Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Tomato N Paneer Fried Rice - Broccoli Masal Vadai

Few days back i bought a pack of paneer from Indian grocery, as they were laying for atleast one weekin my fridge, i want to do something with paneer n tomatoes as a delicious lunch..i dont want to prepare something which need a long cooking process..Paneer, my daughter's all time favourite also she loved fried rice very much,initally i thought of making tomato pulao but last minute i changed my mind n prepared this tomato n paneer fried rice coz this rice dish need few minutes, also my daughter will surely happy to have this paneer n tomato fried rice also its really very easy to prepare, i used canned tomatoes for this recipe instead of fresh tomatoes which gives a lovely colour to the dish...finally i added paneer cubes to this make this tomato fried rice more delicious, also i served this tomato paneer fried rice with broccoli masal vadai, Yea!!!!! masal vadai with broccoli, i tried it out friends..they tastes too good, if u have anyone at home who doesnt like broccolis, its quite a easiest way to feed them with this antioxydant rich vegetable...i prepared the broccoli masal vadais as we do with our usual masal vadais,yes i prepared them with soaked n grounded channadal..

1/2can Tomato puree
1no Onion (chopped lengthwise)
3cups Cooked Basmati Rice
3/4cup Paneer pieces
1tbsp Soya sauce
1tsp Garam masala powder
1/2tsp Pepper powder
1/4tsp Red chilly powder
2tbsp Coriander leaves chopped
2nos Bay leaves, Cloves n cinnamon sticks

While cooking the basmati rice add few drops of oil, this helps to keep the rice grains not to stick..Heat enough oil in a large pan, add the bay leaves, cloves n cinnamon sticks n fry them until they turns brown, saute now the onion pieces, tomato puree with soya sauce,garam masala powder,salt, pepper powder n red chilly powder n stir everything continously until the oil get separates, add immediately the paneer cubes n toss gently for a while...add the already cooked basmati rice , chopped coriander leaves n mix gently everything until they get well mixed..

Broccoli Masal Vadai:

1cup Channa dal
10nos Broccoli florets
1no Onion chopped
2nos Green chillies chopped
1tsp Fennel seed powder
3nos Curry leaves
1tsp Ginger pieces
2tbsp Coriander leaves
Oil for deepfrying

Soak the channa dal for atleast 2 hours, drain the water n grind them as coarse paste, meanwhile chop finely the broccoli florets, add the chopped broccoli florets, chopped onion pieces, chopped green chillies, fennel seed powder, curry leaves, ginger pieces, coriander leaves and salt to the channa dal paste n mix everything well with ur fingers...

Heat the oil for deepfrying, take a small ball from the vada batter, flatten them in ur palms n drop gently one by one to the hot oil, fry the masal vadais in small batches until they get golden colour...drain the excess of water with a paper towel...

Serve hot with Tomato n Paneer Fried Rice, an excellent pair!!!


Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

wow that broccoli masal vadai ooohh realy very innovative will try to day itself tomato and paneer fried rice great combo

EC said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy combi..thanks for the entry.dont forget to mail me the details

Lavanya Raj said... Reply To This Comment

Superb Idea Priya..of making Broccoli Masal Vadai..

Nandinis food said... Reply To This Comment

Wow! Broccoli Masala Vadai looks delicious and innovative. It's a good way to make the kids eat broccoli. All they say is 'yuck!' Thanks for visiting my blog. I will soon send my 'pink' recipes to the FIC pink.

Chutneytales said... Reply To This Comment

broccoli vada is interesting..Wanna try this paneer fired rice..its tempting..Nice presentation.
Priya,I tried your calzones y'day and it was such a hit .Its a wonderful snack.Thanks for the recipe :)

Purva Desai said... Reply To This Comment

this is something really creative broccoli vadai...very nutritious dish.....and rice looks delicious too...

FH said... Reply To This Comment

Panner and tomato is yum but I am drawn to Broccoli vadi, I make with Spinach, Broccoli is even better! :)

suvi said... Reply To This Comment

the vadai looks so nice and crisp! And priya, I am really in awe of you - you manage to post so frequently...just how do you do it?!!!

CurryLeaf said... Reply To This Comment

Love it Priya,the rice is very innovative and the vadai is very very new to me.Never ever tried broccoli in a vadai.

Finla said... Reply To This Comment

I love that rice and brocolli vada is new to me, it looks so yumm and healthy.

Gita Jaishankar said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely lunch the vadais...nice way of sneaking broccoli to kids :)

Trupti said... Reply To This Comment

Fried rice looks very delicious Priya.. Brocolli in vadai what an innovative.. both dishes looks mouthwatering

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Both looks tempting..But i join the Brocolli a brocolli fan too..thats a wonderful idea Priya

AnuSriram said... Reply To This Comment

Tomato rice looks lovely! Adding broccoli while making vadai is new to new... Will try that! Looks delicious!

Deepa Hari said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely fried rice and vadai Priya....broccoli vadai sounds to me...Nice presentation.

Ashwini said... Reply To This Comment

Wow that vadai is drawing me..Yummy..Tomato, paneer fried rice is also nice..

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Hmm vadai and rice sound excellent together. Love the idea of adding brocc.

Sunshinemom said... Reply To This Comment

I too love vadai with rice!! Especially rasam or sambar rice. Using broccoli in masal vadai is a nice idea and who will say no to the tomato paneer combo??

Mahimaa's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

nice priya... brocolli vadai kelvi pattadhe illa.. healthy and tasty too. tomato rice looks finger licking good :)

Poornima Nair said... Reply To This Comment

The vadais look delicious...always love to see a healthy ingredient in fried snacks.

sathya said... Reply To This Comment

The fried rice looks yum priya.vada are quite interesting and very healthy too.

Manju said... Reply To This Comment

what a nice way to use up brocollis! and that rice made into a ball reminds me of how my grandmom used to feed us rice..she would keep them as tiny balls on the plates and we are free to have "toppings' of veggies of our was soo much fun and we used to eat the veggies too!

Lavanya said... Reply To This Comment

good way of consuming broccoli priya..vada n fried rice looks yummy dear!!

Vikis Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Broccoli masal vadai sounds delicious dear. Yummy fried rice too.
Nice combination.

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Wow.. looks so inviting Priya! Broccali vada is healthy and good idea! :)

Priya said... Reply To This Comment

The broccoli vadai idea is such a smart way of including the veggie, they look soo tempting.

Mrs.Kannan said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy looking fried rice..Especially with panner..I HATE broccoli...But still frying it may be one best way to eat it.

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

The fried rice looks delicious and loved the idea of broccoli masal vadai !

Sucharitha said... Reply To This Comment

Thank you very much for the camouflaging broccoli recipe. I'm looking for more recipes where I can hide this veggie.

Priya Suresh said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks friends for leaving ur comments, am very much happy to see all ur comments..

Vibaas said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, i'm drooling here. both fried rice and vada....yum yum.

Varsha Vipins said... Reply To This Comment

Great..loved the rice..n broccoli is something I so much want to use,but never gets to take inside..I dont like it actually..hehe..This could be a great way to gulp that in..:)