While growing up , dining out in chinese restaurants once in a while , was a luxury we used to look forward with so much enthusiasm. The hot fried rice served with Gobi Manchurian, Chilli chicken, mushroom chilli and on the sides vinger-soy-chilli sauce , tomato chilli sauce ...Ooh la la .....
Those Indo chinese dishes were so tongue tickling that i couldn't yet find an equivalent with anything else i eat here.
I was talking to my friend R in India about this Chinese joints recently and she was telling me that with the mushroom growth of the he Indo - Chinese restaurants back home ,things have definitely changed with them , as they don't taste the taste as they used to.. I wonder what that would be ....
The inspiration to cook an egg fried rice and Chilli chicken came from this chit chat with R . I also made the vinegar -soy-chilli sauce to get that restaurant effect ( who doesn't like restaurant food?). My mom loves this sauce so much , I remember she is the one who always ask for a second bowl of the same :)
Recipe for Quick Indo Chinese Egg fried rice
Serves : 2-3
Eggs - 3
Basmati rice - 1.5 cup( you can use left over rice or any other rice just cook it as usual)
Onion chopped - 1 large
Garlic thinly sliced - 3 cloves
Ginger thinly sliced - a smal piece
Green chilli chopped - 1-2
Beans chopped - 1/2 cup
Carrot chopped - 1/2 cup
Spring onion chopped - a handful or as much as u like
Soy Sauce - 1 - 1.5 tea spoon
Chilli - tomato sauce - 1 tea spoon ( optional)
Crsuhed Pepper - a large pinch
Salt to taste
Butter or Sesame Oil
Cook Rice with 3 cups water and salt to taste and keep aside.
Beat the eggs with a pinch of salt and pepper .Heat butter in a pan and add the beaten egg.
Stir it continuously to scramble it and continue doing it till its cooked and dry . Set aside
Heat butter or sesame oil in a Wok or any other pan and add sliced onions , garlic , green chili and ginger
Toss well and fry for 5-6 minutes.
Add chopped french beans and carrots and fry for 3 minutes , sprinkle a couple of table spoons of water and cook it covered for 3-4 minutes or till it is cooked. saute till it is dry ( or you can keep on sauteing it instead of cooking it with water)
Add Soy sauce and chilli tomato sauce if using and mix well.( you can add the scrambled egg now or after adding rice )
Add cooked rice and combine well. saute for 3-4 minutes or it is heated through.
Sprinkle scrambled eggs , chopped spring onions , salt to taste( if needed) and pepper .
Combine well, switch off the flame
To make the vinegar - soy - chilli sauce as seen in pic
Mix 2 table spoon of vinegar , 1 tea spoon of soy sauce and 3 tables spoons of water .
Add chopped green chiles and mix well. ( increase the qty of water or decrease the qty of vinegar as per your taste). Add salt to taste( only if needed)