Basmati rice - 1 cup
Onion(medium) - 1 no
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Cinnamon(Karugapatta) - 1/2" piece
Cloves(Grambu) - 1 no
Cardamom(Elakka) - 1 no
Fennel seeds(Perinjeerakam) - A pinch
Water - 2 cups
Salt - As reqd
How to prepare
1)Soak rice in water for 30 mins.
2)Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed vessel.
3)Add fennel seeds.
4)After a few seconds, add onion and stir, till, it turns transparent.
5)Add cinnamon, cloves and cardamom and stir.
6)Add 2 cups of water.:- For 1 cup of rice, add 2 cups of water.
7)Add enough salt and mix well.
8)Allow it to boil.
9)Add washed rice and let it boil.
10)Cover and cook on a low flame.
11)When there is no water, remove and keep the lid closed, until rice is cooked well.:- Serve with parippu (dal) curry , chicken or mutton curry, pickle and curd.
Kozhi varutharacha curry/ chicken curry in fried coconut gravy with potatoes is the curry usually prepares with Neichor.
How to make Kachambar
Kachambar - Chop 1 medium size onion, tomato and green chilly. Add 1/2 tea spoon chilly powder and 1 table spoon vinegar into it. Add 2 table spoons of water and enough salt. Mix well.