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Easy Mushroom Garlic Fried Rice Recipe
For starters, let me tell you that I am a die-hard fan of Indo-Chinese food. I relish the Easy Mushroom Garlic Fried Rice I have whipped up for my lunch today. When you ask an Indian about their favourite food they would say Punjabi, Bengali, Kashmiri or South Indian. But I would say it is Chindian or Indo Chinese which has become a national favourite.
We Indians love to fry everything and we even fry the steamed recipes from across the border, make it greasy and spice it up with red chilli powder, green chillies and yes garam masala too. We have taken the adage,’Hindi-Chini Bhai Bhai” rather literally I guess and adapted Chinese cuisine into our traditional Indian one.
Chinese History in India
Some dishes are not even there on the Chinese cuisine; Fried Rice with Manchurian, Chilli Chicken, Chowmein. Desi Chinese is not a product of this century but goes back a couple of centuries when some Chinese from the Hakka region settled in Kolkata. This “Chinese” spread all over north, south, east and west. We now have Chinese Bhel or Chinese fried Idli.
Indian Chinese is the Indian version of Chinese cooking procedures and a few seasonings with a distinctively Indian tadka. Our palate is used to more spice and most people eat vegetarian and we need our desi touch in everything to eat. Interestingly, Chinese food is the most prevalent foreign cuisine in India and pipped Italian or Thai to the post.
The difference between authentic Chinese and our fusion version of Chinese is remarkable. Chindian recipes are nowhere close to authentic Chinese recipes. Here in South India, Chinese fried rice is served with onion raita!
Mushroom is high on my list of favourites and if you are looking for more mushroom recipes then check out my Chinese Garlic Mushrooms, Chilli Mushroom Gravy, Kale Mushroom quiche, Mushroom Mint Rice, Mushroom Quiche, Mushroom Frankie, Stuffed Mushroom Bombs, Mushroom Baby Corn Stir-fry, Mushroom Carrot Noddles, Mutter Mushroom Curry, .Baby Corn Mushroom, Hakka Noodles, And finally the Shahi Mushroom and Baby corn Biryani that I posted a few days ago.