Feeling like Indo-Chinese today? Me too! But you know what? It took me 1 hour to narrow down my choice to Indo-Chinese cuisine for dinner. Took another 30 minutes to decide on Fried Rice and then thanks to the Internet, took me 15 more to decide which variation of Fried Rice!?!? 😐
Now.. allow me to spread the same joy! 😛
I’m sure the tradition of eating out with your family also [closes] with Fried Rice. It’s a long-standing custom we hate to break.. I know! Why always finishing up a meal with Fried Rice or Noodles.. we never know… but we love it and don’t want to change that! This Desi Chinese cuisine is said to have been developed by the small Chinese community that has lived in Kolkata for over a century. Today, Chinese food is an integral part of the Indian culinary scene. It is also enjoyed by Indian and Chinese communities in North America. I can vouch for that ’cause there are many popular Indo-Chinese chains here in Sunnyvale, California.
Similar to many popular Indian Food varieties, the Fried Rice recipe has innumerable variants. Some popular names from the Restaurant menus being- Veg Fried Rice, Schezwan Fried Rice, Hakka Fried Rice, Burnt Garlic/ Chili Garlic Fried Rice, Pineapple Fried Rice, etc. As I’m typing, a new variation is being invented.. Given the constraint of space and time, I’m going to feed you with the foodie favorites in this blog post.
PS: This recipe pairs best with tomato Ketchup, Chili Garlic sauce, Momo Sauce, Sweet Chili sauce, Sriracha Sauce, Veg Manchurian gravy, and even Raita!
For those of you who enjoy Egg-based Fried Rice, I’ve added in a good recipe as well!