typical Kerala Fried Rice which we get for weddings and functions.
    Thank you soooo much for taking effort in posting this.
    Will be trying more of your recipes.
    More healthier more tastier, new taste.
    Thanks again.


    1. Thank you very much. I am glad you tried my recipes. Thanks again for letting me know the results.

  3. Most of the dishes and recipes are prepared with the local person of Kerala. The dishes are very delicious and tasty that every person want to taste. You can also taste it from Tirupati during your trip of Kerala. The place is beautiful for the tourist to spend time with the food and luxurious places.