27 Feb 2008
basmati rice 1 1/2 cups
onions 2 chopped
tomato 1 chopped
green chillies 2
garlic paste 1 tsp
ginger paste 1 tsp
coriander leaves chopped 1/2 cup
mint leaves 1 tbsp chopped
garam masala 1 1/2 tsp
pepper powder 2 tsp
cinnamon sticks 2 numbers of 1/2 " size
hot water 3 1/2 cups
oil or ghee
saffron few strands
How to prepare
Heat ghee in a thick bottomed vessel.
Saute onion, when transparent saute garlic and ginger paste. Add tomatoes, coriander leaves and saute for few seconds. Put crushed green chillies, pepper powder, garam masala and keema together.Add salt and 1/2 cup water and boil. When the keema is approximately cooked and the water is reduced, add rice, saffron, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves with 3 cups of hot water.
Mix and check salt and add required. When this boils mix one again, reduce heat, sprinkle the mint leaves on top and cover the vessel.
After few minutes check the water is reduced. If yes, switch off fire and keep the lid closed until the rice is cooked wholly. If you find the amount of water is not enough to cook rice add little more hot water and cook for few seconds more. See the procedure for ghee rice too for cooking rice.
You can add green peas, carrots, beans and other veggies you like to this.
Enjoy with salad and pickle!
Special thanks to dear Mona for giving the nice matters award, this is the second time, am I so nice?