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Fried Rice (Fiji Indian Style)

This recipe of fried rice below is different from the Chinese Fried Rice. This fried rice is usually made with the leftover rice to make the meal interesting. Its adding some flavor to the leftover boring rice, to make food more tastier.

 

Ingredients for making Fiji Indian Style Fried Rice:

  1. Leftover cooked rice (enough to serve approximately 2 people)
  2. Garlic and Ginger Paste 1 tsp
  3. Salt to taste
  4. Oil/Ghee or Butter 2 tbsp
  5. 1 Onion

Method for making Fiji Indian Style Fried Rice:

  1. Separate the grains of rice (it should not be sticking to each other).
  1. Cut the onion into long thin slices.
  2. Heat the Oil.
  3. Add Onion and Garlic in hot oil and stir.
  4. When Onion starts to get light brown, add the Rice.
  5. Sprinkle Salt and stir.
  6. Cook this for about 3 to 5 minutes and serve with Curry.

I like this rice with dhal, chutney and some side dishes. I have seen some people adding few seeds of Sarso and Jeera in step 4.

 

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Aloo Anda (Egg and Potato Curry)

Aloo Anda (Egg and Potato Curry)

Aloo Anda (Egg and Potato Curry)

The Aloo Anda/Anda Alu curry in Fiji Indian style is made by boiling the eggs, taking off its shell and frying the boiled egg till light brown. The Potatoes are cut into bite size pieces and cooked, when the curry is half way cooked, the boiled eggs are added to the curry and cooked. This curry is tasty when there is a thick gravy and some tomatoes are also added to give flavor. You can also garnish the Anda Aloo curry with coriander leaves.

Some people boil the eggs and potatoes while other people make the same curry by boiling only the eggs and not the potatoes. Its entirely your choice to boil the potatoes or not for making Anda Aloo curry.

I have also seen that some people do not fry the boiled eggs in oil. I prefer to fry it because it it gives a special taste.

Ingredients for cooking Aloo Anda (Egg and Potato Curry):

  1. 4 Eggs
  2. 3 medium sized potatoes
  3. 1 Carrot (optional)
  4. 2 tbsp Oil
  5. 1/4 tsp Sarso
  6. 1/4 tsp Jeera
  7. 5 seeds Methi
  8. 1/4 tsp Chilly Powder
  9. 1 tbsp Garlic paste
  10. 1 Onion
  11. 1/2 tsp Ginger paste
  12. 2 tbsp Masala
  13. 1 tsp Haldi
  14. Curry leaves
  15. Coriander leaves for Garnishing
  16. Salt to taste
  17. 4 cups water for boiling eggs and potatoes
  18. 4 cups water for cooking curry (approximately)

Method for cooking Aloo Anda (Egg and Potato Curry):

  1. Put the eggs and potatoes in a pot and cover it with water.Put a lid and boil this till potatoes are tender.
  2. Let the eggs and potatoes cool and take off the potato skin and take off the egg shell. Cut the boiled potatoes in bite size pieces.
  3. Use a food peeler to take off a thin layer of skin off the carrot, rinse the peeled carrots and cut it in small pieces.
  4. Take off the onion skin and cut it into lengthwise slices.
  5. Rinse the coriander leaves and cut it into pieces.
  6. Heat oil and pour the boiled eggs in the hot oil, fry this in low flame till golden brown and take it out of the oil when brown.
  7. In the same hot leftover oil, pour the sarso, jeera, methi, some onion, curry leaves and ginger. Stir this and add garlic.
  8. When garlic starts to get light brown, add the haldi and masala stir and add potatoes.
  9. Add the 4 cups of water, carrots, salt, chilly powder and the boiled and fried eggs.
  10. Cook till the soup is bit thick and the carrots are tender.
  11. Serve Aoo and Anda Curry with rice or roti and chutney.

Note:

  1. You can know that the potatoes are tender and boiled by inserting a fork or a knife in the potato. If it is inserted easily than the potatoes are boiled.
  2. When you are in steps 7 and 8, do not let the items burn, otherwise it will taste ugly. So keep the flame low on this step and be fast.
  3. You can either call this recipe aloo anda curry or anda aloo curry but its basically Egg and Potato Curry.
  4. You can either add more water or less water. The amount of water added to any type of potato curry depends on the quality of potatoes used. Better quality potatoes means lesser water will be used as well as lesser cooking time. A thick gravy in Anda Aloo curry will be tasty.
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How to Make Gulab Jamun (Fiji Indian Style)

Gulaab Jamun is an authentic Indian sweets, the recipe is brought to fiji by our ancestors from India. In this modern times Fiji type of Julab Jamoon and the Julab Jamoon made in India has slight differences in look but the taste is same. The sweets which is called Gulab Jamoon in India looks like Rasgulla, it is dipped in syrup and is round in shape. The sweet which is called Gulab jamoon in Fiji is cylindrical in shape that is long in length and it is round.

Gulab Jamun Fiji Style

Gulab Jamun Fiji Style

Ingredients for making Gulab Jamun Fiji Indian Type:

  1. 1 tin Condensed milk
  2. Elachi 1 tsp
  3. Jaifar 1/4 tsp
  4. Self raising Flour 3 cups
  5. Butter/Ghee 2 to 4 tablespoons
  6. Butter/Ghee 2 to 4 tablespoons (extra)
  7. Sugar 2 cups
  8. Water 4 cups
  9. Oil to fry
  10. Vanilla 1 drop (optional)

Method for making Gulab Jamun Fiji Indian Type:

  1. Ground the elachi and jaifar nd make it into powder.
  2. Sieve the self raising flour in a bowl.
  3. Melt the butter or ghee to be used and cool it.
  4. Open the condensed milk can and pour the content in a clean empty bowl.
  5. Add the powdered elachi,  jaifar and vanilla to the condensed milk.
  6. Add the melted ghee to the condensed milk.
  7. Use a spoon to mix the ingredients added to condensed milk (stir in a circular motion).
  8. Sprinkle flour over the mixture and mix well. Repeat this process till the dough is stiff enough to be kneaded.
  9. Knead the dough well, should be a stiff dough (you can also use a few drops of ghee if needed).
  10. Pour sugar and water in a pan and boil it for 15 to 20 minutes over medium heat to make syrup (bubbles will form while boiling and it should be 1 string syrup).
  11. Take small pieces of dough and make round long shaped gulab jamun with your hands as shown in the image (approximately 1/2 cm wide and 3 cm long). (In this step you will need the extra ghee to rub in your hands so that the Gulab jamun dough does not stick to your hands).
  12. Heat oil and fry the gulab jamun till golden brown.
  13. Take out the fried gulab jamun from the oil and pour it in the syrup (Gulab jamun should be soaked well with the syrup).
  14. Take out the gulab jamun from the syrup after 2 to 5 minutes and cool it.
  15. Fiji Indian style Gulab Jamun Recipe is ready.

Notes:

  1. Gulab Jamun is one of the Indian Sweets that is popularly made during Festivals like Diwali, Eid, Holi, Navratri and other Hindu and Muslim Festivals. It is also prepared for marriages, parties, birthdays etc.
  2. Some people may spell Gulab Jamun as Julab Jamun, Gulaab Jamoon, Julaab Jamoon etc
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