Kerala Style Vegetable Fried Rice


Kerala Style Vegetable Fried Rice

Kerala Style Vegetable Fried Rice is one of the easiest vegetarian dishes prepared with basmati rice and a choice of healthy vegetables. No soy sauce is used in Kerala Style Vegetable Fried Rice and hence different from Indo-Chinese dishes. The dish is unique and traditional with fried Basmati rice cooked with a variety of chopped veggies and garnished with aromatic ingredients. Kerala Style Vegetable Fried Rice is best enjoyed with Gobi Manchurian. Non-vegetarians can opt for chicken dishes or any other spicy gravy of your choice. You can explore a well detailed Kerala Style Vegetable Fried Rice here.
Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people



  • For preparing Kerala Style Vegetable Fried Rice, first wash the rice and spread it out to let the water drain.
  • Pour ghee into a hot kadai.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and rice and fry it. Keep the fried rice aside.
  • :- The mixture of ginger garlic and Basmati rice smells very good!
  • Add oil to a pan and fry 3/4 of the chopped onions and green chillies.
  • Add garam masala and vegetables also and stir fry.
  • Once they are half cooked, add the rice that was kept aside and add 2 cups of water.
  • Close the container and let the rice and vegetables cook together.
  • Heat some ghee in a kadai.
  • Fry the raisins and cashews and keep aside.
  • Fry the rest of the onions to crisp.
  • :- It will become dark brown in colour.
  • After the rice is cooked, pour lemon juice and mix.
  • Transfer the kerala style fried rice to a serving bowl and decorate with fried onions, raisins and cashews and the chopped coriander leaves on top.
  • :- Making Time of Kerala style vegetable fried rice : 25-30 mins.
  • :- Serve the vegetable fried rice with raitha, papad, and lemon pickle to vegetarians. Add with boiled egg or chicken curry for the non-vegetarians.
  • :- Enjoy Kerala Style Vegetable Fried Rice with Vegetable Manchurian, an apt choice.
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Response (1)
  1. V
    Visitor August 22, 2007

    Very good recipe..I served it for a party at home and everyone liked it.
    But was just wondering if this should be called pulav than fried rice.

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