- Rice: 200 gms.Use good quality Basmati rice.
- Beans - 50 gms.Cut into very small(1/4th inch in length) pieces
- Carrot - 50 gms. Sliced into long pieces.
- Peas - 50 gms(Seeds only).
- Cashew Nuts - 50 gms
- Soaked Raisins - 25 gms
- Black Pepper Powder - 1 tsp.
- kisan Pure Vegetable Oil - 1 tb sp.
- Melted Ghee - 2 tb sp.
- Sugar - 1 to 1.5 tsp depending upon the amount of sweetness desired.
- Salt - to taste
- Soak the rice in water for 30 mins.
- Prepare rice like it is normally done - but add 1 tb sp of ghee and salt to taste during preparing.Spread it on plates under a fan so that the remaining moisture is vapourized and the rice becomes dry.
- Lightly steam the Beans,carrot and peas in some boiling water and add salt to the boiling water for 10 mins.This will ensure taste in the vegetables.Once steamed, remove the vegetables and dry it in a wide plate.
- Heat 1 tsp of vegetable oil in a kadai/wok.
- When the oil is hot, add the whole spices.
- After sometime the aroma of the whole spices evolve,then add the boiled vegetables - carrot, beans and pepper.
- Turn the heat to low.
- Sprinkle the powdered black pepper onto the mixture and stir for a couple of minutes.
- Then add the rice and continue stirring for 5 minutes at the end of which, add the cashew nuts and soaked raisins.
- Continue stirring for another 3-4 minutes.
- Then add ghee,sugar(as per desired quantity) and salt(if required),
- Stir for another 2 mins and serve ideally with a non-veg item of choice.
- Generally, the Bengali fried rice goes excellent with fish or chicken dishes.