Leftovers Platter

Do you sometimes see too many of leftovers crowding the fridge ?? ๐Ÿ˜‰ I do frequently ๐Ÿ˜€

What do you do ?? ย – I feed it to myself ๐Ÿ˜› interestingly and finger -lickingly good ๐Ÿ˜‰ and that’s called ‘Blowing your own ………………’ ๐Ÿ˜€

It has been a hectic fortnight :/ And i have already confessed to be becoming a lazy lump……….

So instead of cooking up a storm ๐Ÿ˜‰ I placated the storm in my tummy by concocting this platter.

fried rice, fried chillies, boondi raita and some crunchy tomato slices

fried rice, fried chillies, boondi raita and some crunchy tomato slices

There were leftover mutton seekh, spinach and sweet corn gravy, braised french beans, boiled rice and some fresh green chilies.

Presenting here a tangy, spicy and lip -smacking Leftover platter.

Here’s what i did………….

INGREDIENTSย 

For the fried rice :

2 cups – cooked rice

1/2 cup – spinach and sweet corn gravy

2 nos – mutton seekh kebabs

1 tbsp – chopped braised french beans

1 tsp – chopped green chilies

1 nos – large sized onion

1 tsp – ginger and garlic paste

2 tsp – oil

1 tsp – lime juice

salt to taste

For the raita :

1 cup – yogurt

1 tbsp – boondi/ fried pearl -sized chickpea flour balls (market bought)

1/2 tsp – raita masala powder

1 tsp – chopped fresh coriander /cilantro

salt to taste

For the raita masala powder :

1 1/2 tsp – cumin seeds

1/2 tsp – peppercorns

1/4 tsp – dried mint powder

1/4 tsp – black salt/ rock salt or common salt

1 nos – star anise

1/2 tsp – fennel seeds

1/4 tsp – carom seeds

For the fried green chilies :

7-8 nos – fresh mildly hot chilies

1/2 tsp – dried mango powder

1/2 tsp – roasted cumin powder

1 tsp – lime juice (optional)

1 tsp – oil

salt to taste

METHOD

Fried rice :ย 

Peel and thinly chop the onion, lengthwise. Slice the seekh kebabs.

Heat oil in a wok and saute the seekh kebab pieces. Keep aside. In the remaining oil, fry the onions till translucent. Add the ginger- garlic paste, chopped green chilies, french beans and fry for 1 min. Add the cooked rice and mix well. Add the leftover spinach and sweet corn gravy and salt to taste. Toss well keeping the flame high. Toss in the sauteed kebabs and add the lime juice. Take it off fire. It is ready to serve.

fried rice

fried rice

leftovers platter

Boondi raita :

Beat the curd well. Add a little water, if too thick. Toss in the boondi, chopped coriander/ cilantro and mix well. Refrigerate. Add the raita masala before serving.

Raita masala :

Dry roast all the ingredients, except the mint powder and salt. Cool and grind it to fine powder. Mix in the mint powder and salt. Store this powder in an airtight container for future use.

Fried green chilies :

Wipe whole chilies with a soft, wet cloth. Slit the chilies from the end, leaving the top intact. Do not halve it. De -seed, if you like. Heat oil in a pan and toss in the chilies. Fry them till they a soften, yet crunchy. Take them off fire. Cool and sprinkle salt, dried mango powder, roasted cumin powder. Toss well.

This can be refrigerated and used for a week.

Assemble the platter, by arranging the fried rice, fried green chilies, sliced tomatoes with a wedge of lime.

Sprinkle the raita masala and mix the raita well. Serve chilled, separately in a bowl.

boondi raita

boondi raita

I am sceptical about taking this platter over to Angie’s for Fiesta Friday #41

and two lovely co -hosts – Nancy and Loretta. ๐Ÿ™‚

Joining you all because I didn’t want to miss out on the fun and other goodies ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜› Kindly bear this lazy lump of a friend :/

 

Happy cooking !! ๐Ÿ™‚

Cheers !! ๐Ÿ˜€

 

 

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About andy

hi there.....friends call me Andy :) I am a school teacher by profession. Passionate about reading, some random experimental cooking, some hit 'n' miss photography......and i am a dreamer ;) Thank you for popping by :)
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27 Responses to Leftovers Platter

  1. Pingback: Chicken Green Tomato Jalfrezi| Fiesta Friday #41 | The Novice Gardener

  2. Nancy says:

    This looks better than most of the leftovers available in my refrigerator these days! A dish as delicious looking as this one is MOST welcomed at Fiesta Friday! Thanks for bringing it along to share. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Loretta says:

    Wow Andy, this is a wonderful dish made from leftovers? Welcome to Fiesta Friday and for bringing your leftover platter. Tell me, will you be devouring those chillies with your meal? :)Enjoy your weekend.

  4. Suchitra says:

    You are my kind of gal, Andy!! Love you and miss you!

  5. Love the idea of using left overs. .. :)๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. You have some delicious leftovers in your refrigerator. I do too and try to use them up – my big thing is veggies and I always try to make up a stir-fry ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Love your fried rice and the raita looks very yummy, Andy โค

  8. petra08 says:

    Yum, it looks like a delicious way of cooking leftovers! And what lovely left overs to find in a fridge! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. skd says:

    What an Idea Sirji!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. Jhuls says:

    Sometimes, I spent so much time thinking what to do with leftovers. But when you can think of something, it will make you a new, delicious dish. โค This looks amazing.

  11. Hi Andy, my sister in law gave me a jar of fried chilies, they were so good that half a jar was gone in couple of days. So I decided to make some myself…I purchased some elegantly looking finger chillies. I deep fried them whole as not to destroy their charm. They exploded! Luckily the oil did not spatter on my not so elegant fingers. I see here in your post that you supposed to slit them. And you said not to cut them in half..which I dd after the aforementioned explosion! Your recipe looks lovely to try with the spices. When you said fry you meant deep fry right? Thanks

  12. shreya says:

    i love fried rice and raita…I would love to cook over the recipe you have provided in the post as i love to cook as well….thank u for the recipe and keep posting with lots more….

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