Nadan Vegetable and Egg Fried Rice

Nadan fried rice

Nadan Fried Rice Recipe

Ingredients (Serves 3)

1. Basmati rice – 1 cup, (Cook basmati rice adding enough salt. Set aside to cool.)

2. Coconut oil – 1 tsp + 1 tbsp

3. Eggs – 2, beaten with a pinch of salt and pepper

4. Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp

Cashews – 2 tbsp

5. Pearl onions – 6 – 7, thinly sliced

Curry leaves – A few

Ginger and garlic – 1 tsp each, finely chopped

Green chilly – 1, minced

6. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp

Jeera powder – 1/4 tsp

Coarsely ground black pepper corns – 1/4 – 1/2 tsp

7. Cabbage – 1 – 1.5 cup, chopped

Carrot – 1 medium, chopped

Green beans – 1/4 cup, cut into thin rounds

8. Vegetable / chicken stock / water – 1/4 cup (I used chicken stock)

9. Soy sauce – 1 tsp

10. Ghee – 1 tsp

11. Cilantro – 3 tbsp, chopped

Fresh cracked pepper – 1 – 2 pinches

12. Salt – To taste


1. Heat a tsp of coconut oil. Add the beaten eggs and scramble well. Transfer to a small bowl. Add a tbsp of coconut oil in the same pan (wipe the pan if you want) and splutter mustard seeds. Fry cashews for 30 seconds and add sliced pearl onion.  Stir-fry until transparent. Add curry leaves, ginger, garlic and minced green chilly. Cook for a minute.

2. Add cabbage, carrot, green beans and a little salt. Stir-fry for two minutes. Add turmeric powder, chilly powder and jeera powder. Stir for a few seconds. Add 1/4 cup stock/water. Cook for 1 – 2 minutes until almost dry. Add cooked rice, soy sauce and scrambled egg. Stir-fry for 2 minutes at high heat. Add a tsp of ghee and mix well. Sprinkle cilantro and fresh ground black pepper. Yummy nadan fried rice is ready to serve. Serve hot.

Nadan fried rice

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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