Ajwain Fried Rice

Ajwain or carom seed is a spice that looks like cumin seed and is highly fragrant. When used in fried rice, it gives a strong flavor and gives the fried rice a unique, smoky taste. If you have some cooked rice and want a quick snack for lunch, try this fried rice. You will love it!!

1 teaspoon carom seeds
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 cup onion chopped
3 cups of cooked rice
5 tablespoons cooking oil
Salt to taste


1. In a non-stick pan, heat oil and add carom seeds. Cook for a minute at medium heat. DSC_3434-001

2. Add onion and cook until onion is soft.  DSC_3440-001

3. Add turmeric powder and salt. Mix well and cook for another minute. DSC_3418-001

4. Add 3 cups of cooked rice. Mix well and cook for another 5 minutes. DSC_3421-001

5.  Enjoy with pickle or curry. DSC_3445-001


One comment

  1. Blake says:

    Looks delicious. I have never tried making my own fried rice. Perhaps this will be a good one to start with.