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Spicy Sambhar Fried Rice

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Spicy Sambhar Fried Rice Recipe, Sambhar Fried Rice Chawal, How To Make Spicy Sambhar Fried Rice Recipe

This is a good innovative dish made up of leftover rice tossed with some tadka and added sambar powder.

Sambhar Fried Rice is an exceptional rice preparation giving a south Indian touch to the dish by adding sambar powder to spice the rice and veggies. It is extremely flavourful and makes you exuberant with its innovativeness of creating<... Read More..

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How to make Spicy Sambhar Fried Rice

(28 ratings)
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Prep time
5 mins
Cook time
20 mins
Total time
25 mins
Spicy Sambhar Fried Rice
Author : Vahchef
Main Ingredient : Rice
Servings : 4 persons
Published date : February 11, 2019

Ingredients used in Spicy Sambhar Fried Rice
• Salt - to taste.
• Curry leaves - 2 springs.
• Coriander leaves(chopped) - 1/4 bunch.
• Tomatoes(chopped) - 1 number.
• Peanuts crushed - 1 tablespoon.
• Capsicum chopped (green, yellow) - 1/4 cup.
• Green chilly(chopped) - 3 numbers.
• Onion(chopped) - 1 number.
• Sambhar powder - 1½ tablespoon.
• Garlic(chopped) - 1 tea spoon.
• Butter - 50 grams.
• Boiled rice - 2 cups.
• Lime juice - 1 tablespoon.
• Grated coconut - 2 tablespoons.
  • In a bowl add butter, chopped garlic, chopped onion, chopped green chilly, chopped capsicum (green, yellow), crushed peanuts, Chopped tomatoes, chopped coriander, grated coconut (optional), salt, curry leaves, sambhar powder, mix it well.
  • Transfer into the pan and cook it for a minute and add the boiled rice and toss it and sprinkle lime juice, chopped coriander leaves on top.

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Sambhar Fried Rice is an exceptional rice preparation giving a south Indian touch to the dish by adding sambar powder to spice the rice and veggies. It is extremely flavourful and makes you exuberant with its innovativeness of creating Chinese fried rice into an Indianised, simplified dish that fires out with impressive and distinctive taste.

sambhar biryani pulaoThe exact origin of making the fried rice is lost to history but is believed that it was invented sometime during the Sui dynasty (589618 AD), in the city of Yangzhou in eastern Jiangsu province. Yangchow (Yangzhou) Fried Rice is still the standard by which all other Chinese fried rice dishes are judged: morsels of fluffy rice tossed with roast pork, prawns, scallions and peas.

In American-Chinese restaurants you’ll sometimes find it called “special fried rice.” Today, fried rice dishes are found throughout China and India, particularly in the south, where rice is the staple grain. Fried rice is a quintessential comfort food, fast to cook, can use of the left overs without any wastage and easy to carry to office or school. That’s why it has made a great wave in the fast food industry and you find varieties of fried rice available in the food stalls present at every corner of the street.

Generally an excellent fried rice calls for rice cooked a day before as it would get slightly dry and won’t be sticky. You could also give different variation for the fried rice by adding some meat pieces, vegetables or both mixed and make it as per your taste and choice. A major part in making the fried rice is adding the ingredients to your taste. Traditionally a Chinese variety of fried rice consists of cooked rice, beans, carrots, ajinomoto, green chilies, pepper, soya sauce and spring onions stir fried on a high flame until they are nicely blended and gives a nice aroma.

Spicy Sambhar Fried Rice

This is an extraordinary and innovative dish that we can incorporate in our meal to surprise our kids, family and friends. Unique in taste, aromatic and fast to prepare! This also makes a perfect dish for any evening when you are truly stressed of preparing a full meal and wish to get rid of the leftover vegetables or rice at home. A very simple rice preparation using the right ingredients can do wonders to the dish.

Sambar powder is a popular and basic ingredient used for preparing the sambar (lentil stew) in southern India. It is normally served eaten with rice, idli, vada, dosas etc. Sambar powder is generally made at home with some wonderful Indian spices and each house has their own signature recipe for the sambar powder and quantity used. One can never imagine of even thinking of a delicious sambar without the homemade sambar powder.

Sambar powder is very aromatic and flavourful. If prepared at home, then the roasted and ground spices burst out with fragrance lingering into the kitchen. It has a very rich aroma that can tickle your nose if smelt from near. There are always times when you actually want to cook something quick to save time or make a quick meal to your guest. This spicy sambar fried rice would make a classic creation which can astonish your family or guest with a bolt from the blue.

Various fried rice recipes One can make umpteen varieties of fried rice such as Fish fried rice, Curry Chicken fried rice, Street food Biryani fried rice, Curry leaf fried rice etc.

How to prepare Spicy Sambhar Fried Rice:


Boiled rice                             -           2 cups

Butter                                     -           2 tbsp

Capsicum (green, yellow)  -           1 tbsp

Coriander, finely chopped -           1 bunch

Curry leaves                         -           2 sprigs

Garlic, chopped                    -           ½ tsp

Coconut, grated                   -           2 tbsp

Green chilli, chopped          -           3 nos

Lime juice                              -           1 tbsp

Onion, chopped                   -           1 no

Peanut, crushed                   -           1 tbsp

Salt                                         -           to taste

Sambar powder                    -           1 ½ tbsp

Tomatoes, chopped             -           2 nos


Take a bowl, add butter, chopped garlic, onion, green chillies, capsicum (green, yellow), crushed peanuts, tomatoes, coriander leaves, grated coconut (optional), salt, curry leaves, and sambar powder.

Mix the ingredients well and transfer into a pan. Stir fry well and cook for a minute until the vegetables get slightly soft but retain its crunchiness.

Add boiled rice and toss it and finally sprinkle little lime juice, chopped coriander and serve hot. Spicy Sambhar fried rice is simple rice prepared yet packed with flavours and rice compliments well with the crunchy vegetables and sambar powder.

Do try it yourself to believe and taste the uniqueness of the dish.


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Ranjani Balasubramanian Posted on Wed Jun 19 2013

Yum !

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Deepthi Vinayak Posted on Wed Jun 19 2013

It look different ,I will deftly try it

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Paree PREITY Posted on Wed Jun 19 2013


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nitya2910 Posted on Wed Jun 19 2013

Soooo easy n tastes fantastico!!!! My hubby loved it.

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gallant7 Posted on Wed Jun 19 2013

Incredible!! as allways! Thank you much

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OnlyTrying2learn Posted on Wed Jun 19 2013

can you please give masala rice recipe. i have searched alot but could not get the appropriate one.

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kristapher m Posted on Wed Jun 19 2013

Chef u r super awesome n creative. I have lots of respect on you. U r my teacher ever since I started cooking. Ur service towards us should be recognised.

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knubbka Posted on Wed Jun 19 2013

thank you

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TSTE79 Posted on Wed Jun 19 2013

I like your food recipes better than cookies and that nonsense lol

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grlcanrock Posted on Wed Jun 19 2013

can you make some waffles?

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kishan890 Posted on Wed Jun 19 2013

Recipe of the year!!!

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joe sunny Posted on Wed Jun 19 2013

i have never heard of this dish..i think u tried preparing veg bath in which sambhar powder is not added =D

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