Poni/Popu Annam (Indian Fried Rice)

poni annam, popu annam, indian fried rice

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poni annam, popu annam, indian fried rice

This is a very good recipe to use leftover rice.

Total Time: 20 minutes
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes


  • Oil: 2 tbsp
  • Cardamoms: 2 (opt)
  • Cloves: 1 (opt)
  • Bay Leaves & Flower: 1 (opt)
  • Sahajeera: 1tsp (opt)
  • Curry Leaves: 3
  • Methi Powder: ¼ tsp
  • Onion: 1 medium sliced
  • Green Chillies: 3-4 slit into 2
  • Ginger garlic paste: 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder: 1 ½ tsp
  • Turmeric: ½ tsp
  • Green Onion: 1 chopped (opt)
  • Cooked or Leftover Rice: 2 cups of raw rice, cooked
  • Chili Powder: 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Eggs: 2 (opt)
  • Cilantro chopped


  • Cut the vegetable. Mix chili powder and salt to rice.
  • Beat the eggs in a bowl with some chili powder and salt.
  • Make an omelette and cut into small pieces.


  • In a pan heat oil, add cardamoms, cloves, sahajeera, bay leaves, curry leaves and methi powder.
  • Add onion and fry until translucent.
  • Add green chillies and ginger garlic paste and cook for a minute or 2.
  • Add coriander powder, green onions, turmeric and cook for ½ a minute.
  • Add rice and fry for 5 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Add omelet and continue coking for another 5 minutes.
  • Add chopped cilantro and serve hot.

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